There is no time like the present to take stock in what has been a dramatic start to the year for capital markets. This article looks at what volatile market conditions, a hawkish shift in central bank policies and a refocus on fundamentals will likely mean for securities lending in the year ahead.
A growing number of ETF issuers are turning to securities lending programs as a way to increase revenue, mitigate costs, and counteract downward pressure on fees. In this Exchange Thoughts article, we explore the pivotal role ETFs are playing in the securities lending market.
Unprecedented, resilient, and exhausting have all been words that have characterised this challenging year. While the long lasting effects of the pandemic on the global economy has yet to be determined, there is a feeling that we are moving into the next phase of the crisis with investors increasingly refocusing on the fundamentals of their investment decisions. We look at the key drivers in our 2021 Securities Lending Outlook.
Securities lending demand faced unprecedented challenges in the first half of 2020. Despite the market turbulence, we remain cautiously optimistic, even as the election cycle ramps up in the U.S. Here we look back at the first half of 2020 and explore some of the possible outcomes for the second half of the year.
The implementation of the Settlement Discipline Regime of CSDR is scheduled for February 2021. Globally, firms continue to progress toward operational readiness. We are committed to helping our clients successfully prepare. Here, we provide responses to questions specifically related to Securities Lending that our clients and industry participants are asking. Please also visit our CSDR Guide.
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