Upcoming events
The latest Securities Lending industry events
October 2017
5-6
Join us at the 11th Annual Collateral Management Forum to stay up to date on all the latest issues and developments in the industry.
34th Annual RMA Conference on Securities Lending
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, FL
October 2017
9 - 12
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November 2017
9-10
The newly emerging FinTech solutions along with the implementation of this year's non-cleared margin rules and the aftermath of the changes are among the most important talking points within Collateral Management for this year.
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New recruits for BNY Mellon's alternative investment team
21 July 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
BNY Mellon has made two senior appointments to its alternative investment services team
Euroclear achieves record-breaking H1 collateral volume
21 July 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Post-trade service provider Euroclear saw achieved "record levels" of collateral outstanding through its Collateral Highway in the first half of 2017
BNY Mellon rakes in $48 million
21 July 2017 | New York | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
BNY Mellon recorded securities lending revenue of $48 million in Q2 2017, as assets under custody and administration reached $31.1 trillion
LSEG and IBM partner for SME blockchain
20 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
The framework will be built on Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0 and hosted by The Linux Foundation
Northern Trust commits to EU hub
20 July 2017 | Luxembourg | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Northern Trust is set to establish a banking presence in Luxembourg, and has appointed a new head of continental Europe, in a move that it says is “further establishing its commitment to the region”
Strate and CloudMargin partner for South African OTC derivatives solution
19 July 2017 | Sandton, South Africa | Reporter: Drew Nicol
CloudMargin and South African central securities depository Strate have integrated their platforms to provide improved automation and efficiencies to the country’s OTC derivatives market
BoE refines margin liquidity risk assessment proposals
18 July 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Securities financing margin liquidity risk assessments should be based on historical margin posted, with a stress uplift applied, according to the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority
Features
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SFTR dominated ISLA’s 26th Annual Securities Finance and Collateral Management Conference, but there was also room for MiFID II, Brexit, equities as collateral and more. Drew Nicol was there to report on the highlights
The economic environment, regulatory pressures and technological advances are creating entirely new opportunities for the industry, says Bimal Kadikar of Transcend Street Solutions
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Those that lead and innovate will strive to provide competitive advantage and agility. Helen Nicol of Lombard Risk explains how
J.P. Morgan expects to see a continuation of the increase in lendable assets with Taiwan clients and anticipates more interest in this product, says Frank Niu
Francois Maury of Natixis examines how the Japanese market has fared and what it means for borrowing and lending. Drew Nicol reports
Super funds are again looking to securities lending as a source of incremental revenue, says Natalie Floate of BNP Paribas
Asia has an ageing system of fragmented processes that have failed to keep up with the rapid growth of the markets and increasingly complex trading strategies, according to Laura Allen of Trading Apps
Businesses can strategically address their collateral and liquidity management operations and regulatory needs by adopting a more holistic integration approach, says Bimal Kadikar of Transcend Street Solutions
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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