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AlphaWeek Phipps Bridge Consulting

How To More Effectively Manage Your Prime Broker

The relationship between hedge funds and Prime Brokers has evolved significantly over the past 15 years, and this educational event is designed to help hedge fund managers understand these changes and the impact on their Prime relationships.

How To More Effectively Manage Your Prime Broker’ is a 3 hour interactive session, designed exclusively for hedge funds, which will help you to understand what Prime Brokers want from their hedge fund relationships – and why – so that you can better understand Prime agendas, and manage your Prime relationships.

The event is produced and delivered by Umran Akhtar, Managing Director of Phipps Bridge Consulting Ltd (>pbc).

Umran Akhtar
>pbc's Umran Akhtar

Umran has 20+ years experience in the Financial Services industry, having spent  most of this time working for global investment banks, including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citi, and Bear Stearns/J.P. Morgan. The vast majority of this time  has been spent managing Prime business lines, and senior level coverage of large, and complex, asset management clients.  This has given him a broad range of experience, and a proven track record of delivering client needs. This has been most recently demonstrated by his leadership as the EMEA/Asia Head of Prime Services for Bear Stearns/J.P. Morgan through significant Market upheaval events over the past 10+ years. These included Bear Stearns' collapse, Lehman Brothers' collapse, credit spread issues, regulatory reforms (AIFMD, EMIR, MiFID, SFTR, CSDR..), changing client landscapes (move from offshore vehicles to onshore UCITS/QIF/SICAV), rise of managed platforms, and spread/fee compressions. He also has very recent experience focusing on managing regulatory impacts for the Prime business, working with industry bodies, and providing extensive input for responses back to regulators


What will you takeaway from the event?                                                                                           

You will takeaway actionable insights which you will be able to implement into the process of managing your Prime relationships, which in turn will help you get more out of these relationships.


What is the agenda?

Registration will commence at 9am. The session will begin at 9.30am and end at 12.30pm with a break at 11am.


Who will be attending?

The attendees will be exclusively hedge funds facing, and running, Prime relationships.


How many people will be attending?

This is a training event, curated and designed to be intensive and interactive. Spaces are very limited.


What are the sponsorship opportunities?

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How can I register?

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When and where is the event?

How To More Effectively Manage Your Prime Broker will be held on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, at the Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Pl, Mayfair, London W1J 5JD.