Securities Lending

Tailored programs that deliver performance, control, and transparency

Uncovering new sources of revenue

While securities lending has been around for decades, it’s far from a commodity. It’s an execution business that requires the right combination of trading expertise, transparency, and risk management.

 

Our program philosophy is focused on generating risk-adjusted returns while delivering you the insights and flexibility to control what you lend, and when you lend it.

ETFs and Securities Lending: The New It Couple

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.

About our program

Our proprietary trading engine integrates algorithmic execution, machine learning, and e-trading designed to enhance pricing power and return on assets.

We designed our securities lending digital client interface to prioritize your oversight and control – on a pre- and post-trade basis. Through the aggregation of capital markets and securities lending data, you’ll receive real-time insights into lending opportunities and portfolio attribution, providing you the tools to help you meet your program oversight requirements.

The success of ESG strategies relies on demonstrating that investors can achieve appropriate returns while investing responsibly. A thoughtful securities lending program can be a key part of this proposition. With a focus on transparency, we help you prioritize governance and voting responsibilities while maximizing risk-adjusted returns.

With over 80% of the assets we lend held at other custodians, our program is completely custodian-neutral. You’ll receive the same level of operational excellence, flexibility, and service from our lending team regardless of custodian.

Our Latest Insights

  • Midyear-Securities-Lending-Outlook
    In the second half of the year we expect securities lending focus to shift back to the fundamentals, buoyed by continued reopening of world economies.
  • ETF + Securities Lending in spotlights on brick wall
    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.
  • Rays of sunshine breaking through a cloudy sky
    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.

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