Using Prime Brokers

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Old Dec 17, 2008, 2:42pm   #1
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Using Prime Brokers

I'm posting in this forum as it seems the most suitable.

I have a few things I'm wondering about regarding using a prime broker. I see IB also has Prime Services, so maybe it would be possible to combine trading with them and another broker. Amongst others, I have an IB-acct. However, that leaves me wondering:

1. Would another Prime Broker (whomever, really) receive updated margin status as to trades that are offset at the Prime Broker they give up the trade to? Leaving me free to go long again and again with #2 and then selling at #1?

2. In addition to negotiating the normal commission, is there usually any give-up costs related to doing this? Or keeping the account?

TIA and yes, I guess I should (and probably will) talk to a PB directly - but, hey: It's for that great big knowledge base called the Internet as well.
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 3:54pm   #2
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amado started this thread Thanks for that, GammaJammer. Much appreciated. Karma etc

I did however not quite get an answer to whether they share realtime synchronised positions, as in a trade has been netted out and I'm good to go with more margin? I'm assuming yes, of course.
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