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23 September 2016 | Washington DC
The securities lending market is not a systemic risk and therefore should not be constrained by regulation, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Authority... Read more

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22 September 2016 | Zurich
SIX Securities Services is partnering up with Digital Asset Holdings to work on a proof-of-concept for blockchain technology in the Swiss financial market... Read more

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Spotlight on Saudi Arabia
Feature: Sunil Daswani speaks to members of Northern Trust’s global securities lending team to discuss the emerging Saudi Arabian market and the opportunities, and uncertainties, it could bring Read more

South Africa
Country profile: 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

Jerry Friedhoff, Broadridge :: Alastair Chisholm, 4sight
Interview: 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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Russia’s NSD earns first ‘premier' status from SWIFT
21 September 2016 | Moscow | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Russia’s central securities depository, the National Settlement Depository, has become the first Eastern European bureau to earn SWIFT’s 'premier' certification status... Read more
Homebuilders hammered by short sellers
19 September 2016 | London
Homebuilders have been singled out by short sellers in the week of their earnings announcements, according to IHS Markit... Read more

Gibraltar exchange gains HMRC recognition
16 September 2016 | Gibraltar
The Gibraltar Stock Exchange has been acknowledged by the board of the UK’s HM Revenue & Customs as a ‘recognised stock exchange’... Read more

Banks on track with Basel Capital requirements
15 September 2016 | Basel
Important financial institutions are largely meeting their targets for Basel III capital requirements, according to the latest BCBS Basel III Monitoring Report... Read more

T2S on a roll with wave-three success
15 September 2016 | Brussels
Wave-three participants have successfully migrated to the TARGET2-Securities (T2S) pan-European securities settlement platform... Read more

High borrow costs stifle North American short interest
09 September 2016 | London
North America’s most expensive stocks to borrow have underperformed for a fourth consecutive month, according to IHS Markit... Read more

OneChicago suffers volume drop-off in August
02 September 2016 | Chicago
Securities finance exchange OneChicago saw its trading volume fall by 21 percent in August compared to the same time in 2015... Read more

OCC enjoyed a sec lending boom in August
02 September 2016 | Chicago
The Options Clearing Corporation’s securities lending activity was up 35 percent in new loans in August, compared to 2015, with 160,798 transactions recorded... Read more

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Interviews
Spotlight on Saudi Arabia
Sunil Daswani speaks to members of Northern Trust’s global securities lending team to discuss the emerging Saudi Arabian market and the opportunities, and uncertainties, it could bring Read more

Laser sharp lending
When considering oversight for a lending programme, lenders need to not only stay focused, but focused on the right areas, according to Dan Rudd of J.P. Morgan Read more

Teaching an old market new tricks
Innovation can be difficult to come by, but there are a number of key opportunities in an environment that is not yet fully harmonised, says Dan Copin of CACEIS Read more

Shiver me securities lenders
The Office of Financial Research is offering a treasure trove of data to the securities lending market through its industry survey. Drew Nicol reports Read more

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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

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

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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

Robert Sackett
Wells Fargo Securities
Wells Fargo Securities is reinvigorating its securities finance system with fresh talent, and it’s looking for new growth opportunities. Robert Sackett explains Read more

Robert Lees
Brown Brothers Harriman
Robert Lees, co-head of securities lending in Europe at Brown Brothers Harriman, examines the securities lending value chain, and how fees and technology are creating opportunities to change and evolve Read more

Godfried de Vidts
International Capital Market Association
Godfried de Vidts of the International Capital Market Association gives his verdict on the current state of the European repo market Read more

Etienne Ravex
Murex
Technology providers need to be more than one-trick ponies to service securities finance participants, as Etienne Ravex of Murex explains Read more

Philippe Ferreira
Lyxor Asset Management
Lyxor Asset Management senior cross-asset strategist Philippe Ferreira explains how hedge funds have fared so far this year Read more

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