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Oct 28 2008 | 2:00am ET
For Credit Suisse, the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings helped create the only bright spot in its third quarter earnings report.
The bank’s prime brokerage unit added 117 billion Swiss francs (US$100.9 billion) in assets during the third quarter. By contrast, it’s securities unit posted a 3.23 billion Swiss franc loss, due to trading losses and write-downs.
Last week, CEO Brady Dougan said the firm’s prime brokerage could have added even more assets but for its being “selective in terms of counterparties and collateral onboarded.” Credit Suisse says it turns down about two-thirds of prospective hedge fund clients.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...