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US Volcker Rule not fit for purpose, says SIFMA
22 September 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
The US Volcker Rule is too broad, excessively complex, and uniquely prescriptive, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Pirum joins South African securities lending association
21 September 2017 | Johannesburg | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Pirum Systems has joined the South African Securities Lending Association
EquiLend and Trax partner for SFTR solution
20 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Trax and EquiLend are joining forces to tackle SFTR reporting requirement with a a full front-to-back solution for mutual clients
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
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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
Brazilian exchange smoothes post-trade systems with Pirum
06 September 2017 | São Paulo | Reporter: Drew Nicol
North America slims down to T+2
05 September 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
ECB offers new safety standards for central bank triparty usage
05 September 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Drew Nicol
World’s pension funds return to form in 2016
05 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
OCC’s growth continues
04 September 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Drew Nicol
JCPenney and Snap on top of FIS hot stocks
01 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Securities lending doesn’t undermine long-only portfolios, experts says
01 September 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
IHS Markit analyses the UK’s most shorted prepare to reveal earnings
31 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Securities lending market adapting to liquidity crunch, says ISLA
30 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
B3 brings lending to new clearing platform
30 August 2017 | Brasília | Reporter: Drew Nicol
LSE and NEX among new APA providers
25 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
State Street's Han leads Asia agency lending
25 August 2017 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
US pharma soothes short sellers’ aches
24 August 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Pension plans accuse banks of anti-competitive behaviour
18 August 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Clearstream angling for central role in China’s market growth
17 August 2017 | Luxembourg | 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
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
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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
eSecLending is preparing to publish the third edition of its Best Practices for Securities Lending whitepaper. Here, the agent lender provides a preview
Lenders that have the ability to adapt their lending programme in line with the industry’s ongoing evolution can expect to be the biggest beneficiaries, says Sunil Daswani of Northern Trust
More efficient collateral allocations and better informed trading decisions are possible by improving visibility and understanding costs, says Pirum’s Robert Frost
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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
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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
Experts on Canada’s securities lending industry discuss the market’s qualities compared to others, finding it to be a strong source of HQLAs
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