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23 May 2016 | London
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23 May 2016 | Brussels
Euroclear and Lyxor Asset Management have teamed up for the launch of an asset liquidity monitoring tool for the fixed income market... Read more

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Strength in numbers
Feature: The SFTR’s technical details still need to be thrashed out, but early reports suggest that the securities lending industry has its work cut out Read more

Canada
Country profile: 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

James Burgess :: South African Securities Lending Association
Interview: James Burgess, returning chair of the South African Securities Lending Association, discusses the development of the South African market Read more

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OCC at risk of losing AA+ S&P rating
20 April 2016 | Chicago | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Options Clearing Corporation has staunchly defended its financial safeguards following Standard & Poor’s decision to put the central counterparty’s credit rating on CreditWatch with a negative designation... Read more
US securities cases to be heard at state level
20 May 2016 | New Jersey
More US securities litigation cases may now be seen heard in state courts rather than at the federal level, following the unanimous ruling by the US Supreme Court on a case of alleged naked short selling... Read more

Short sellers zero in on UK hospitality sector
20 May 2016 | London
The UK’s hard-pressed hospitality sector has caught the eye of short sellers as the looming EU Referendum and legislative pressures have thrown the future of the sector into uncertainty, according to Markit... Read more

Challenging market hits Clearstream GSF volumes
19 May 2016 | Frankfurt
Clearstream’s global securities financing business endured its fourth consecutive month of volume dips, with a 16 percent drop-off in both year-to-year for April and monthly average volume figures for 2016 so far... Read more

LSEG-Deutsche Börse merger documents imminent
18 May 2016 | London
Shareholder documentation on the merger of the LSEG and Deutsche Börse is on track to be published in June, according to an update from the two institutions... Read more

Hong Kong Exchange updates short selling list
16 May 2016 | Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange will be updating its list of securities eligible for short selling on 20 May... Read more

Alder takes charge as chair of IOSCO board
13 May 2016 | Lima, Peru
The International Organization of Securities Commissions has appointed Ashley Alder as chair of the board... Read more

Linedata and Sycamore team up in China
13 May 2016 | Paris
French technology provider Linedata has partnered with Sycamore Investment Services in Shanghai to provide front to middle-office services to China’s hedge funds... Read more

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Interviews
Strength in numbers
The SFTR’s technical details still need to be thrashed out, but early reports suggest that the securities lending industry has its work cut out Read more

First mover disadvantage
The EU moved first with its reporting requirements for SFTs, but beating other FSB members to the punch might have been a mistake. Paul Landless of Clifford Chance and Greg Lyons of Debevoise & Plimpton report Read more

Build or buy?
The in-house versus vendor debate polarises opinion. Consolo senior partner Richard Colvill speaks to four experts to see where the answer might lie Read more

Fully pledged
BNY Mellon is expanding to support demand for fixed income trading in the Asia Pacific, say Howard Field and Paul Solway of BNY Mellon Read more

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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

Europe
Experts discuss the European markets and what to expect from regulators Read more

Canada
Lacking liquidity? Canada is here to help. Securities lending experts discuss how Read more

UK
The UK’s securities lending landscape seems to be holding steady, but with the country’s EU membership under scrutiny, is there danger ahead? Read more

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James Burgess
South African Securities Lending Association
James Burgess, returning chair of the South African Securities Lending Association, discusses the development of the South African market Read more

Paul Matson
Arizona State Retirement System
Arizona’s state pension fund is an old-hand when it comes to securities lending. Director Paul Matson reveals how its programme works Read more

Matthew Chessum
Aberdeen Asset Management
Matthew Chessum of Aberdeen Asset Management discusses the firm’s recent challenges and their impact on its securities lending programme Read more

Richard Déroulède
Societe Generale
Societe Generale’s Richard Déroulède discusses the collateral shortage, arguing there is no need to get carried away with the idea of a lack of liquidity Read more

John Fennell
OCC
OCC remains innovative in the face of external pressures, says John Fennell Read more

Kirtes Bharti
Scotiabank
Agent lenders are continually enhancing their collateral profiles in Singapore as non-cash becomes more acceptable, says Kirtes Bharti of Scotiabank Read more

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