Convergex adds Fully Paid Lending and US$1b in new assets for prime brokerage

New York, NY – January 17, 2017 – Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, is pleased to announce that in 2016, its Prime Brokerage business added new clients with a collective total of over $1 billion in assets and is seeing a steady increase in its international client-base. Enhancements to Convergex’s Prime Services product offerings, including expanding its futures execution and clearing services and adding fully-paid for lending capabilities, helped generate additional interest and growth from both the U.S. and Europe.

The Convergex Prime Services team offers a full-range of services to its clients including opening and monitoring accounts, cross referencing securities and customized reporting capabilities. In addition, the team is focused on providing investors the ability to lend out and generate additional interest income on fully-paid-for or excess margin securities.

“Convergex has been seeing a steady increase in the number of European-based hedge funds looking for U.S. prime brokers as they have found the full scope of our product offerings to be a safer and more cost-effective alternative,” said Doug Nelson, Convergex Executive Managing Director and Head of Global Clearing and Prime Services. “Convergex is focused on expanding its European presence through its global offerings and by providing a superior level of customer service in both the U.S. and abroad.”

Convergex Prime Brokerage Services is a leading provider of integrated prime services to hedge funds, family offices, mutual funds, and registered investment advisors (RIAs). Its customized, high-end execution solutions include direct market access (DMA) platforms, multiple custody and clearing options, advanced pre- and post-trade analytics, access to securities lending providers, and capital introduction services. By combining boutique-firm service levels and pricing with professional clearing and prime brokerage services, Convergex offers a prime services package previously available only to the largest institutions.

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