Research paper published in Journal of Securities Operations & Custody, Volume 11 / Number 4 / Autumn/Fall 2019
For the financial industry, the need to manage high-quality liquid assets (HQLA) efficiently and the related topic of collateral mobility are more relevant than ever. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, they have posed a significant challenge for the industry. Progress on this issue is strongly linked to the evolution of new technologies. This paper assesses the current situation and how distributed ledger technology (DLT) can help to address this subject and improve the securities lending market. It examines which aspects need to be taken into consideration when designing a DLT solution, how it can be implemented and what are the next steps on our way to solving one of the most pressing issues for the future of financial services.
The paper is available at https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/hsp/jsoc/2019/00000011/00000004/art00002