PASLA


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Lawrence Komo


Website
www.paslaonline.com
PASLA was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1995, and is an association of firms that are active in the business of borrowing and/or lending securities of Asian markets.

At present, PASLA has 58 member firms, made up of:

18 Lenders

33 Borrowers

2 Alternative Investment Funds

5 Other

who are domiciled across five continents. PASLA Membership is open to both "international" firms, which are active in several markets, and "local" firms, which are active primarily in their home market.

Securities borrowing and lending is a very competitive business. While individual firms involved in the business may have their own unique marketing and business development strategies in Asia, the member firms believe that PASLA, as a collective group of major firms in the industry, provides an important benefit to Asian securities regulators, stock exchanges, and monetary authorities by providing an "industry consensus" on issues that affect the development of the securities lending business.

PASLA regularly conducts seminars and round-tables with regulatory authorities and market participants in the local markets. This has proved to be a successful formula by providing an open forum for discussion and exchange of information. Our feedback from regulators and exchange officials that PASLA has worked with to-date has been very positive and they have appreciated the ability to work with PASLA as an efficient means of liaising with the industry.

PASLA's aims are to:

To represent the common interests of institutions engaged in the lending or borrowing of securities in the Asian and International securities lending markets.
Assist in the orderly, efficient and competitive development of these markets.
Establish agreed global standards and good working practices taking into account local regulations.

Liaise with Regulators and other organisations to promote and develop appropriate regulatory frameworks for the industry.
To develop and maintain a standardised legal agreements for use in the securities lending industry.

PASLA wishes to offer its assistance in the further development of the securities lending business.

PASLA Executive Committee meets as and when required, the meetings are open to the General Membership. Meetings are held in Hong Kong and members from other countries can be conferenced in upon request.
PASLA Features archive
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Asia under the microscope
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The industry turned its focus to South Korea as participants came together in Seoul for the PASLA/RMA Conference on Asian Securities Lending
A spot of confidence
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An abundance of optimism for the future of Asian securities lending markets was exuded at the annual PASLA/RMA Conference in Singapore
Ask the audience
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Despite being a region still in its securities lending infancy, Asia already has the dedicated PASLA/RMA conference to test the mood of its markets
PASLA Interview archive
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Paul Solway and Glenn Horner
PASLA conference co-chairs
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PASLA conference co-chairs Paul Solway and Glenn Horner discuss the trends most affecting Asia and how they are reflected in this year’s agenda
PASLA News archive
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Future of Basel IV in jeopardy from Trump
07 March 2017 | Seoul | Reporter: Drew Nicol
The future of Basel IV has been thrown into question in the wake of a new wave of anti-regulation sentiment emanating from the US, PASLA/RMA conference delegates heard earlier today
PASLA: Pushback on regulation begins
01 March 2016 | Singapore | Reporter: Drew Nicol
Confidence in the Basel Committee’s recommended regulatory framework is being tested by several member states and senior financial figures, according to one PASLA/RMA conference panel...
PASLA/RMA: just a matter of time
05 March 2015 | Shanghai | Reporter: Stephen Durham
The securities lending industry is optimistic about doing business in the Asia Pacific, with 65 percent of the audience surveyed at the PASLA/RMA conference expecting to generate greater year-on-year revenue in the region...
PASLA/RMA: Stock Connect is a work in progress
04 March 2015 | Shanghai | Reporter: Stephen Durham
A lack of activity in southbound trading on the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect is due to the absence of genuine demand, according to 64 percent of attendees at the PASLA/RMA Conference on Asian Securities Lending...
PASLA/RMA: foreign investors could flourish
04 March 2015 | Shanghai | Reporter: Stephen Durham
Qualified foreign institutional investors and their renminbi counterparts could still enter China's margin financing and securities borrowing and lending markets, according to a panel at the PASLA/RMA Conference on Asian Securities Lending...
PASLA/RMA: the verdict on the pipeline
03 March 2015 | Shanghai | Reporter: Stephen Durham
The PASLA/RMA Conference on Asian Securities Lending kicked off with a panel discussion on some of the emerging securities borrowing and lending markets in the region, with South Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan under the spotlight...
PASLA/RMA securities lending conference: (More) regulatory woes
08 March 2013 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Georgina Lavers
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Regulations came under the microscope again at the PASLA/RMA securities lending conference, but this time it was the turn of Basel III, liquidity coverage ratios and the financial transaction tax...
PASLA/RMA securities lending conference: regulatory woes
07 March 2013 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Georgina Lavers
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Regulation was the major issue on the second day of the PASLA/RMA securities lending conference, with Dodd-Frank and shadow banking in China coming under the microscope...
PASLA/RMA securities lending conference: covering the bases
06 March 2013 | Hong Kong | Reporter: Georgina Lavers
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The PASLA/RMA securities lending conference tackled beginners, things to consider before entering Asia and the tricky business of CCPs...