Hedge funds moving more assets into prime custody accounts with active management

Hedge funds move assets to safe hands as prime custody increases

Hedge fund assets available for prime custody have risen 40% since 2010 to $684 billion at the end of August, representing a quarter of all assets under management. The increase in assets parked with custodians is a result of increasing AUM in general, coupled with reduced reliance on prime brokers for financing, according to a study* by BNY Mellon.

The move to prime custody accounts has been matched by a signficant shift in the way hedge funds source leverage. 

The vast majority of leverage is

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