Upcoming events
The latest Securities Lending industry events
April 2018
11-12
Finadium’s Investors in Securities Lending (FISL) conferences are leading securities lending events for asset owners and asset managers in New York (April 11-12) and London (May 9-10), 2018.
April 2018
23-25
The 18th annual European Pensions & Investments Summit is the ultimate meeting point, bringing elite buyers and sellers together. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers regional pension investors and international fund managers and consultants an intimate environment for focused discussion of the key new drivers shaping institutional asset allocations
April 2018
26
Securities finance is an essential part of financial markets. Much has changed in the ten years since the global financial crisis, which cast a negative spotlight on securities lending and brought the phrase ‘shadow banking’ to the forefront of regulator’s minds.
May 2018
9-10
Finadium’s Investors in Securities Lending (FISL) conferences are leading securities lending events for asset owners and asset managers in New York (April 11-12) and London (May 9-10), 2018.
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Foreign investment in US down
19 February 2018 | Washington DC | Reporter: Brian Bollen
Official figures, released 15 February, by the US Department of the Treasury show a drop in foreign investment in the US in December
Minium, IBM and Promontory release joint white paper
19 February 2018 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The patchwork of outdated systems most firms use today is not fit for purpose, according to a white paper jointly released by Minium, IBM and Promontory
Euroclear reports strong 2017 operating performance
19 February 2018 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The value of securities held for Euroclear clients was up 3 percent year-on-year, reaching a record €28.6 trillion for 2017
Ricky Maloney rejoins Eurex
19 February 2018 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
He previously worked at Eurex from 2013 to 2016 as head of OTC clearing sales and relationship management
BoE release consultation on a new rule for central counterparties
16 February 2018 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
BoE states that this proposed rule of written notice would “support the UK Government’s approach to the implementation of the EU Network and Information Systems Directive”
ASX sees 5.8 percent increase in collateral management activity
16 February 2018 | Sydney | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The increase in the use of derivatives and OTC was due to a rise in futures trading, OTC clearing and collateral management activity
Citi’s agency lending sales chief departs
16 February 2018 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Citi’s Americas head of sales for it’s agency securities lending, collateral management, and separate account cash management businesses, Jeff Bonaldi, has left to pursue a number of entrepreneurial ventures
Features
The latest features from Securities Lending Times
Securities lending associations around the world discuss the key issues in 2017 and what they will focus on over the next 12 months
A view of the forthcoming regulation by Dean Bruyns of Broadridge
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Collateral trends, risk management and central counterparties were debated at the 24th Annual Beneficial Owners’ International Securities Finance & Collateral Management conference
MiFID II is behind us, but SFTR and CSDR lie ahead. The message from the Deutsche Boerse Global Funding and Financing Summit is that not the time to take your eye off the ball
Tonia Noschese offers an insight into automation in the lending industry and ISLA’s current rules surrounding billing, payments and exposure
Francesco Squillacioti, global head of agency lending at State Street Securities Finance, explains why ‘adaptability’ should be the watchword of the securities lending industry this year
Chris Ekonomidis of Synechron Business Consulting, discusses regulatory challenges, collateral trends and the use of blockchain
Matthew Battaini and Bryan Vanderputten outline what sets Helix Financial Systems apart in the crowded technology marketplace and offer a taste of what the firm will offer in 2018 and beyond
Country profiles
The latest country profiles from Securities Lending Times
After a decade-long isolation under the interventionist Fernandez’s administration, Argentina’s securities lending activity almost here at last
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
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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
Zubair Nizami, head of Asian securities lending trading at Brown Brothers Harriman talks to Drew Nicol about the state of the industry in the region
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
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
Interviews
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