Institutional services

Prime brokerage

Every business is unique and has inherited unique challenges, and we understand this and offer a highly- personalized approach to our Prime Brokerage clients.

Our Prime Brokerage group is dedicated to helping you start and grow your business.

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Solutions and services

Startup solutions

When partnering with Lightspeed, you not only receive our expertise, but we can connect you to our network of seasoned financial professionals to create a team of specialists to fit your needs. There are many areas where collaboration and alignment with service providers are necessary and a critical component of your long-term success. Our expert staff can introduce you to a network of financial professionals to help you with:

  • Hedge Fund Formation
  • Accounting
  • Audit
  • Legal
  • Compliance
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Trading solutions

Our prime brokerage clients have access to a variety of order execution systems customized for specific asset types and can also serve as your personal trading desk with the flexibility to route order flow to the brokers of your choice.

  • State of the art electronic trading
  • Lightspeed Trader
  • Sterling Vol Trader
  • Sterling Trader
  • Eze EMS (formerly RealTick)
  • Silexx
  • CQG
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Capital introduction

For those managers that need to raise capital to launch a new fund or increase their investor base, we can help by:


  • Streamlining and optimizing your business plan and strategy
  • Helping you create business development goals that will help meet your objectives
  • Offering introductions to:
  • High net-worth individuals
  • Family offices
  • Fund of funds
  • Other investment groups
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Custody and clearing

Lightspeed Prime Brokerage introduces accounts on a fully disclosed basis for custody, clearing, and settlement of domestic and international securities to:


  • Wedbush Securities
  • Wedbush Futures
  • Interactive Brokers
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Portfolio reporting

Investment Managers need access to reporting for accounting, performance, and risk. We provide two options for you:


  • Lightspeed's trade reporting software, Managed Trades System (MTS)
  • Customizable solutions by Nirvana Solutions a third-party vendor
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Enhanced leverage

Prime brokerage clients can qualify for the ability to extend their exposure depending on their trading strategy and needs.


  • Regulation T Margin Account - you may borrow 50% of the purchase price of securities that can be bought on a margin
  • Portfolio Margin - Qualifying clients may increase their leverage beyond the 4:1 intraday or 2:1 overnight margin available in a standard day trading margin account
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Download Fact Sheet

Details on Prime Brokerage Services, Including:


Start-up Solutions

Trading Solutions

  • Capital Introduction
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Lightspeed Financial Services Group does not charge or receive fees for introduction services provided by the Lightspeed Institutional Capital Introduction Team. Furthermore, the Lightspeed Institutional Capital Introduction Team does not provide placement agent, referral, solicitation, or equivalent services, and makes no investment recommendations or endorsements of any kind to investors who participate in the Capital Introduction Program.

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Equities, equities options, and commodity futures products and services are offered by Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC (Member FINRA, NFA and SIPC). Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC’s SIPC coverage is available only for securities, and for cash held in connection with the purchase or sale of securities, in equities and equities options accounts. You may check the background of Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.