Monday, 1 September 2014
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Apr 22 2009 | 9:30am ET
Hedge fund administrator Conifer Securities is continuing to build its nascent prime brokerage business with the hire of a former Morgan Stanley executive.
Jon Karis has been named director of prime brokerage services at the San Francisco-based firm. Karis most recently served as an executive director in Morgan Stanley’s prime brokerage group, focusing on sales, client relationships and technology.
“Conifer's strategic growth plan requires us to be innovative in product and service development while maintaining our intense focus on client service,” Karis said. “We have created new products to differentiate Conifer and increase our business opportunities while staying close to the core principles that have driven our success.”
Conifer has been steadily adding to its year-old prime brokerage this year. Earlier this month, the firm acquired Morgan Stanley’s outsourced-trading business. It also hired former Citigroup executive Sal Campo as head of sales.
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 ...