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Al Ramz Capital gains short selling licence
24 November 2017 | Abu Dhabi | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Al Ramz Capital is one of the first investment providers to offer short-selling in the UAE
Hedge funds continue 2017 run
23 November 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Global AUM of hedge funds rose 24 percent to $3.2 trillion in the past two years, according to data captured by IOSCO’s latest market survey.
Goldman Sachs appointed by Thrivent for agent lending
23 November 2018 | Minneapolis | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Thrivent Financial has appointed Goldman Sachs as it new lending agent
Hedge fund industry reaches new highs in Q3
22 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
Eurex Clearing’s partnership entices strong market interest
20 November 2017 | Frankfurt | Reporter: Zsuzsa Szabo
ISLA and the CBI tackle UCITS collateral rules
17 November 2017 | Dublin | Reporter: Drew Nicol
NEX imbues derivatives platform with KVA analytics
16 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Citi names new head of global ETFs
15 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Theo Andrew
BME Clearing to offer clients direct access to repo
14 November 2017 | Madrid | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
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ISLA board outlines global focus post Brexit
09 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Elixium secures FINRA approval
09 November 2017 | New York | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Overstock CEO fails to scare off the bears
08 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
SEC to form new fixed income market committee
08 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Hong Kong’s SFC launches prime services review
07 November 2017 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Millennium Management violates SEC security laws
07 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Mixed bag for Canadian pension funds Q3 revenue
06 November 2017 | Toronto | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Passive funds dominate lending pool, says IHS Markit
03 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
OCC securities lending activity increases again
03 November 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
OneChicago announces growth in trading volume
03 November 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
BoE raises interest rates, to mixed industry opinion
02 November 2017 | London | Reporter: Stephanie Palmer
SEC’s reforms on money markets had profound impact, says OFR report
01 November 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
New rules mean changes for US GSIBs, says Todd Zerega
31 October 2017 | Washington DC | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
New Zealand Superannuation Fund starts lending
31 October 2017 | Auckland | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Clearstream partners with Citi to increase Chinese bond trades
30 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Securities lending "mischief" to blame for 2008, says Overstock CEO
27 October 2017 | Las Vegas | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Northern Trust reports mixed bag for Q3 lending revenue
26 October 2017 | Chicago | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Euroclear welcomes ICE as new shareholder
26 October 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
Wematch welcomes first lenders to platform
23 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
ISLA announces concerns about moratorium powers under BRRD
23 October 2017 | London | Reporter: Jenna Lomax
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The next implementation phase of the BCBS-IOSCO margin rules is on the horizon, and the buy side could use it as a springboard for long-term gain
Between the LGPS pooling project, Brexit and changes in technology, fund managers in the UK, and their service providers, have a lot to think about
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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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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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