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29 June 2016 | Frankfurt
The EU’s ‘shadow banking’ sector poses a growing threat of unquantifiable systematic and liquidity risk for as long as it remains undefined, according to the European Central Bank... Read more

Brexit episode V: Return of the short sellers
29 June 2016 | London
Short sellers that had reduced their positions in the lead up to the UK’s EU referendum came back strongly to target UK banks once 'Brexit' was confirmed, according to FIS Astec Analytics... Read more

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The scales of synthetics
Feature: Experts gather to debate the rise of synthetic financing in a world where the balance sheet is lord and master and must be obeyed 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

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

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Industry news
Brexit episode V: Return of the short sellers
29 June 2016 | London | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Short sellers that had reduced their positions in the lead up to the UK’s EU referendum came back strongly to target UK banks once 'Brexit' was confirmed, according to FIS Astec Analytics... Read more
EXCLUSIVE: Brexit wounds—before the vote
28 June 2016 | London
The UK’s marginal decision in favour of the so-called Brexit took the securities lending industry by surprise, according to DataLend... Read more

UK taken down a peg or two
28 June 2016 | London
Rating agencies S&P and Fitch have downgraded the UK’s credit rating in response to last week’s decision to leave the EU... Read more

Securities finance industry reacts to Brexit
24 June 2016 | London
Securities finance industry associations and market participants offer their reactions to the UK’s decision to leave the EU by 51.9 percent by stressing the need for calm and emphasising that change will happen gradually... Read more

Carney: UK financial system strong enough for Brexit
24 June 2016 | London
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, has reacted to the UK vote to leave the European Union, saying that there will be no immediate change “in the way our goods can move or the way our services can be sold”... Read more

Brexit causes market chaos
24 June 2016 | London
The UK has narrowly voted to leave the EU, with 51.9 percent of voters opting to exit the union, causing the pound to plummet to 30-year low... Read more

ISLA: CCPs—what's in it for me?
23 June 2016 | Vienna
The growth of central counterparties (CCPs) in the securities lending market is being held back by a lack of clear incentives, according to ISLA conference panellists... Read more

ISLA: Beneficial owners exploring P2P lending
23 June 2016 | Vienna
Increasing numbers of beneficial owners are looking to cut out the middleman and engage in peer-to-peer lending with non-banks, according to conference panellists at ISLA... Read more

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Interviews
The scales of synthetics
Experts gather to debate the rise of synthetic financing in a world where the balance sheet is lord and master and must be obeyed Read more

Clash of the assets
CCPs are able to bring together the demand and supply for collateral management and liquidity. Eurex Clearing’s Gerard Denham explains Read more

Synthetic finance gains traction
Expectations are that synthetic transactions will continue to grow to help offset regulatory pressures, says James Treseler of Societe Generale Read more

No longer born equal
Experts discuss the possible Brexit, fears over the future of repo and how business is faring in Europe, as well as their most vivid memories of the past 25 years with the ISLA conference coming up later in June 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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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

Tim Keenan
James Palmer
Swaptimization, the new service from EquiLend, promises to make the total return swaps market more efficient. Tim Keenan and James Palmer explain Read more

Donato D’Eramo
CASLA
CASLA chair Donato D’Eramo discusses what delegates can expect to hear at the upcoming conference in Toronto and why it’s important for the industry Read more

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

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