J. S. Aikman is a management consultant and lawyer advising managers and financial institutions. He also lectures on hedge funds and investment banking at the University of Toronto. Previously VP and counsel for a bulge-bracket investment bank in London, Aikman has broad international experience in alternative investments and has served as adviser to many successful entrepreneurial ventures. Aikman completed his MBA at Oxford University. He may be reached at email@example.com.
PART I The Business.
Chapter 1 Extraordinary Markets.
Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Prime Finance.
Chapter 3 Strategy and Opportunity.
PART II The Players.
Chapter 4 Hedge Funds.
Chapter 5 Hedge Fund Managers and Investment Advisers.
Chapter 6 Prime Brokerages.
Chapter 7 Prime Brokerage Business Model.
Chapter 8 Securities Lending and Financing.
Chapter 9 Executing Brokers.
PART III The Risks and Rewards.
Chapter 10 Life Cycles.
Chapter 11 Risk Management.
Chapter 12 Legal and Compliance Issues.
Chapter 13 What the Future Holds.
Appendix A Prime Broker List.
Appendix B List of Securities Lenders.
Appendix C Prime Broker Due Diligence Questionnaire.
Appendix D Useful Links—Prime Finance.
Glossary of Useful Terms.
About the Author.