EquiLend, the Pan Asia Securities Lending Association (PASLA) and the Risk Management Association (RMA) released the 2021 Asia Pacific Securities Lending Market User Guide. The guide provides data and commentary about a dozen jurisdictions in APAC, with China, Stock Connect, and Hong Kong analyzed separately.
“Over the last year, a number of short selling bans around the region have impacted the growth of the market. These have now been brought to an end or at least relaxed and it is encouraging to see that we are moving on from that restrictive environment. However, these disruptions do mean that many of the new developments we looked forward to in the 2020 user guide have understandably taken a back seat, at least for the time being,” according to the guide.