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

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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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