Gil Mandelzis CEO of Traiana
Gil Mandelzis CEO of Traiana

FORUM: Technology- helping to meet the needs of clients

In this months FORUM, Gil Mandelzis asks 3 major banks about the key components of an effective Prime Brokerage solution, and future trends of the market.

With Gary Gluck, Head of Fixed Income and FX Prime Brokerage at Credit Suisse First Boston. Carolyn Holt, Head of FX Prime Brokerage Sales - North America at JP Morgan. Andy Coyne, Head of FX Prime Brokerage at Deutsche Bank and Gil Mandelzis, CEO of Traiana as moderator.Mandelzis: What are the key components of an effective Prime Brokerage solution and what gaps in your previous technology did you need to fill to serve this market?GLUCK: The optimal FX Prime Brokerage solution provides the fund manager straight-through processing, rapid trade matching, transparency, enhanced MIS and position reporting. Pre-trade, the PB system should provide real-time credit line availability. At the time of trade, the PB system should interface with the managers deal capture system to eliminate the need for multiple inputs. Post-trade, the system should report deal matching status as well as real time reporting across positions. To this end, CSFB has made a significant investment in an architectural model which integrates...continued

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