Introduction to ISLA

The International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) is a trade association established in 1989 to represent the common interests of participants in the securities lending industry. ISLA works closely with regulators across Europe and our activities embrace markets and prudential regulatory regimes as well as investor protection. In the United Kingdom the association has representation on the Securities Lending Committee, a committee of market practitioners chaired by the Bank of England.

ISLA has contributed to a number of major market initiatives, including the development of the UK Money Markets Code and the industry-standard lending agreement, the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA).

ISLA’s aims include:

ISLA has over 130 members comprising of insurance companies, pension funds, asset managers, banks, securities dealers and service providers. While ISLA is based in London, it represents members predominately across the UK and Europe, and also across the globe.

In 2016, ISLA appointed Andrew Dyson as its Chief Executive and has an elected Board of fifteen industry professionals representing firms from all parts of the industry globally. (To view board details, please visit the ‘ISLA Board’ page).

Meet the Team

Andrew Dyson

Chief Executive Officer

In July 2016  Andy was promoted to Chief Executive Officer   , Andy joined ISLA as  the COO of the International Securities Lending Association in  2013 .  His…

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Mark Hutchings

Chief Operating Officer

  Mark joined ISLA in September 2016 having spent over 30 years in financial services and over 22 years in Securities Lending. During his years in the Securities…

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Sejal Amin

Relationship Manager

With over 15 years of sales and account management experience gained within the financial technology industry, Sej brings a unique and exciting skill set to the ISLA team.…

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Yvette Hall

Business Manager

Responsible for overseeing the association’s administration, Yvette joined ISLA in 2011. Yvette’s previous experience includes various roles in the construction industry,  working on major constructions projects around the…

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