Industry news

South Africa extends code of conduct consultation deadline
18 December 2017 | Pretoria | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The Registrar of Securities Services has proposed a new code of conduct for a renewed deadline for comment
Dubai Financial Market launches short selling
18 December 2017 | Abu Dhabi | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Dubai Financial Market has launched a regulated short selling service after gaining approval by the Securities and Commodities Authority
SIFMA: US market requires improved CCP access
15 December 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The Dodd-Frank Act has increased the need for US firms to have access to non US swaps trading venues and central counterparties, according to paper by FIA and SIFMA
SMEs to face new research costs under MIFID II
14 December 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
Hedge funds in sprint finish for record-breaking returns in 2017
14 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Wilmington Trust appoints AcadiaSoft for collateral management solution
13 December 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
Malaysia begins Islamic stock lending
13 December 2017 | Kuala Lumpur | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
State Street positive in 2018 global outlook
12 December 2017 | Boston | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Synechron names Chris Ekonomidis as director
12 December 2017 | New York | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
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Pirum and Stonewain collaborate on near real-time services
11 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
Natixis and BHF-Bank consider equity market deal
11 December 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Clock is ticking to save Germany’s lending market
07 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
ECB green lights collateral harmonisation project
07 December 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Drew Nicol
BACS has the need for speed, according to global custody audience
07 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
The future’s bright, say securities lending panellists
06 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Ocado delivers for short sellers
06 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
BIS: CCPs could reduce segmentation in repo pricing
05 December 2017 | London | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
CSD Prague opens a direct account in Euroclear Bank SA/NV
05 December 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Drew Nicol
OneChicago sees lending volume drops
04 December 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
OCC secures securities lending gains in November
04 December 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Drew Nicol
US Securities Markets Coalition opposes MODA reform
01 December 2017 | New York | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
trueEX and MarkitSERV resolve anti-competition dispute
01 December 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
SFTR may enable AI in securities lending
30 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
LCH adds Belgium bonds to clearing service
29 November 2017 | Paris | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
RBC added to G-SIB list for 2017
29 November 2017 | Basel | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
Al Ramz Capital gains short selling licence
24 November 2017 | Abu Dhabi | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Hedge funds continue 2017 run
23 November 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Goldman Sachs appointed by Thrivent for agent lending
23 November 2018 | Minneapolis | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Hedge fund industry reaches new highs in Q3
22 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
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SFTR is bringing significant changes to the securities lending landscape, but Nex is creating and collaborating to help clients through. Colin Murphy and Matthew Bernard explain
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Broadridge has finished its latest blockchain pilot, focused on bilateral repo. Horacio Barakat discusses the progress made, and where the firm will go next
Forthcoming collateral rules will require the buy-side to find trillions of dollars in additional margin, and securities financing is at the heart of many of the solutions being explored, writes BNY Mellon’s Peter Madigan
Euroclear’s Olivier Grimonpont reviews how new margin rules are forcing collateral managers to adapt, and how collaborative solutions are the answer
The securities lending industry has some much needed respite from new regulations, and the mood at this year’s RMA Conference was upbeat
Collateral managers must embrace innovation and strive for greater efficiency in processing. Jenna Lomax reports from Amsterdam
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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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
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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
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
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