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Jan 07, 2015

Rotor-bladesFixed income lending will gather pace once prices of high quality assets increase. The pulling of QE was not enough to increase activity, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds. 

Jan 07, 2015

MeadowThe cost of collateral transformation could mean fund managers will prefer collateral optimisation instead, finds Lynn Strongin Dodds.

Jan 07, 2015

HedgeLending out securities could help hedge funds balance losses or lift returns after they have struggled to beat the broader market. Stefanie Eschenbacher explores the changing role of hedge funds in the securities lending market.

Jan 07, 2015

Nick Fitzpatrick chaired a wide-ranging discussion among leading securities finance experts. Topics include the role of Ucits funds in securities lending, and regulation affecting the industry. Basel III, where banks will need to borrow high-quality assets for funding purposes, is considered a game-chaning opportunity for beneficial owners. But fund boards face the challenge of understanding the risks of lending.

Jan 07, 2015

IndicesDataLend increased its offering in the securities finance data business recently with the launch of the Target 50 index. Ben Glicher, product owner of DataLend, explains what this does. 

Jan 07, 2015

ETFsAn efficient ETF lending market in Europe could benefit all participants. Nicholas Pratt examines what is being done to create one.

Jan 07, 2015

ColumnsThe use of central counterparties is increasingly prominent in many OTC markets but rarely features in European securities lending. Nicholas Pratt looks for an explanation.

Dec 16, 2014

BallerinaIn the march towards financial stability, attention is turning towards the funds industry. Asset management denies it poses a systemic risk. But Fiona Rintoul finds this view may be too shallow. 

Dec 16, 2014

LionIn many cases investment banks have brought their custody and  capital markets businesses closer together. But is this a good mix? Nick Fitzpatrick talks to a number of custody heads about the implications.

Dec 16, 2014

Bernard TancreBernard Tancré tells Funds Europe why the availability of ETFs on Vestima will extend access to this fund type to a larger and new group of investors. 

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