About Our Sponsors

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with more than 2,000 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programs and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry.

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

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.

DTCC

With over 45 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. From operating facilities, data centers and offices in 15 countries, 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.

Fidelity Capital Markets is the institutional trading arm of Fidelity Investments®, providing trading products and services to a wide array of clients, including buy-side institutions and hedge funds, as well as to Fidelity’s own businesses. Fidelity Capital Markets offers a suite of electronic brokerage products and execution services across multiple asset classes, including equities, fixed income, options, and FOREX, as well prime brokerage, securities lending, and municipal- and bank issued brokered CD underwriting.

IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

For four decades, J.P. Morgan has provided premier agency securities lending services to clients seeking to enhance returns and meet evolving needs. Customized custody and non-custody programs include program design/parameters, collateral, financing, loan distribution and oversight. We are strongly focused on risk management, innovation, operational excellence, global processing and superior service.

J.P. Morgan is a global leader across securities services, banking and markets, with $23T in AUC and $445B in deposits.  We provide strategic advice, raise capital, manage risk and extend liquidity in global markets.  The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with business 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.

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.

State Street Global Markets – A valuable tool in today’s market, securities finance can play a key role in your portfolio risk management strategy. With global coverage supported by five regional trading desks, we provide access to tailored financing solutions across a range of strategies and asset classes. Together, we’ll develop a flexible, risk-based approach to help you get the most out of your lending program.

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