EquiLend partners with Finadium and FinTuition for Global Training Program

New York, 5 March 2013 – EquiLend announced today that EquiLend University, its global training program, will be run in partnership with Finadium in North America and FinTuition in EMEA and Asia.

Brian Lamb, CEO of EquiLend stated, “As our user base continues to grow, it is necessary to expand our global training program for our platform by partnering with Finadium and FinTuition. The partnerships will allow us to deliver an even more robust training program that will include an integral certification component. This qualification will provide an industry standard of measuring the calibre of one’s EquiLend expertise.”

Josh Galper, Managing Principal of Finadium said, “EquiLend University is an opportunity for EquiLend, BondLend and DataLend users to solidify their expertise and gain credentials that are recognized in the securities finance marketplace. As a leading research and consulting firm in the securities finance space, Finadium is pleased to have been selected by EquiLend as part of this important new initiative.”

Roy Zimmerhansl, owner of FinTuition said “It has been a pleasure to work with EquiLend in developing this course, and we have been very pleased with the support we have had in this project from the EquiLend team and many of their major clients. We look forward to continuing this work, and supporting the on-going delivery of training services to those using the EquiLend, BondLend, and DataLend suite of services.”

About FinTuition
FinTuition is an international training company based in London specialising in the securities finance business: securities lending, equity finance, hedge funds, prime brokerage, repo and collateral management.
We offer a regular schedule of open-enrolment courses from introductory to advanced levels as well as on-site training.
FinTuition training relies heavily on exercises, role-plays and case studies to promote a better understanding of securities financing and trading concepts through contextually reinforced learning.

About Finadium
Finadium is a research and consulting firm focused on securities finance and asset servicing. Finadium publishes an independent research report series highlighting securities lending, repo and collateral management, and all central topics for EquiLend University. For more information and to find EquiLend University trainings, please visit the Finadium website at www.finadium.com.

About EquiLend
EquiLend is a leading provider of trading and post trade services for the securities finance industry backed by 10 global financial institutions: BlackRock; Credit Suisse; Goldman Sachs; J.P. Morgan Clearing; J.P. Morgan; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stanley; Northern Trust; State Street; and UBS. With its robust suite of automated trading tools, EquiLend enables its clients to scale their businesses with great efficiency on a global basis in all securities finance markets. Used by borrowers and lenders throughout the world, the EquiLend platform automates formerly manual trading and post-trade processes. Using EquiLend’s complete end-to-end services reduces the risk of potential errors and eliminates the need to maintain costly point-to-point connections while allowing firms to drive down unit costs. Firms can then free more resources to expand their business and grow trading volumes without increasing costs. This makes the EquiLend platform a cost-effective choice for all institutions, regardless of their size. www.equilend.com

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