About Our Sponsors

While BNY Mellon is best known as a custody bank, we’re actually much more than that. In fact, we service the entire lifecycle of a transaction, from custody through to trading, funding, liquidity, collateral management and settlement. BNY Mellon is a market leader in agency securities lending, conduit principal securities lending and secured loans and deliver comprehensive services around pledged margin assets, from collateral segregation through to collateral administration. Whether it’s cash equities, ETFs, sovereign or corporate bonds, agencies or MBS, you can execute it all with our capital markets desk. BNY Mellon provides clients access to cost-effective funding and efficient access to money market funds through our Liquidity DIRECT portal.

Broadridge, a global fintech leader with $4 billion in revenue, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. Broadridge offers a suite of global, front to back office securities finance solutions for buy side and sell side. This includes integrated or standalone systems for Securities Lending, Repo, Collateral Management and Collateral Optimization, and an end-to-end transaction reporting solution for SFTR.  Broadridge’s solutions help customers to comply with new regulations, increase efficiency, improve strategic decision making and make more intelligent use of capital, balance sheet and liquidity. For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com

BBH is an independent, global financial services firm founded in 1818 and headquartered in New York City. It counts among its clients institutions, privately-held companies, families and wealthy individuals which it serves through its three business lines: Investor Services, Investment Management and Private Banking. The firm is known for its exceptional client service and selectivity.

BBH operates in over 90 markets worldwide from 18 offices. BBH employs approximately 6,000 professionals. For more information, please visit www.bbh.com.

Citi’s Agency Securities Lending provides a global, custodian-agnostic platform for the world’s leading financial institutions. With trading desks in five countries and 74 lending markets, and leveraging our 62 proprietary custody branches, we have an unrivaled global footprint and local market expertise. This, combined with our leading-edge Trading Analytics and Optimization (TAO) quantitative engine, helps our clients optimize the value of their portfolio while maintaining a robust risk management framework.

With over 45 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. From 21 locations around the world, DTCC, through its subsidiaries, automates, centralizes and standardizes the processing of financial transactions, mitigating risk, increasing transparency and driving efficiency for thousands of broker/dealers, custodian banks and asset managers. Industry owned and governed, the firm simplifies the complexities of clearing, settlement, asset servicing, data management, data reporting and information services across asset classes, bringing increased security and soundness to financial markets. To learn more, visit www.dtcc.com.

EquiLend is a leading provider of trading, post-trade, market data and clearing services for the securities finance industry with offices in New York, Boston, London, Dublin, Hong Kong and Toronto. EquiLend is owned by BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, State Street and UBS. EquiLend operates NGT, the securities finance industry’s most active trading platform, as well as a Post-Trade Suite for securities finance operations. DataLend provides performance reporting and global securities finance data to agent lenders, broker-dealers and beneficial owners. EquiLend Clearing Services offers CCP services and connectivity.

eSecLending is an independently owned financial services company providing securities financing, collateral and liquidity services, and default management solutions to institutional investors and clearing organizations worldwide. With a consultative, flexible approach, we partner with clients to deliver tailored solutions which are aligned to each client’s individual requirements, goals and objectives.

Fidelity Capital Markets® (FCM) provides innovative trading and technology solutions, and execution services across multiple asset classes for institutional investors. Our offering includes a suite of electronic brokerage products for equities, options, prime brokerage, securities lending, fixed income, municipal- and bank-issued brokered CD underwriting, and FOREX. For more than 30 years, FCM has successfully worked with asset managers, hedge funds, family offices, endowments, banks, and brokerage firms in support of their business goals. Fidelity has one of the largest retail and institutional presences; this expansive network provides institutional investors with a differentiated offering and greater access to liquidity. We can help clients maximize their investment strategies with our leading market insight, advanced technology solutions, and high-quality trade execution.

Fidelity Agency Lending® provides institutional investors with a customizable securities lending program that can help optimize investment performance and revenue and improve oversight. Our program has more than $2.7 trillion in client assets (as of 12/31/21), capital markets expertise, AI-powered technology, custom program solutions, and proprietary benchmarking tools. Fidelity Agency Lending expands and builds upon the securities lending capabilities established more than 20 years ago in our Capital Markets organization, which also offers Prime Services, Fully Paid Lending, and PB OptimizeSM .

Combining Wall Street expertise with Silicon Valley technology, GLMX has developed a thriving ecosystem for the negotiation, execution and management of securities financing transactions (SFT). Using state-of-the-art streaming technology, GLMX facilitates a wide array of SFT including multi-variable negotiation, lifecycle events management, STP, reporting and data management. Funded by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms, GLMX brings unparalleled trading and liquidity management workflow efficiencies to existing counterparties in the global securities financing markets. The GLMX solution provides intuitive technology, extremely quick development times and enhanced customisation. These characteristics allow GLMX to create a premium user experience.

The Global Peer Financing Association (GPFA) is a non-profit industry association with over 30 global asset owners, representing over $11 trillion in assets under management. Our members are engaged in a variety of securities finance and investment activities and share a goal to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing through wide-ranging discussions on timely, relevant investment topics. GPFA brings together members with the goal of encouraging the development of a more effective and transparent marketplace for securities financing activities, liquidity management and collateral management.

Clients in our agency lending program (“Goldman Sachs Agency Lending” or “GSAL”) grant us the authority to lend their securities on a fully collateralized basis to a client-approved list of broker-dealers/banks to achieve incremental returns on their assets. Market participants include pension plans, endowments, foundations, mutual funds, insurance companies and investment management firms. We possess the scale typically associated with a large custody program while maintaining the benefits of a specialized third-party lending agent. Our platform differentiators include: a bespoke service model, program customization, a value-over-volume approach, a dedicated application development team, and the institutional resources of Goldman Sachs. We partner with clients across the globe and are active in 30+ lending markets.

For more information, please contact us at AgencyLending@GS.com

J.P. Morgan Securities Services provides custody, accounting, administration, middle office, collateral and performance management services to institutional investment managers, pension funds and governments. For over four decades, we have helped clients enhance portfolio returns and meet their evolving needs with customized agency lending solutions linked to our global markets and trading capabilities. As an industry leader helping to safeguard over $31 trillion in client assets under custody, we have a strong focus on risk management, innovation, operational excellence, global processing and superior client service.

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in banking, markets and investor services. We provide strategic advice, raise capital, manage risk and extend liquidity to the world’s most prominent corporations, governments and institutions across 100+ countries. www.jpmorgan.com/securities-services

Natixis is a French multinational financial services firm specialized in asset & wealth management, corporate & investment banking, insurance and payments. A subsidiary of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France through its two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis counts nearly 16,000 employees across 38 countries. Its clients include corporations, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational organizations, as well as the customers of Groupe BPCE’s networks. Listed on the Paris stock exchange, Natixis has a solid financial base with a CET1 capital under Basel 3(1) of €11.8 billion, a Basel 3 CET1 Ratio(1) of 11.7% and quality long-term ratings (Standard & Poor’s: A+ / Moody’s: A1 / Fitch Ratings: A+).

(1) Based on CRR-CRD4 rules as reported on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise – without phase-in Figures as at 30 September 2020

At Northern Trust, we strive to improve performance and drive operational efficiency with our innovative solutions across securities lending, foreign exchange, institutional brokerage and transition management. Securities lending can play a significant role in your investment portfolio and risk management strategy and we are committed to providing you a flexible, customizable and transparent program to bring enhanced returns to investors who lend.

Provable Markets is a New York-based broker-dealer and ATS, committed to enhance efficiency, reduce risk and strengthen market structure for cash and synthetic equity finance trading. The Provable Markets ATS, Aurora, offers market participants a unified access point to securely engage in securities lending, complex option block trades, and security-based swaps through pragmatic digital workflows and integrated cryptographic technology. For securities lending, Aurora operates as the only regulated access point to the DTCC SFT Clearing Service which provides current NSCC members and sponsored firms access to central clearing for locked-in securities lending transactions. Aurora for the SFT Clearing Service is set to go live early 2022.

The most significant corporations, institutional investors, asset managers, private equity firms, and governments around the globe recognize RBC Capital Markets as an innovative, trusted partner with an in-depth expertise in capital markets, banking, and finance. We are well-established in the largest, most mature capital markets across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, which collectively encompasses 82% of the global investment banking fee pool.

Scotiabank’s global Prime Services/Repo business offers enhanced leverage, broad access to securities lending supply, competitive pricing, capital introduction, equity execution services, repo and synthetic financing. Our highly experienced client service teams based in Toronto, New York, London and Singapore provide 24-hour coverage, delivering expertise and insight in over 35 markets. The Bank of Nova Scotia offers safety, security and an extensive global footprint that enables connectivity around the world. For more information, please visit www.scotiaprimeservices.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankGBM.

S&P Global Market Intelligence

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we understand the importance of accurate, deep and insightful information. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, perform valuations and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities around the world use this essential intelligence to make business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, offering ESG solutions, deep data and insights on critical business factors. S&P Global has been providing essential intelligence that unlocks opportunity, fosters growth and accelerates progress for more than 160 years. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $43.7 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration as of December 31, 2021, State Street operates globally in more than 100 geographic markets and employs approximately 39,000 worldwide. For more information, visit State Street’s website at www.statestreet.com.

State Street Global Markets – We strive to enhance and preserve the value of your portfolio by providing easier access to integrated liquidity, financing and research. We back our trading and securities lending solutions with proprietary technology that mitigates risk, and with flow research that offers insights into investor behavior. We offer the channels, choices and products that make financing and cash management simpler and more efficient. You can access our solutions individually or combine them to maximize opportunities for alpha generation and effective funding of investment strategies.

Tradeweb Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: TW) is a leading, global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets. Founded in 1996, Tradeweb provides access to markets, data and analytics, electronic trading, straight-through-processing and reporting for more than 40 products to clients in the institutional, wholesale and retail markets. Advanced technologies developed by Tradeweb enhance price discovery, order execution and trade workflows while allowing for greater scale and helping to reduce risks in client trading operations. Tradeweb serves approximately 2,500 clients in more than 65 countries. On average, Tradeweb facilitated more than $920 billion in notional value traded per day over the past four fiscal quarters.

The mission of Women in Securities Finance is to create a community to foster connections and promote the advancement of women in the securities finance industry. The group was formed in early 2018, and has expanded to form chapters in New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and London. Women in Securities Finance (WISF) is open to all members of the Securities Finance community. Our members represent all facets of the industry, including trading, sales, relationship management, legal, technology, product development, operations, portfolio management. All are welcome.

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