Sec Lending 2017

Nick-FitzpatrickSecuritIes lending is an activity that matters for Ucits funds, especially ETFs. These cheap index trackers have been predicted to use revenues from securities lending so they can drop their fees to zero for some of the more common asset classes.

EaglesThere are concerns that a new regulation will reduce the appetite of Ucits funds to lend their assets. Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at the SFTR and how vendors might help.

Desert_coastAs Catherine Lafferty reports, it looks like 2017 will go down as a positive year for hedge fund asset gathering and returns.

QueueThe securities lending industry continues to push for greater involvement of Ucits funds in securities finance. Lynn Strongin Dodds gives the story so far.

Our specialist panel looks at securities lending from the point of view of Ucits fund managers, considering the hurdles and the benefits.

John_ArnesenRoundtable participant John Arnesen - head of agency lending, technical sales, Emea and Americas at BNP Paribas Securities Services - talks to Funds Europe about the prospects for 2018.

Nancy_AllenSecurities lending is no longer just a way for fund managers to cover operational costs, such as custody, but has emerged as a vehicle to capture alpha.

Financial data graphCatherine Lafferty and Nick Fitzpatrick look back on 2017’s top 10 short-selling episodes in European stock markets.