Linear is a specialist award winning execution, prime broker and discretionary fund manager based in London, Hamburg and Dubai.

Linear’s integrated platform solution brings together all the skills, expertise, and solutions you require in one place. Linear’s core services are designed to offer you, our client, the most efficient and cost-effective service available in the market.

Whether you are a hedge fund manager, trader or broker Linear Investments is ideally placed to provide you with access to the very best market solutions.

Linear Investments Products

  • Multi-Asset Execution (Equities, ETFs, Fixed Income, Derivatives, FX & Funds)
  • Prime Brokerage (Cash and Swap/CFD)
  • Custody & Clearing
  • Margin/Repo Financing
  • Discretionary Fund Management
  • Wealth Management
  • Compliance Consultancy/Regulatory Services
  • Hedge Fund Hotel

Linear Investments Market Access

  • Global access across all asset classes

Linear Investments Offices

  • Head Office: London (Mayfair)
  • London (City)
  • Germany (Hamburg)
  • U.A.E (Dubai)

Linear Investments Additional Services

  • Low touch execution (DMA, SOR and Algos)
  • High touch execution (24/6 in house trading desk)
  • Linear TV / Media
  • Hedge Fund Hotel
  • Capital Raising
  • International Payments
  • Business Finance

Through the RFQ (request for quote) network of Banks, brokers and 3rd party providers our in house trading desk are able to source liquidity on an OTC basis in price and size on most global ETFs.

In addition, we have Algo-Chain who are a team of consultants/experts (part of Linear’s platform of service) and

Our mission is to empower pension funds, brokers, financial advisors & wealth managers to fully participate in the digital investment revolution of ETFs.

Linear Investments Regulation

  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - see entry

Linear Investments key People

  • Jerry Lees (Chairman/Partner) - read interview
  • Paul Kelly (CEO/Partner)
  • Mark Burchell (Head of Sales)
  • Steve Smith (COO)
  • David Michael (Head of Execution)
  • John Pereira (Head of Operations)
  • Suresh Bhardwaj (Head of Compliance)

Interview: Mark Burchell, Head of Sales - Linear Investments

What’s your background and experience?

I have over 28 years of experience in the Investment Banking Industry – and joined Linear Investments in January 2014. Working for S.G. Warburg & Co on the European market making and Portfolio Trading Desks from 1987. Following this I was a Managing Director at Bear Stearns International where I helped build the European Portfolio Trading sales desk and was a key contact for the Prime Brokerage team. Thereafter I held positions on the electronic trading sales desks at CA Cheuvreux (Senior Sales Manager) and Knight

What’s a typical client for Linear look like?

Linear’s clients are global. Ranging from prop/day traders, HNWIs, Hedge Funds (start up/established), Asset Managers/Wealth Managers through to Banks, Brokers and Pension Funds.

What makes Linear stand out in the prime brokerage landscape?

Through Linear’s Tier One providers we are able to bring clients the most efficient and cost effective market solutions.

We are ideally placed to bring you the very best market solutions.

What does a typical day at Linear consist of?

Linear prides itself on its customer service and support. So a big part of the day is for the dedicated account management team concentrating on our existing clients. This is supported by the global sales team who are constantly look for and working with new prospects.

What are your top three resources (other than Linear) that you’d recommend for your clients?

  • Efficient and reliable IT and Technology stack.
  • Day to day support from dedicated Account Managers.
  • Access to Tier One providers across execution, prime brokerage and custody/clearing.

Linear Investments Latest News

  • Launch of Linear Dubai office....sales, operations and office management team based in the DIFC servicing the U.A.E region with Linear’s products and services.
  • HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards 2019: Best Outsourced Trading Solution.
  • The Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2018: Best Boutique Prime Broker


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