- H1 revenue increased 12% YoY
- ETP special balance hit 4-year high
- Corporate bond revenues continue to set blistering pace
- US Equity special balances hit 4-year high
Global securities finance revenues reached $6.1bn in the first half of 2022, an increase of 12% YoY. Utilization and lendable assets saw marginal increases, while average loan balances continue to surge, increasing 11% YoY. Average fees showed mixed results but were led by Asian Equity specials in South Korea and Taiwan, in addition to corporate bonds pairing rising balances with growing fees. US equity special balances rebounded strongly from a poor H2 2021, posting a 4-year quarterly high. ETP average special balances crossed the $2bn mark for the first time in 4 years, driving a strong first half of the year, resulting in revenues increasing 48% YoY. Corporate bond earnings climbed the most YoY, rising 97% whilst ADR revenues faltered, declining 67% YoY.
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