This page provides a directory of service providers to securities lenders and borrowers that have joined ISLA as Associate Members.
4sight Securities Finance is a sophisticated modular solution that empowers financial institutions of all sizes, from the smallest direct lender to the global custodian, broker or intermediary.
It supports borrowing, lending, repo, swaps, and collateral management across the equity and fixed-income markets and provides 24 hour continuous operation, inter desk trading, a ‘global book’, real-time value dated position keeping and a powerful web reporting module, allowing full front to back office processing.
Calypso Technology is the premier global capital markets platform provider for financial institutions of all types. The Calypso platform incorporates a full range of seamless cross-asset, front-to-back office functions for OTC derivatives and treasury products - including pricing, trading, risk, processing, clearing, margining, securities financing, collateral, cash management, liquidity, reporting and accounting. It is the emergent standard for global capital markets businesses and the ideal foundation for innovation and future growth. The Calypso system supports the entire life cycle of a trade for securities lending and repos and provides sophisticated tools to optimize the collateral management across business lines and products.
Clifford Chance is a truly integrated global law firm which operates as one organisation throughout the world. Our aim is always to provide the highest quality professional advice, combining technical expertise with a deep understanding of the commercial environment in which our clients operate.
With 27 offices in 20 countries, we are international in outlook and appreciative of cultural diversity, offering full service advice to clients in key financial and regulatory centres in Europe and the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.
Visit the Clifford Chance website to find out more about us.
Markit is the leading provider of securities lending data, tracking short selling and institutional flow across all global markets. Through its history spanning over 10 years the company has brought transparency to the market, helping beneficial owners and custodians benchmark the effectiveness of their securities lending activities. Our analytics are used by lenders and borrowers to assess rates, availability, squeeze risk and make better informed investment decisions. Content is sourced directly from market participants including prime brokers, custodians, asset managers and hedge funds. The database covers over $14 trillion of securities in the lending programs of over 20,000 institutional funds spanning 10 years history.
The service is available through data feeds, an API, web applications and an Excel toolkit with integrated datasets including Markit’s dividend forecasting and ETP and US dollar Repo data. The securities lending data is available on the major market data platforms including Bloomberg, FactSet, S&P CapitalIQ and Thomson Reuters.
EquiLend is a leading provider of trading services for the securities finance industry. EquiLend facilitates straight-through processing by using a common standards-based protocol and infrastructure, which automates formerly manual trading processes.
Used by borrowers and lenders throughout the world, the EquiLend platform allows for greater efficiency and enables firms to scale their business globally. Using EquiLend's complete end-to-end services, including pre- and post-trade, reduces the risk of potential errors.
The platform eliminates the need to maintain costly point-to-point connections while allowing firms to drive down unit costs, allowing firms to expand business, move into different markets, increase trading volumes, all without additional spend. This makes the EquiLend platform a cost-efficient choice for all institutions, regardless of size.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a leading international law firm providing business law advice of the highest quality across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.
With over 2,400 lawyers in 26 key business centres around the world, we provide a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.
Our international financial services and regulatory practice is one of the leading practices for specialist financial services advice, providing a first class advisory service to clients in all sectors of the financial services industry.
Pirum automates the key operations processes in the global securities finance industry. Encompassing both stock loan and repo style transactions in Equities and Fixed Income, services provided include:
- Contract Comparison
- Marks / Exposure Comparison / Automation
- Billing Comparison
- Pending Loans / Returns Comparison
- Income Claims Comparison / Automation
- Custodial Positions Comparison
With Pirum’s sole focus on operations processes, its renowned flexibility, responsiveness and dedication to excellence, the company’s services are widely regarded as being operations users preferred choice.
More than 250 financial institutions rely on securities finance solutions from SunGard for their domestic and international securities financing businesses. Primary products include Loanet, Global One and Martini.
A multifaceted service for equity finance, Loanet serves more than 120 broker-dealers, prime brokers, custodian banks, agent lenders and hedge funds in the North American securities lending markets (www.sungard.com/loanet).
A multi-currency system for international securities lending, Global One supports more than 70 brokers, custodian lenders and agency lenders worldwide (www.sungard.com/globalone).
A trading system for repo and equity finance, Martini is used by banks, broker-dealers and hedge funds to manage global trading books in a split-second trading environment (www.sungard.com/martini).
SunGard ASTEC Analytics is a research company specializing in market information services for the global securities lending industry. Established in 1980, ASTEC's benchmarking tools help securities lending professionals effectively measure and manage performance.
ASTEC's clients benefit from these benchmarks by taking advantage of additional efficiencies and improving their profitability. With over 25 years experience as an independent consultant to securities lenders and borrowers, ASTEC has a track record of integrity and client trust.
ASTEC is committed to delivering timely, accurate, and actionable information.