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 European regulators and in the United Kingdom has representation on the Securities Lending and Repo Committee, a committee of market practitioners chaired by the Bank of England.

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

ISLA’s aims include:

ISLA has approximately 100 members comprising of insurance companies, pension funds, asset managers, banks, securities dealers and service providers representing more than 4,000 underlying clients. While based in London, ISLA represents members from more than twenty countries in Europe, the Middle East and North America.

ISLA appointed Andrew Dyson  as its Chief Executive in 2016 and has an elected Board of fifteen industry professionals representing firms from all parts of the industry, the current Chairman is Andy Krangel of Citibank.


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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