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.
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Credit Suisse AG is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as ‘Credit Suisse’). Our strategy builds on Credit Suisse’s core strengths: its position as a leading wealth manager, its specialist investment banking capabilities and its strong presence in our home market of Switzerland. We seek to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, aiming to capitalize on both the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets, while also serving key developed markets with an emphasis on Switzerland. Credit Suisse employs approximately 48,800 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse AG’s parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.
With a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international legal landscape, Sidley has built a reputation for being a powerful legal adviser for global businesses. With more than 2,000 lawyers across 20 offices worldwide, Sidley maintains a commitment to providing quality legal services and to offering advice in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters spanning virtually every area of law. Our highly regarded broad transactional practice disciplines include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, structured finance and securitization, intellectual property, funds and other pooled investments, restructuring, bank and commercial lending, public finance, real estate, tax and employee benefits, as well as trusts and estates. Sidley’s extensive litigation experience includes general and commercial litigation, regulatory and financial litigation, antitrust, white collar criminal defense, food and drug, healthcare, patent and other intellectual property litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation, international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, and international trade law. Our offices are found in Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dallas, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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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.
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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.
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Enfusion’s investment management software-as-a-service platform removes traditional information boundaries, uniting front, middle and back-office teams on one cloud native system and across one golden data set. Through our industry-leading software, analytics, and middle/back-office managed services, we create enterprise-wide cultures of real-time, data-driven intelligence, boosting agility, and powering growth.
As a Fintech leader and pioneer in developing innovative solutions, Enfusion partners with 500+ investment managers from nine global offices spanning four continents. In 2020, HFM named Enfusion as the “Best Overall Technology Firm”, “Best Trading & Execution Technology”, “Best Integrated Solution” and Best Managed Services Provider”. For more information about its technology and Managed Services capabilities visit: https://www.enfusion.com.
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, and valuation. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia‑Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is the No. 1 M&A advisor for the past six consecutive years in the U.S., the No. 1 global restructuring advisor for the past seven consecutive years, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, all based on number of transactions and according to data provided by Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters).
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.
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Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai. Clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services turn to Katten for counsel locally, nationally and internationally. The firm’s core areas of practice include corporate, financial markets and funds, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, structured finance and securitization, transactional tax planning, private credit and private wealth. Katten represents public and private companies in numerous industries, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. For more information, visit katten.com
At Morgan Lewis, we partner with clients to understand their needs and craft powerful solutions for them. Our team encompasses more than 2,200 legal professionals, including lawyers, patent agents, employee benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists, working together across 31 offices in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. We provide comprehensive corporate, regulatory, transactional, litigation, restructuring, employment and benefits, and intellectual property services in all major industries, helping clients address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes.
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Proskauer’s Hedge Funds Department
Proskauer’s global Hedge Funds Group has broad experience in advising hedge fund managers, funds of funds and other institutional and individual investors on a variety of matters, including fund structuring and formation, seed investments, management company matters, investment adviser registration and compliance, portfolio management, regulatory examinations, litigation and complex restructurings and other corporate transactions. The group is part of our larger, globally renowned Private Investment Funds Group, which comprises 150+ lawyers worldwide. The Private Investment Funds Group, in turn, has extensive experience across the universe of hedge funds and funds of funds, both U.S. and non-U.S., employing all types of structures and all types of investment strategies.
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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.
Through the Investment Manager Services division, SEI supplies hedge funds, other alternative managers and investment management organizations with a comprehensive suite of services ranging from fund accounting and fund administration to investment operations and data management as well as dedicated investor and manager platforms to help them 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 asset classes, investment vehicles, strategies and jurisdictions. SEI currently services $1.7 trillion in assets across more than 550 traditional and alternative asset managers, sovereign wealth funds and family offices, including 49 of the top 100 asset managers worldwide. For more information, visit www.seic.com/ims
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.
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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.
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: #1 Agency Lending Regional Provider APAC, Highest Average Score from Global Investor (2019); Bank of the Year and Equity Derivatives House of the Year from IFR (2019).
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SecuritiesTracker: The Most Comprehensive Solution Available for Shareholder Litigation Analysis and Claims Filing
First introduced in 2003, the SecuritiesTracker platform has evolved into the most advanced and comprehensive global portfolio monitoring and claims filing service available to institutional investors. Competitive service offerings are limited in what they are capable of or permitted to provide because they are not law firms. In contrast, SecuritiesTracker–which is backed and supported by the vast resources of one of the largest and most successful law firms that specializes in shareholder litigation–provides the legal analysis and recommendations on how to proceed with global opt-in and opt-out litigation that other claims filing services cannot.
SecuritiesTracker actively guides and assists institutional investors with the identification, evaluation, analysis, management, and monetization of all shareholder claims and actions filed in every jurisdiction around the world. All alerts, reports, memos, guidance and filings generated by SecuritiesTracker are the product of many years’ experience, expertise and relationships of a law firm that prosecutes shareholder actions globally. Because it is the most comprehensive and cost-competitive platform available, which taps into its own in-house analysts, investigators and litigators to provide detailed legal analyses and recommendations for how best to maximize recoveries for clients, institutional investors everywhere–including mutual fund managers, asset managers, hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and insurance companies–are switching to SecuritiesTracker to monitor and manage all of their shareholder litigation needs at a fraction of the cost of other providers. Institutional investors with over $8 trillion in AUM have come to rely on the SecuritiesTracker platform to fulfill all of their fiduciary obligations related to protecting assets.
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.
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Preqin is the home of alternative assets, providing indispensable data, solutions and insights to support alternative asset professionals at every stage of the investment cycle. Since 2003, we have been the most trusted source of information on alternative assets, spanning private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, infrastructure, private debt, natural resources and secondaries. Our products and services are relied upon by more than 110,000 industry participants in over 90 countries, for a range of activities including fundraising, investor relations, asset allocation, fund manager selection and business development.
Preqin is an independent business with over 500 staff based in New York, London, Chicago, Singapore, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Bangalore and Manila.
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