Oesa offers insightful commercial advice on regulatory and legal matters affecting the alternative asset management business and, in particular, hedge funds.

We are able to cut through most of the confusion and provide simple solutions to the front, middle and back offices alike.

Our specialist advice applies across all markets and products, with particular expertise in prime brokerage and how this relationship operates including the primer broker’s use of the fund’s assets, synthetic prime brokerage versus standard services, derivatives, collateral and margin management. We also advise on how excess margin can be protected, including Client Money Protection, central counterparty clearing and risk mitigation requirements under EMIR.  Our expertise covers margin finance, stock loans, Global Master Repurchase Agreements, tripartite repos, third party collateral holders, custody arrangements, charges and security taken over a client’s assets and administration services.

We advise our clients on structuring individual transactions, including key terms to protect against life cycle events, potential disruption events and potential defaults.

Oesa helps our clients find timely solutions to trade disputes, disruption events, extraordinary events, inconvertibility and non-transferability, fails, squeezes, and buy ins.