MFA Network 2022
January 24 – January 26, 2022
Loews Miami Beach Hotel – Miami Beach, FL
BofA Securities offers a premier futures, options, and OTC derivatives platform. We are an industry leader in direct exchange memberships and also provide access via third-party relationships. Our 24-hour execution desk in Chicago provides clients a single access point for all global markets. Regional desks in New York, Montreal, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Mumbai enhance our client service capabilities. Our electronic trading suite syncs with a wide variety of client front ends offering direct access to 38 exchanges, along with advanced trading algorithms. We have been at the forefront of the new era of OTC derivatives clearing. Our OTC service offering includes derivatives intermediation, cross margining, world class reporting and reconciliation, leading collateral optimization technology, and allocation processing across multiple accounts on a single multi-market and multi-asset platform.
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.
Our purpose is creating opportunities to rise. We support sustainable and inclusive growth by connecting the ideas, innovations and aspirations of our customers and clients to the capital that can bring them to life. For over 325 years we have funded progress, and today we remain committed to helping make our world more sustainable, more inclusive and more connected.
Learn more at https://www.cib.barclays/
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world. To learn more, visit gs.com.
HSBC Global Banking and Markets is an emerging markets-led and financing-focused business that provides tailored financial solutions to major government, corporate and institutional clients worldwide.
Global Banking and Markets has offices in more than 60 countries and territories. Managed as a global business, we offer clients geographic reach and deep local knowledge.
Our clients are served by teams that bring together relationship managers and product specialists to develop financial solutions that meet individual client needs.
Our Client-focused business lines deliver a full range of banking capabilities:
– Investment banking and financing solutions, including corporate banking, investment banking, and leveraged acquisition finance.
– Global transaction banking services, including trade services, global liquidity and cash management, and securities services.
– One of the largest markets businesses of its kind, with 24-hour coverage and knowledge of local markets and providing services in credit and rates, foreign exchange and money markets.
– Global asset management solutions for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors worldwide.
– A broad range of research services including macro, sector and company coverage complemented by trading ideas and strategies.
Learn more at https://www.gbm.hsbc.com/
J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and securities services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $32 trillion of assets under custody and $714 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorgan.com.
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.
Wells Fargo Prime Services, offers a comprehensive set of services and solutions for alternative asset managers. With a strong focus toward servicing our customers, we help managers meet their operational and financial goals with integrated financing, technology and operational solutions as well as capital introduction, business consulting, risk services and bespoke financing solutions.
As part of Wells Fargo, one of the strongest and best-capitalized banks in the world, we deliver the full resources of a best-in-class financial institution to help managers capture market opportunities and become efficient while growing assets. Our multi-asset class platform delivers critical financing, execution and clearing services while our hands-on service model provides the foundation for partnership.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is one of the world’s largest law firms. A frequent recipient of industry recognition for its strength in litigation and high-stakes appellate work, its leadership in groundbreaking transactions and its depth in public policy, Akin Gump provides a comprehensive suite of services for global companies and local individuals. Our team of litigators, dealmakers, and policy lawyers and advisors collaborate with a single goal: the success of our clients.
Cboe Global Markets (Cboe: CBOE) provides cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to market participants around the world. The company is committed to defining markets through product innovation, leading edge technology and seamless trading solutions.
The company offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S., Canadian and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index), recognized as the world’s premier gauge of U.S. equity market volatility.
The company is headquartered in Chicago with a network of domestic and global offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia, including main hubs in New York, London, Kansas City and Amsterdam. For more information, visit www.cboe.com.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
Citi’s integrated business supports clients from pre-trade to execution and post-trade. Citi Equities provides insights, a broad range of products and services and round-the-clock market access for equities and equity-linked instruments, including tailored solutions to accommodate more complex trading strategies. Citi Prime Finance offers prime brokerage, securities lending and financing, agency securities lending, and global capital introductions to help hedge funds manage risk, improve efficiency and achieve their long-term business objectives. Citi Futures, Clearing and Collateral Management delivers futures execution, OTC derivatives clearing, derivatives intermediation and collateral management services to support operational, asset optimization and liquidity needs.
Industry recognition includes:
Derivatives House and Interest Rate Derivatives House of the Year from IFR (2020).
Learn more at https://www.citi.com/
With more than 100 of our 350 attorneys dedicated to serving fund and investor clients, our Investment Management Group is a leader in the United States, distinguished for our client service.
Our global clients include investment funds and advisers, emerging managers, some of the largest and best known asset managers with AUM in the tens of billions and a range of structures and strategies.
Our core services include:
-Fund Formation and Structuring
-Regulatory and Compliance
-Derivatives and Structured Products
-Private Equity, M&A, Debt Financing
-Securities and Capital Markets Litigation
-Tax, T&E, ERISA, Employment, IP, Insurance
Northern Trust is the premier provider of Whole Office solutions for some of the world’s most successful and complex asset managers and asset owners. We support and service all fund types across multiple domiciles, from traditional ’40 Act mutual funds, to some of the most complex hedge and private capital structures available today. We operate as a partner to our clients, providing dynamic and customizable solutions to support their investment strategies. From market insights to regulatory and tax support and fund launch consultation, Northern Trust is focused on helping our clients build and evolve in an ever-changing marketplace. We provide the full suite of products from fund accounting/administration, operations outsourcing and custody to innovative data driven solutions designed to lower costs, increase efficiency, and enable fund growth. We operate globally across a single technology platform, supporting 700+ asset manager clients located in 53 countries, with $15.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration.
To learn more about our services please visit: https://www.northerntrust.com/united-states/what-we-do/asset-servicing
To view our latest industry reports, research and insights please visit: https://www.northerntrust.com/united-states/insights-research/asset-servicing
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (SRZ) is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC and London. A pioneer in the alternative investment management industry, SRZ has been advising private investment funds for more than 50 years. SRZ has across-the-board expertise in all strategies, including credit and direct lending funds, hedge, private equity, CLOs, specialty finance, long/short equity, global macro, activist, blockchain technology, digital assets, litigation finance, LBO, distressed, real estate and venture, among others. SRZ has the largest and most comprehensive regulatory and compliance practice in the asset management space. The lawyers advise managers on running their businesses consistent with applicable laws, regulations and legal requirements, in addition to counseling on SEC registration, examination and enforcement matters.
UBS Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, execution and comprehensive access to international capital markets. It offers advisory services and provides in-depth cross-asset research, along with access to equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and selected rates and credit markets, through its business units, Global Banking and Global Markets. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.
Learn more at https://www.ubs.com/us/en.html
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment and wealth management and investment services in 35 countries. As of June 30, 2021, BNY Mellon had $45.0 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $2.3 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.
As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.
In our wealth and asset management work today, not everything is innovation; a lot of it is evolution. And it’s important to know the difference. FinTech disruptors continue to shift the rules, newer investors aren’t flocking to older channels and cost pressure is relentless. From data and AI, to tech platforms and partners, the questions have never been bigger, and the stakes have never been higher.
At EY, we help clients re-think everything from pricing and operating models to competition and convergence. We bring critical questions into focus, which lead to bolder strategies, simplified operations and sustainable growth. Our sharp understanding of the state of play allows us to shift discussion from reacting to change, to helping shape it. Ultimately, we work with clients not just to stay competitive, but to change investing for the better.
First Republic is committed to serving the needs of hedge fund firms, managed funds, their principals and employees. Over the years, we have developed a suite of specialized offerings to support the complex nature of this industry and, through extraordinary service, have had the opportunity to bank over 900 hedge fund relationships.
Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Palm Beach, Boston, Greenwich, and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans.
PGIM Fixed Income is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has offices in Newark, N.J., London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. As of September 30, 2021, the firm has $964 billion of assets under management including $412 billion in institutional assets, $212 billion in retail assets, and $340 billion in proprietary assets. Over 900 institutional asset owners have entrusted PGIM Fixed Income with their assets.
PwC’s alternative asset management practice helps create the edge you need. We bring a broader, deeper spectrum of skills across all segments of the alternatives industry, delivered with energy, passion, teamwork and the proven ability to develop customized solutions for you. As a global asset management leader, PwC is unsurpassed in its depth of knowledge and experience to the alternative asset management industry. Through our global network of firms, with more than 223,000 people in 157 countries, we provide quality assurance, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most successful companies.
SEI’s Investment Manager Services supplies investment organizations of all types with the advanced operating infrastructure they must have to evolve and compete in a landscape of escalating business challenges. SEI’s award-winning global operating platform provides investment managers and asset owners with customized and integrated capabilities across a wide range of investment vehicles, strategies and jurisdictions. Our services enable users to gain scale and efficiency, keep pace with marketplace demands and run their businesses more strategically. SEI partners with more than 550 traditional and alternative asset managers, as well as sovereign wealth managers and family offices, representing nearly $37 trillion in assets, including 49 of the top 100 asset managers worldwide. For more information, visit seic.com/IMS.
With over 12,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking is present in all major markets and is built on the overriding principles of client service over the long term and sound risk management. Supporting its clients across sectors, we tailor solutions for clients by capitalizing on our worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance, and global markets. For issuers, we provide a global advisory approach and capital-raising solutions. For investors, we offer investment opportunities and risk management.
SS&C is a leading innovator in technology-powered solutions and operational services for the global investment management industry, with particular expertise in the full range of alternative investments, including hedge funds, private equity, funds of funds, real estate, real assets and direct investments. We are also the industry’s largest global fund administrator, entrusted with over $2 trillion globally in assets under administration. SS&C serves a worldwide clientele with a network spanning the major financial and commercial centers of North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at ssctech.com For more information, visit ssctech.com
U.S. Bank Global Fund Services understands the challenges facing managers. For over 50 years, our clients have relied upon the resources, strength and financial stability of U.S. Bank to provide the expertise and systems necessary to support the highest quality services for each of their specific products. We concentrate on bringing you the flexibility, accuracy and efficiency needed, so you can focus on your strengths – investment management and asset growth.
Whether you use our complete package or just one, you’ll get the latest in fund technology and the complete attention of our industry professionals. From hedge funds, private equity and fund of funds, to separately managed accounts, registered funds and exchange-traded products, we know the conversation doesn’t end with the contract. We are dedicated to helping you succeed.
For more information about our comprehensive suite of alternative services, exchange traded products, mutual funds and RIA capabilities, visit usbank.com/globalfundservices.
Wellington Management’s alternatives capabilities benefit from what we think is the best of both worlds: the resources and reach of a US$1 trillion global investment manager and the agility and entrepreneurial spirit of a US$32.2 billion alternatives boutique. Our private ownership model, world-class infrastructure, and long-term mind-set help us attract and retain talented alternatives investment professionals. We combine their skill with robust risk-management tools to help deliver solutions to the complex challenges our clients face. To learn more about our alternative strategies, including hedged equity, fixed income, and multi-asset solutions, visit us at http://www.wellington.com/alternatives. (Figures are as of 30 September 2021.)
Bipsync is a Research Automation Platform purposefully designed to optimize end-to-end research management processes for the investment front-office. We use modern technologies, agile processes and user-centered design to drive speed, agility, quality and efficiency into our customers’ research processes to drive better decisions, faster. Bipsync clients span the entire investment management industry across asset class, strategy and size. The world’s largest allocators right through to pre-launch hedge funds rely on Bipsync as a single system of record and modern productivity environment to help them power their unique research processes and drive operational excellence.
Genesis is a full-service digital currency prime brokerage providing a single point of access for select qualified individuals and global institutional investors. Genesis combines unrivaled operational excellence, a seamless user experience, and best-in-class client service to provide the full suite of services global investors require to manage their digital asset portfolios.
The firm offers sophisticated market participants a fully-integrated platform to trade, borrow, lend, and custody digital assets, creating new opportunities for yield while increasing capital efficiency for counterparties.
Genesis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG), one of the largest private investors in blockchain and digital asset companies.
Symphony is the most secure and compliant markets’ infrastructure and technology platform, where solutions are built or integrated to standardize, automate and innovate financial services workflows. The Symphony platform is a vibrant community of over half a million financial professionals from 500+ market participants with a trusted directory. It is powering over 2,000 community built applications and bots. The company was founded in 2014 and has raised $510 million from institutional investors. For more information, visit www.symphony.com.
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Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR) is the hedge fund industry’s “go to” provider of hedge fund index information. We deliver over 200 indices to our clients across the world for their vital hedge fund benchmarking and performance measurement needs. Beyond indices, HFR delivers high-value visibility into private hedge funds and publicly available liquid alternatives through our hedge fund databases. Our quarterly research reports deliver the latest industry trends to institutional investors and asset managers, who seek to identify both broad and narrow developments across the global hedge fund space.
Preqin is the Home of Alternatives®, the foremost provider of data, analytics and insights to the alternative assets community. From pioneering rigorous methods of data collection to developing a revolutionary platform, we have committed ourselves to furthering the understanding of alternatives for over 18 years. Through close partnership with our clients, our 300 researchers based in key financial centers worldwide combine with cutting-edge technology to make sure our data and research is unique, timely, accurate and insightful.
Today, over 120,000 fund managers, investors, placement agents, service providers, advisors and other industry professionals from more than 38,000 firms worldwide are empowered with information that underpins their daily workflow including fundraising, asset allocation, investor relations, origination and business development.
• Private Equity & Venture Capital • Private Debt • Hedge Fund • Real Estate • Infrastructure • Natural Resources
Preqin is an independent business with staff based in London, Dubai, Frankfurt, New York Chicago, Singapore, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Bangalore and Manila.
Learn more at www.preqin.com