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.
Over the past two months we have witnessed historic turmoil followed by unprecedented intervention by policy makers and central banks in supporting the capital markets (and more). In many ways the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is very different from the 2008 global financial crisis, but for some, certain old concerns still linger. In the face of short selling bans and worries about market liquidity, we discuss below how best to navigate some of the common objections and concerns related to securities lending and how to position your securities lending program in the current environment and beyond.
In this “Five Questions” article, BBH’s Chris Griffin talks with Co-Heads of Global Securities Lending, Marney McCabe and Tom Poppey, about the state of securities lending during the COVID-19 crisis, the likely aftermath, and how asset managers are reacting. What follows is an excerpt of their conversation.
In the past week, we have witnessed unprecedented levels of market action as investors continued to process both the short- and long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, news of an oil price war between the world’s largest producers, Saudi Arabia and Russia, sent oil prices down as much as 31 percent, weighing on markets already concerned about the current demand environment. By the end of the week, markets showed some elements of recovery, with European markets witnessing some of the largest daily price increases since 2008, as policy responses geared up around the world. [As of March 16, 2020]
Securities lending demand faced several headwinds in 2019. In 2020, we remain cautious, particularly as we enter an election year in the US. Here we take a look back at 2019 drivers and explore the year ahead.
A recent decision by one of the world's largest pension funds to pause their securities lending program has provoked questions about whether the two disciplines can co-exist in an ESG context. How can firms strike the right balance?
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