We asked Paul Wilson of J.P. Morgan why his firm is sponsoring Finadium’s Investors in Securities Lending Conference this April. He says the opportunities are there for clients committed to unlocking the potential of their portfolios.
Why has J.P. Morgan decided to participate in the Finadium Investors in Securities Lending (FISL) conference?
Finadium has taken a fresh approach to industry conferences and has designed its London and New York events to foster timely and pertinent conversation within the beneficial owner community. This is particularly important as financial markets continue to change at an accelerated pace. With a compelling agenda and a convenient location, I expect the conference should attract industry leaders and key stakeholders and give us all a chance to network and exchange information.
Why do you think clients will benefit from attending?
The agenda was developed to challenge conventional thinking and attitudes, and was created through a close collaboration between Finadium, J.P. Morgan and the other sponsoring organizations. Our shared goal was to create a forum where asset managers, asset owners, sovereign wealth, industry association and consultants can debate industry-critical topics and share ideas.
Do you see new opportunities for clients in financing markets?
Yes. Securities financing is increasingly central to the efficient operation of global capital markets, and we are seeing beneficial owner participation rates reach historic highs. With investors searching for additional revenue against the background of low interest rates and rising costs, the challenge is to optimize revenue in an era of constrained borrower demand and the increasingly tactical nature of trading. This is no longer a ‘one size fits all’ market. However, we believe it retains high potential for clients who are committed to unlocking the potential of their portfolios by working closely with their providers. I think it’s the right time for these events: we’re excited about the discussion and we hope to see a lot of our clients and industry partners there.