Securities Finance

April 10, 2015 8:49 AM GMT

ETFs as a Source of Collateral

Markit has introduced a new initiative to help encourage the use of ETFs as eligible collateral. The proof of concept, unveiled recently draws on the information services provider’s expertise in both the securities lending and ETF markets.

April 07, 2015 12:36 PM GMT

Paper Analyses Proxy Voting Impact on Securities Lending

The analysis suggests policy makers should address several issues related to proxy voting, including the need for investors to learn about proxy items before the record date so that they can decide whether to lend their shares or not.

April 02, 2015 11:45 AM GMT

Central Banks Make PSPP Securities Available For Lending

Securities purchased under the public sector purchase programme (PSPP) have been made available for securities lending in a decentralised manner by a number of Eurosystem central banks from April 2.

April 01, 2015 9:22 AM GMT

Equilend Launches Trade Matching Tool

EquiLend and BondLend, the securities finance industry trading and post-trade service providers, have launched Trade Match, which provides an automated way to compare pre-settlement, cross-product securities finance transactions.

March 23, 2015 10:17 AM GMT

U.S. Judge Grants BNY Mellon Securities Lending Suit

A U.S. District Judge has granted a pension fund permission permission to claim damages from BNY Mellon after the bank allegedly lost $25 million in a securities lending program involving Lehman Brothers shares.

March 16, 2015 3:14 PM GMT

GC Interview: Otto Vaisanen, Clearstream's New Head of GSF Europe Sales

Otto Vaisanen was recently named as Clearstream’s new head Global Securities Financing (GSF) Sales - Continental Europe. He takes over from Gösta Fiege, who joined Euroclear’s product management team in January. Vaisanen talks to Global Custodian about his new role the strategy for GSF.

March 11, 2015 5:32 PM GMT

Qatar Exchange To Expand into Securities Lending

The chief executive of the Qatar Stock Exchange has said it plans to introduce margin trading and securities lending for institutional investors in a bid to boost liquidity.