Markit Securities Finance

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EC2Y 9LY
UK

Contact
Melissa Gow


Telephone
+1 646 312 8963


Email
melissa.gow@ihsmarkit.com


Website
www.markit.com
Markit Securities Finance Consulting provides performance benchmarking, exposure calculations and structural analysis for securities lending programmes.
With many years of consulting and practitioner experience in securities finance and program analysis, the team can draw on the most globally comprehensive daily stock loan database with over 10 years of transaction history.

Markit Securities Finance Consulting provides fully independent research and advice to institutions already active, or considering becoming active, in the securities finance market. This includes repo, securities lending and prime brokerage activities.

With a reporting infrastructure built around the unique Markit Securities Finance data set, the consulting team have a proven track record in providing:

Performance benchmarking
Programme evaluation
Exposure reports
Collateral reviews
Spotlight surveys
SFTR Reporting
Markit Securities Finance Features archive
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Assessing the options
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Where will financial institutions turn next for funding, asks Markit Securities Finance’s Steven Baker
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Pierre Khemdoudi
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Markit managing director of securities finance Pierre Khemdoudi provides an update on a key collateral initiative that will be presented at the Securities Finance Forum in London, and runs through the discussion points
Olly Smith & Pierre Khemdoudi
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Short selling disclosures and more have been added to Markit’s securities finance offering, as Olly Smith and Pierre Khemdoudi explain
David Carruthers
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Markit Securities Finance’s David Carruthers discusses the firm’s new web-based platform, as well as what to expect from this year’s forum
Brad Hunt
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SLT talks to Brad Hunt of Markit Securities Finance about the integration of Data Explorers and offering more to the sec lending industry
Markit Securities Finance News archive
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Taiwanese tech companies look shaky
27 August 2015 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The turmoil in Asian financial markets has prompted short sellers to target Taiwan’s technology companies, according to Markit Securities Finance...
Markit’s most shorted: Abercrombie & Fitch and APAC
26 May 2015 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Abercrombie & Fitch is attracting short interest ahead of earnings announcements, while Australian firms are among the most shorted in the Asia Pacific and China, according to Markit Securities Finance...
Short sellers hit Pandora as streaming intensifies
10 April 2015 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Short sellers are targeting online music streaming service Pandora as the content war heats up, according to Markit Securities Finance...
Carruthers joins Data Explorers duo at Credit Benchmark
20 January 2015 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
David Carruthers has joined Credit Benchmark as head of research. Carruthers, who was co-head of Markit Securities Finance, left the company at the end of last year...
Short sellers do well in Europe
04 September 2014 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Short sellers did well in Europe during August despite a surge in shares, according to Markit Securities Finance analyst Simon Colvin...
Short sellers increase interest in Russia
11 August 2014 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Short interest in Russia is climbing in the wake of tough sanctions from the west, according to Markit Securities Finance analyst Andrew Laird...
Bond ETFs aren’t cheap to borrow, finds Markit
23 May 2014 | London | Reporter: Tammy Facey
Bond exchange-traded funds are among the most expensive to borrow in the US ETF market, according to Markit Securities Finance...
Japan's looking bright, finds Markit Securities Finance
28 February 2014 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
Japanese securities lending is looking bright, according to Markit Securities Finance analyst Simon Colvin. Generally flat loan balances have not stopped Japan from seeing a steady rise in specials and their associated fees over the last two years...
Exclusive: William Duff Gordon resigns from Markit
03 February 2014 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
William Duff Gordon, research director at Markit Securities Finance, has resigned from his position. Linda Benzi has also left the data analytics provider to join E*Trade, which has also recruited Anthony Barros...
Shorters have success with gold and pharma—but not much else
11 December 2013 | London | Reporter: Georgina Lavers
Markit Securities Finance has revealed its top US shorts, which shows that the 20 best performing shorts fell by over 41 percent after seeing short interest reach a new annual high...
Markit Securities Finance recruits Edward Marhefka as co-head
15 April 2013 | New York | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
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Former Morgan Stanley employee Edward Marhefka has joined Markit Securities Finance as managing director and co-head of the business...
Markit rolls out triparty repo data
19 March 2013 | London | Reporter: Georgina Lavers
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Markit Securities Finance is seeking to capitalise on the $10 trillion repo market, with the expansion of its content and analytical services to include US dollar triparty repo transactions...
Markit forum: healthy tension between buy and sell sides
14 March 2013 | London | Reporter: Georgina Lavers
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Markit Securities Finance hosted more than 150 people representing the great and the good of the European securities financing market in London for its 16th forum...
SunGard steps up the fight for securities lending data
11 February 2013 | New York | Reporter: Georgina Lavers
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SunGard has launched a global, 24-hour real-time streaming of live securities lending transactions through its Astec Analytics solution suite, competing with offerings from EquiLend and Markit Securities Finance...
Markit’s dividend content now readily available to clients
10 October 2012 | London and New York | Reporter: Jenna Jones
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Global financial information services company, Markit has announced that its dividend forecasting content is now available to clients via Markit Securities Finance products and services...
Young leaves Markit Securities Finance
20 September 2012 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
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Sarah Young has left her role as vice president of account management at Markit Securities Finance, it has been confirmed...
Hong Kong shorting gets pricey
06 September 2012 | London | Reporter: Georgina Lavers
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Markit Securities Finance has released a report that indicated the high cost of short selling in Hong Kong. In a blog post, Will Duff Gordon...
Exclusive: Charlotte Wall leaves Markit Securities Finance
14 August 2012 | London | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
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Markit Securities Finance’s managing director and head of sales, Charlotte Wall, has left the financial information services company to join Olivetree Securities...