Why Join ISLA?

With over 155 member firms across 20 countries, and representing all facets of the securities lending market, including institutional investors, banks, broker-dealers, service providers and alternative investment managers (AIMs), the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) is the industry’s voice in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Our members
Members Firms Globally
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Across 20 countries

Membership Types & Benefits


Depending on the firm type and their role within the securities lending market, ISLA offers two tiers of membership:-

Full Members: Must be engaged as principal or agent in the lending or borrowing of securities.

Associate Members: Must be involved in the provision of commercial services to full members in support of their securities lending or borrowing activities.

ISLA members can also access Legal Opinions via the AOSphere website, however access is contingent on being a member and cost for this service is charged separately to standard ISLA membership.

What's included Full membership Associate membership Legal Opinions
Access to market standard agreements and contractual updates. Graphical check-mark Graphical check-mark
Access to ISLA Committees and Working Groups. Graphical check-mark Graphical check-mark
Availability of all working group minutes. Graphical check-mark Graphical check-mark
Free attendance at the annual ISLA Post Trade Conference. Graphical check-mark Graphical check-mark
Preferential rates to attend main annual ISLA conference Graphical check-mark Graphical check-mark
Attend ISLA member only events Graphical check-mark Graphical check-mark
Organisation listing within membership list on ISLA website Graphical check-mark Graphical check-mark
Entitlement to vote to elect the Board of Directors Graphical check-mark
Cost-efficient access to 60+ Legal Opinions via Aosphere portal Graphical check-mark
Comprehensive legal netting analysis on GMSLA 2000, 2009 and 2010 versions Graphical check-mark
Access to the ISLA Netting Subscribers Group (NSG). NSG agrees new markets and counterparty types for coverage Graphical check-mark
Legal Opinions subscribers can upgrade to the separate SL Analytics product offered by Aosphere Graphical check-mark

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