ING launches prime brokerage offering

ING Capital's latest prime brokerage service offers the same functions as a traditional counterpart.
By Paul Walsh
ING Capital has launched a synthetic prime brokerage platform to provide global, cross-asset portfolio swap products offering the same functions as a traditional prime brokerage service.

ING has traditionally offered its alternative investment management clients synthetic portfolio offerings through its legacy contract for difference platform.

In its initial launch phase the platform will manage and execute all balance sheet, back office and administrative functions associated with derivative exposure to equities.

In the next phase, functionality will include fixed income and additional asset classes in line with ING’s clients’ needs.

“We offer the flexibility of a multi-asset portfolio swap which is operationally efficient, streamlined and provides additional collateral and portfolio margin benefits,” said Michael Baudo, regional head of financial markets Americas and global head of securities finance.

“We are excited to launch a platform that differentiates itself and adds value to clients while drawing upon the more than 20 years of experience our team has been providing securities finance solutions to the market.”