05 October 2015
Reporter: Drew Nicol

Final two FinTution sec lending courses left for 2015

FinTution, in partnership with the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA), has provided high-level tutorials for new entrants to the securities lending industry all over Europe since 2011.

The course, which has always received 100 percent satisfaction rate, is tailored to senior legal and compliance people to the fresh-faced new recruit in sec lending departments.

Banks and major financial institutions in London, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Zurich, Frankfurt have embraced the training spirit by supporting the course and hosting each of the 31 courses over the past four years.

The course is held in an intimate and informal setting to allow for discussion provide an optimal learning environment is led by industry veterans such as consultant Sarah Nicholson.

Nicholson, previously global head of securities finance at Aviva, offers a comprehensive knowledge of the securities lending market with anecdotal real life examples that give vital context to the theoretical information.

Trainees’ learning is assisted with a detailed handbook provided by ISLA, which gives an entire course breakdown as well as the latest securities lending report by ISLA and suggestions of further reading and sources of regulatory and market information.

Over the course of the day trainees are taken from the very basics of how securities lending works and who and why people involve themselves and their assets in the market, all the way through the myriad of regulatory acronyms (stopping regularly for refreshments) until the entire class is confortable with every aspect of the industry.

Andy Dyson, COO of ISLA, comments: “The factors driving securities lending markets are increasingly diverse and complex.”

“As ISLA strives to create a better understanding of securities lending and their interaction with the wider capital markets progressive and relevant training through our partnership with FinTuition is an important component of our strategy to inform and educate market participants and other interested parties including policy makers and regulators.”

Roy Zimmerhansl, principal of FinTuition, adds: "Securities lending is now a feature of virtually every developed, and most emerging markets, so there is an increased need for comprehensive information about the business.

“ISLA has been a leader in fostering a better and wider understanding of securities lending for regulators, market participants and other interested parties and FinTuition's partnership with ISLA leverages our market leading knowledge to inform and instruct stakeholders."

The next course is on 14 October in Stockholm, hosted by J.P. Morgan. The last course for the year is on 24 November in Frankfurt. Please visitwww.fintuition.com for 2016 dates.

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