The prime brokerage revolution

The implications of Basel III on small to mid-sized hedge fund managers must in no way be underestimated. The rules may be directed at bulge bracket banks but the knock-on effects will be reverberating throughout the alternative investment management community. Basel III subjects banks to Liquidity Coverage Ratios (LCR). This obliges banks to hold enough.

Challenges and Opportunities for Capital hungry hedge funds

The challenges facing emerging hedge fund managers are well-documented. The sheer volume of regulation following the financial crisis has had a significant impact on the hedge fund operating model. Rules such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II).

AIFMD and why firms should look to Malta

Overview of AIFMD Implementation of the European Union’s (EU) Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is well in train. The Directive imposes a number of requirements on European-based alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) and AIFMs marketing into EU member states.  The scope of the Directive is all encompassing and applies to any fund manager running.

Capital Hungry Hedge Funds

Post-financial crash challenges and opportunities JERRY LEES, EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, LINEAR INVESTMENTS First published 07 Jul 2015 The challenges facing emerging hedge fund managers are well-documented. The sheer volume of regulation following the financial crisis has had a significant impact on the hedge fund operating model. Rules such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD),.

Get a Linear Perspective

With risk-averse banks unwilling to support anyone but the larger funds, Linear Investments has become a lifeline for smaller, start-up clients. SAFI THIND meets the men who help the ‘little guy’ HEDGE Article August 2015 By Safi Thind – Published in HEDGE Magazine – August 2015 EVEN NAVINDER SARAO, the so-called Hound of Hounslow, needed.

How to start a hedge fund in Europe

Jerry Lees – Published in FHM June 2014 Linear brings together the skills and expertise that hedge funds need, within an integrated platform solution.  This approach will significantly reduce your operational costs and bring you to market faster and more efficiently. Linear achieves this by integrating; Capital Introduction, Prime Brokerage and custody Services, Execution, DMA.

Investment – How companies can find backing and investment for their Fin Tech start-up and what investors are looking for in a pitch

Jerry Lees – Published in Financial Technology External financing for startups usually comes from friends and family, individual (non-institutional) angel investors, early-stage funds or some combination of these sources. Raising capital generally takes longer than most new entrepreneurs expect.  Getting in front of investors is a lengthy process, and investors will often take a long.