20 July 2015
New York
Reporter: Mark Dugdale

DataLend infographic reveals industry's size


The value of available inventory stands at $13.22 trillion, according to a new infographic on the global securities finance market from DataLend.

Of the available inventory worldwide, $1.72 trillion was out on loan as of 22 June.

The value of equity on loan was $851 billion, while fixed income on loan stood at $876 billion.

Some 41,673 unique securities were out loan, according to the infographic, yielding an estimated gross revenue of $19.2 million per day on average, which equates to $2.26 billion for the first half of 2015.

The US is still the largest market with $954 billion out on loan as of 22 June. Canada is the closest market in size, with an estimated $131 billion of securities out on loan.

Despite its size, the US commands a fee of 38 basis points (volume-weighted average, year to date), whereas Hong Kong, which has $28.8 billion out on loan, yields fees of 210 basis points.

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