In the first half of 2020, far-reaching macro-economic and market repercussions in the wake of COVID-19 have had an inevitable dampening effect on global securities lending. A combination of unprecedented market turbulence and short-selling bans resulted in muted borrower appetite and, ultimately, led to slowing revenues.
Fund houses are touting opportunities for Asian institutions to invest in Europe’s private placements market, but admit there needs to be a regulatory driver to raise market liquidity.
Group becomes first lending agent to complete a securities financing transaction in Taiwan.
Shanghai Industrial Economic Assurance Company''s Liu Yihe explains the intricacies of risk management in China.
One new appointment and more to come, says Merrill Lynch.
Northern Trust stock lender elected as chairman of the Pan Asia Securities Lending Association.
The agency license will allow the bank to lend to institutions trading on the country''s stock exchange.