Since the removal of access to counterparty credit by many banks, several non-bank entities have entered the liquidity provision space. We dissect how to differentiate a REAL prime of prime from a retail firm that offers a B2B price feed from its own desk
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“Are you implying that some Prime of Primes are offering liquidity that is perceived to be based off direct relationships but turns out to be indirectly sourced? If so, there is a limitation on the capacity of liquidity that the provider can genuinely service without a deterioration in the pricing and execution” – Ramy Soliman, CEO, Stater Global Markets
The bias toward hedge funds and trad prime brokerages is not new. It is resurfacing though, as the listed derivatives lobby once again puts its 2 cents in…. Or should that be $50 million?
“By ignoring the retail brokers that are “Prime of Primes” purely for the purpose of marketing themselves, we find that there are only a few remaining who are offering real Prime of Prime services” – Natallia Hunik, Global Head of Sales, Advanced Markets & Fortex