Global Prime Partners

Tailored solutions

Prime Brokerage

Global Prime Partners offers a full service Prime Brokerage business. We give our clients full support in running their business through its entire life cycle, from execution to risk management and financing, securities lending, reporting and technology, client service, as well as other value added services.

We present clients with a high touch alternative to the Bulge Bracket traditional Prime Brokers. We partner with Hedge Funds and Asset Managers in their Start Up phase and all stages of their growth.


Our Prime Brokerage team in London:

Sean Capstick – Head of Prime Brokerage

Lawrence Obertelli – Sales                      

Nick Hansford – Head of Relationship Mgmt

In Hong Kong:

Alastair Sclater – Managing Director         


Call London +44 207 399 9450                           or Hong Kong +852 5804 2600


Business Structure Diagram


We provide a range of options tailored to suit clients of different size and strategy, which are all integrated into our web based technology platform. We support clients in a number of ways:

• We provide services via an omnibus account, but with all assets held by one of our top-tier sub-custodians. Alternatively, we can offer segregation of unencumbered assets and cash in CASS 6 and 7 accounts away from the Prime Broker directly at the sub-custodian

• Through economies of scale, we can offer clients a more competitive product offering


Risk Management and Financing

We facilitate margin financing on positions across asset classes that are executed through our own platform, or away, but cleared by Global Prime Partners. We provide financing based on the total portfolio rather than on a security by security basis.


Securities Lending

Our clients have access to large pools of securities through our innovative set up. Our clients can contact the dedicated Trading Desk to provide market colour, or locate a position, whether GC or Hard-to-Borrow.


Trading Services

Global Prime Partners provides trade execution in multiple asset classes on a matched principal or agency basis, and does not engage in any proprietary trading.

Our dedicated trading team services all products and all covered markets from offices based in London and Hong Kong on a 24/5 basis.

We support voice, DMA, and Algorithmic trading at a competitive cost and via a choice of market leading platforms.

Trading covers equities, fixed income, exchange-traded derivatives, FX, and delta one products (baskets, ETF creation/redemption, index/sector swaps).

All trading is integrated into our proprietary reporting portal Global Back Office.


Client service

We have a dedicated Client Service team in London, Hong Kong and Cape Town handling Client relationships; working closely with them on their day to day needs, providing a bespoke, proactive, high-touch service.


Operational Trade Flow Diagram


Integrated Reporting and Technology Platform

Our client interface with Global Prime Partners is through our comprehensive, secure, web-based technology portal developed specifically for our business by Global Back Office. This is supported and was developed by our own Technology team in Cape Town. Through our platform we can facilitate STP for both 'done with' and 'done away' trades. The aim is to automate the reporting process with our clients as much as possible by building customised data bridges with our client’s execution platform provider(s).


Integration with Third Parties

We work closely with our clients' fund administrators to ensure a smooth transfer of all relevant data and reconciliation of that data when needed. There is an ongoing open line of communication with the administrator to ensure that all parts of the relationship run efficiently. Our technology team will guarantee that the specific data exchange requirements of the client administrator are met.