Upcoming events
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April 2017
3-4
Leading industry participants have joined together to give institutional investors a fresh look on securities finance in a changing regulatory environment....
April 2017
26-27
Leading industry participants have joined together to give institutional investors a fresh look on securities finance in a changing regulatory environment....
May 2017
3-5
One of the most internationally respected events for the global debt capital markets, it brings together the global financial community to discuss market and regulatory developments.
May 2017
15-17
The 17th annual European Pensions & Investments Summit is the ultimate meeting point, bringing elite buyers and sellers together.
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ISLA: Liquidity objectives of CMU face obstacles
24 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
EU legislators should open up UCITS fund securities lending and pay closer attention to the lending of government bonds to meet its liquidity targets when developing the capital markets union
JCPenney comes into fashion for short sellers
24 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Katherine Brown
FIS Astec Analytics examines its top pick for short sellers for the week starting 13 March
Securities lending gives iShares ETF the edge
24 March 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Morningstar has highlighted securities lending revenues as a key feature of high-performing EU ETFs
ISLA bags ECB’s Jessé for conference keynote
24 March 2017 | Berlin | Reporter: Drew Nicol
ISLA secured the ECB's Marc Bayle de Jessé as a keynote for its conference in Berlin in June
ESMA unable to quantify haircut market risk
23 March 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Authority forced to wait for SFTR to understand the potential risk to market stability posed by the use of haircuts in SFTs
SEC to move US to T+2
23 March 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Members of the SEC’s industry steering committee, including DTCC and SIFMA, were quick to praise the commission on the amendment
UK pension funds embrace alternatives
22 March 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
UK public sector pension funds are jostling to expand their alternatives exposure as a way to diversify their portfolios ahead of the launch of the Local Government Pension Scheme pooling project in April 2018
Features
The latest features from Securities Lending Times
Tred McIntire, formerly head of Goldman Sachs Agency Lending and a member of the RMA executive committee, gives his thoughts on how Donald Trump’s presidency will come to bear on regulation of financial services
Efficient collateral management can be an untapped well of significant savings in a number of areas, according to Phil Morgan of Pirum
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It should be clear that standing still is not an option, as Ross Bowman, who works in securities finance business development at BNP Paribas Securities Services, explains
BNY Mellon explains how peer-to-peer trading is transforming securities finance
Fresh opportunities are arising and perceptions are changing for securities lending in Australia, as Dane Fannin and Mark Snowdon of Northern Trust explain
eSecLending’s Simon Lee explains how tweaking your collateral parameters can significantly improve your securities lending revenue
The industry turned its focus to South Korea as participants came together in Seoul for the PASLA/RMA Conference on Asian Securities Lending
The IMN’s Beneficial Owners’ International Securities Finance & Collateral Management Conference in Florida saw many lenders shut down agents’ calls for the terms of their strategies to be revised. Drew Nicol reports
Country profiles
The latest country profiles from Securities Lending Times
Being an exciting emerging market is all well and good, but how long can that status really apply before interest wanes? India is doing its best not to find out
Hugh Leonard, director of repo sales at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, explains how the Australian market has excelled in recent years
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Securities lending is in a strong place in Australia. Dane Fannin, head of capital markets in the Asia Pacific at Northern Trust, explains the available opportunities
Federico Ortega Gilly of Mexico’s Nacional Financiera explains why his country’s securities lending market is ripe for foreign investment
Russia’s National Settlement Depository has had a busy year making its securities finance market more robust and attractive to outside investors. The CSD’s Alina Akchurina explains the innovations being implemented
South Africa’s securities lending industry is on the verge of embracing a modern T+3 settlement cycle that could boost the country’s market
Experts on Canada’s securities lending industry discuss the market’s qualities compared to others, finding it to be a strong source of HQLAs
A difficult end to 2015 has not deterred securities borrowers and lenders in Asia, where certain markets enjoyed significant growth and offered new opportunities
Interviews
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