Sec Lending 2016

Funds might wish to lend securities to cope with low returns, but regulations are not conducive, reports Lynn Strongin Dodds.

New participants are entering the securities lending market in search of extra revenues at a low risk. Funds Europe talks to Dan Copin and Donia Rouigueb about the role that asset servicers can play in helping these new clients find their way.

Since the Lehman Brothers default, regulators have been keen to ensure lenders are fully aware of the counterparty and liquidity risks associated with securities lending. David Stevenson asks if they’ve achieved that aim.

BNP Paribas Securities Services’ Ross Bowman talks about the latest trends in the securities lending market and the growing needs of beneficial owners.

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.

Stephen Kiely at BNY Mellon discusses regulation and the changing face of collateral with Funds Europe.

The lack of visibility over ETF trading is holding back their use as collateral, but MiFID II could change that, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Repeated attempts to establish a central counterparty for securities lending have failed to gain traction among the buy-side. Nicholas Pratt finds a few changes may be necessary for progress in 2017.