One of the founders of securities lending platform EquiLend has re-joined the firm as a strategic advisor.
Paul Lynch, who helped establish EquiLend in 2001, will be responsible for enhancing the platform’s client engagement model, with an aim to strengthen relationships with users of EquiLend’s securities lending trading, data and post-trade services.
Lynch has more than 30 years of experience in securities lending and was most recently head of trading and short-term investment management at eSecLending.
He was also a senior managing director for 13 years at State Street’s securities lending business, and has worked with national regulators and central banks on a number of regulatory issues, reporting and product development.
“Paul has a wealth of expertise in the securities finance industry, and we are thrilled to welcome him to EquiLend. His experience working with clients around the globe over the past three decades will be an asset to EquiLend as we roll out an enhanced client relationship management model across the firm,” said Brian Lamb, CEO, EquiLend.
Lynch joins at a crucial time for the platform following a number of post-trade reporting partnerships EquiLend has established with European trade repositories, including DTCC and REGIS-TR, in preparation of the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR).