The “not so boutique anymore” prime brokerage Linear Investments has bagged the “Best Outsourced Trading Solutions” in last nights HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards.
The best thing really about th prime broker awards is when the host, Andy Parsons (from Mock the Week) clearly has no idea what they are about.
Not sure if it was deliberate or not, but last night under the glistening glow of the Dippy the Diplododocus’ replacement “Hope” the big blue Whale, Andy presented awards for to such exciting categories as “Best administrator – reporting/regulatory services” As the FHM awards… I suspect he was having fun…
To be fair, he did have a few good jokes, one about a bunch of people whose job it was to trade risk, sitting under a massive whale bolted on to a Victorian ceiling was quite funny.
There were a few about Brexit, where you could sense the room stiffening though.
A jolly fun evening and if you haven’t voted in our awards yet, you can do so here: https://goodmoneyguide.com/awards/
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Richard founded the Good Money Guide (previously Good Broker Guide) in 2015 and has been a broker for 20 years most recently at Investors Intelligence and previously a multi-asset derivatives broker at MF Global (Man Financial). Richard started his career working as a private client stockbroker at Walker Crips and Phillip Securities (now King and Shaxson) after interning on the NYMEX oil trading floor in New York and London IPE in 2001 & 2000.