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Luxembourg is a household name in securities lending due to hosting a substantial portion of asset-rich UCITS funds. Jenna Lomax assesses how Luxembourg’s recent market developments could be a major windfall
The German securities lending market is weeks away from the introduction of a new tax on dividend income that may drive participants out the market
Francisco Thiermann of IBM says the imminent launch of Chile’s securities lending blockchain solution will provide a shot in the arm for the market
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Overstock, Buckle and Dignity feature in FIS hot stock lists
24 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
Overstock has regained prominence in the FIS Astec Analytics hot stocks list for the Americas, alongside Kodak and Buckle
BNP Paribas wins collateral access mandate from Aletti Gestielle SGR
23 January 2018 | Milan | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
BNP Paribas Securities Services has won a collateral access mandate from Aletti Gestielle SGR, an asset management firm based in Milan
James Burron to set up independent association
23 January 2018 | Toronto | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Former AIMA COO James Burron is setting up an independent not-for-profit Canadian financial association
IHS Markit names Stuart Cornock as associate sales director
22 January 2018 | London | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
Cornock has moved from Clearstream to IHS Markit
New York Fed confirms repo rate complaints
22 January 2018 | New York | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
An audit of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York uncovered that the effective federal funds rate and overnight bank funding rate are in compliance with principles for financial benchmarks
James Burron has left AIMA
22 January 2018 | Toronto | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
James Burron has left the Alternative Investment Management Association
Hong Kong securities and derivatives markets break records in 2017
19 January 2018 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Market capitalisation of Hong Kong’s securities market reached over $33 billion, while in the derivatives market total options trading reached over 137 thousand contracts
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All the pieces of the puzzle are now in place for the market to judge for itself whether central clearing is vindicated
From regulation to bitcoin, John Davidson of OCC discusses what the world’s largest equity derivatives clearinghouse is watching in 2018
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In the first article of this three-part series, Euroclear’s Marije Verhelst examines the organisations traditionally and newly active in equity collateral and how shifting priorities are reshaping the market
Roger Reist of Zürcher Kantonalbank discusses the benefits of securities lending in the current low interest rate environment
Pirum’s Phil Morgan reviews the year just gone and casts an eye to the future
Michael Huertas, of Baker McKenzie, offers an overview of the challenges and opportunities ahead for the eurozone securities financing community
What to expect in 2018. Mark Barnard, Gareth Mitchell, Mark Jones and Andrew Dyson discuss what’s in store for the securities lending industry
Tim Martins outlines how LSEG’s trading platform MTS Repo, and UnaVista’s Trade Repository are collaborating to provide future proof solutions for the buy side
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