Alternative Investment

HEHFP Module 7: Prime Brokerage Services


This is Module 7 of the Henley Executive Hedge Fund Program (HEHFP). It explain what a prime broker does, what a hedge fund should look for from a prime broker, and what they will be asked for in return. Concepts introduced include clearing, custody and asset servicing, stock lending, margin, collateral and leverage.

This module is a 3-hour (approx. study time) course and is eligible for 1.5 SFC CPT/PWMA OPT hours.

Check out the other modules in the Program:


By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Explain the role of a prime broker and its relation with hedge fund
- Describe various concepts related to prime brokerage
- List the considerations in selecting prime broker and monitoring
- Know the the future of prime brokerage


Part 1 - Pre-reading materials
(i) What is Prime Brokerage
(ii) Post-Crisis: Hedge Funds, Custodial Risk And Prime Brokers
(iii) Banks raise bets on prime broking for struggling hedge funds
(iv) Prime Brokerage survey: Goldman Sachs remains top, but lead narrows

Part 2 - Presentation Slides of the eCourse

Part 3 - Prime Brokerage Services eCourse*
(i) Introduction
(ii) Section 1: What is a Prime Broker
(iii) Section 2: Financing & Margin
(iv) Section 3: Legal Agreements
(v) Section 4: Selection and Monitoring
(vi) Section 5: The Future of Prime Brokerage
(vii) Section 6: Concluding Remarks

Part 4 - Quiz*
The quiz consists of 15 questions where learners have 3 attempts to achieve at least 80% with correct answers as a pass.

Part 5 - Post-reading materials
(i) Citigroup is said to face 180 million loss on loan to Asia fund loan
(ii) Report on the Thematic Review of Prime Services

*mandatory parts to complete

Who should attend

(1) Hedge Fund professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge
(2) Individuals looking to start a Hedge Fund
(3) Service providers e.g., Banking, Risk, Compliance and IT professionals, Lawyers, Fund Administrators


Relevant Subject
Type 9 - Asset management
SFC:1.50, PWMA:1.50
All Member: HK$775
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$775
Non-Member: HK$1550