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Trump heralds changing of the guard at SEC
20 January 2017 | Washington DC
The imminent inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the US has signalled a major reshuffle in the highest ranks of US governing bodies... Read more

US and Hong Kong augment data sharing deal
20 January 2017 | Washington DC
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has renewed its ties with the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to further strengthen oversight of entities operating in both markets... Read more

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Under pressure
Feature: Experts debate the likely effect of monetary policy on repo markets Read more

Mexico
Country profile: Federico Ortega Gilly of Mexico’s Nacional Financiera explains why his country’s securities lending market is ripe for foreign investment Read more

Markus Büttner :: Comyno
Interview: Comyno is integrating distributed ledger technologies into its software to execute the first repo smart contract, as Markus Büttner explains Read more

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Clearstream sees GSF volume shortfall in 2016
18 January 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Clearstream’s global securities financing average outstanding volume fell by 14 percent in 2016... Read more
Brexit bears still in hibernation
18 January 2017 | London
Short interest in shares across the FTSE 350 is at a three-month low, while UK equities are boasting their longest positive streak on record, according to IHS Markit... Read more

Brazil sees sec lending volumes build in 2016
16 January 2017 | São Paulo
Brazilian exchange BM&FBovespa saw securities lending transaction volumes worth BRL 692.74 billion (USD 215.3 billion) in 2016, up from BRL 665.73 billion (USD 206.9 billion) the year before... Read more

BlackRock reports Q4 revenue rise
13 January 2017 | New York
BlackRock earned securities lending revenue of $138 million in Q4 2016, securing a million-dollar increase over the same period in 2015... Read more

Deja vu for energy short sellers
13 January 2017 | London
The energy and manufacturing sectors recaptured short sellers’ imaginations last week in a move that echoes the oil rout of Q1 2016, which provided rich pickings for the bears... Read more

SFTR RTS expected in Q4
12 January 2017 | London
The final draft of the regulatory technical standards of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation is not expected to be released until Q4 2017, according to International Securities Lending Association... Read more

SIX finds new chair in Lacher
10 January 2017 | Zurich
SIX has given its interim board chair, Romeo Lacher, the position full-time with immediate effect... Read more

SwapClear reveals record-breaking 2016
09 January 2017 | London
LCH’s SwapClear service saw a record high in interest rate derivatives cleared in 2016, processing a total of over $665 trillion in 3.8 million trades... Read more

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Interviews
Under pressure
Experts debate the likely effect of monetary policy on repo markets Read more

Beyond tomorrow: What to expect in 2017
Pirum’s Philip Morgan looks at the biggest events of 2016 and how they will affect securities finance in 2017 Read more

Watch your step in 2017
Richard Colvill of Consolo offers a four-letter breakdown of all the fast-approaching regulatory deadlines that are due this year Read more

Moving to a ‘new normal’ in financial markets?
In the first of a two-part special, Allen & Overy’s Michael Huertas and Kai Andreas Schaffelhuber look at the consequences of a tumultuous 2016 Read more

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Mexico
Federico Ortega Gilly of Mexico’s Nacional Financiera explains why his country’s securities lending market is ripe for foreign investment Read more

Russia
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 Read more

South Africa
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 Read more

Canada
Experts on Canada’s securities lending industry discuss the market’s qualities compared to others, finding it to be a strong source of HQLAs Read more

Asia
A difficult end to 2015 has not deterred securities borrowers and lenders in Asia, where certain markets enjoyed significant growth and offered new opportunities Read more

France
France’s institutional investors establishing discretionary securities lending programmes are benefitting from increased levels of control and flexibility Read more

Brazil
Brazil is Latin America’s biggest market, but some agent lenders are still seeing its central counterparty model as a barrier to further growth Read more

Greece
As Greek and EU ministers continue to debate the country’s third bailout, financial market participants are reacting to the uncertainty, including short sellers Read more

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Markus Büttner
Comyno
Comyno is integrating distributed ledger technologies into its software to execute the first repo smart contract, as Markus Büttner explains Read more

Jerry Friedhoff
Broadridge Financial Solutions
Jerry Friedhoff, managing director of securities finance and collateral management at Broadridge, explains how an efficient technology infrastructure can be the salvation of securities lending participants Read more

Anthony Caserta
Dennis Shikar
Anthony Caserta and Dennis Shikar of Natixis explain how the bank’s stable of products can help its clients to navigate the challenges they face in this space Read more

Markus Büttner
Comyno
Markus Büttner of Comyno reveals what his company is working on and outlines the most pressing challenges of the moment Read more

Tred McIntire
Goldman Sachs
Tred McIntire, formerly head of Goldman Sachs Agency Lending and a member of the RMA executive committee, gives his thoughts on how the securities finance industry has developed during his long tenure Read more

Jerry Friedhoff, Broadridge
Alastair Chisholm, 4sight
Jerry Friedhoff of Broadridge and Alastair Chisholm of 4sight explain Broadridge’s June 2016 acquisition of 4sight, and what it means for their clients Read more

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