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BlackRock sees lending revenue growth
17 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
BlackRock saw its securities lending revenue hit $150 million in Q3, compared to $142 during the same period in 2016
Nex appoints new CEO
16 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Ken Pigaga, who was previously global COO at the fintech company, will begin his new role this month, but will remain as a director on the NEX board
Is the sec lending industry experiencing evolution or revolution?
13 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The securities lending industry is facing an evolution, as opposed to a revolution, attendees heard at the ISLA 8th Annual Post Trade Conference
Brexit: next three years ‘crucial’ for sec lending industry
13 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The industry needs to ‘embrace’ fintech
13 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
ISLA appoints Jonathan Lombardo as chair
11 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
ColleX executes first T+0 triparty collateral loan
10 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Buy-side participants still have a long way to go
09 October 2017 | Amsterdam | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
BNP Paribas wades into collateral pools with triparty service
05 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
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Nex Group sees US repo boost
04 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Ocado and Snap top FIS hot stocks lists
04 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
OneChicago sees lending volume growth
03 October 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
OCC win streak continues
03 October 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
UCITS equity funds at highest level since 2015, according to EFAMA
29 September 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Hedge funds see record-breaking returns, says eVestment
26 September 2017 | Atlanta | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
US Volcker Rule not fit for purpose, says SIFMA
22 September 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Pirum joins South African securities lending association
21 September 2017 | Johannesburg | Reporter: Drew Nicol
EquiLend and Trax partner for SFTR solution
20 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
ISLA confirms BoE conference keynotes
19 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
UCITS funds enjoy assets boom in Q2
18 September 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
ESMA releases responses from CCP’s conflict of interest report
15 September 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Preqin: Hedge funds chalk up 10th growth month
15 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Indian regulator looks to SBL for derivatives success
13 September 2017 | Mumbai | Reporter: Drew Nicol
SEC praises “smooth” T+2 transition
12 September 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
Eurex secures PGGM as first buy-side Lending CCP direct member
12 September 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Drew Nicol
RMA conference to proceed despite Hurricane Irma
11 September 2017 | Naples | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Citi and Deutsche Bank execute first SwapAgent trades
07 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Pirum’s Ben Challice heads to J.P. Morgan
07 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
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Features
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ESMA has set about tackling the thorny issue of conflict of interests within central counterparties under EMIR, with the help of industry participants. Jenna Lomax examines the industry’s responses to the consultation
Anand Krishnan of Natixis Americas explains how regulatory pressures are changing the rules of the game and buy-side entities are changing with it
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David Raccat, CEO of Wematch.SecuritiesFinancing, offers a technological recipe for success as the market becomes more demanding and complex
Donald Trump’s presidency has caused all kinds of controversy, but what about his plans for banking regulation? Experts debate his plans to do a “big number on Dodd-Frank”, Obama’s flagship post-crisis legislation
For those on the front lines of the securities lending industry it’s easy to forget that, for beneficial owners, the trials and tribulations of regulatory compliance and the ever-raging debate around the use of central counterparties (CCPs) are only of passing concern
Mirae Asset Securities (USA) is now operational in the securities lending, repo, foreign research distribution, corporate access and agency execution businesses.
Experts debate whether equities as collateral will ever be acceptable
Securities lending is a relatively low-return product, but any well-managed programme can be customised to mitigate the risks down to a level that justifies those returns, according to Simon Waddington of State Street
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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
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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
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
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