World Federation of Exchanges report finds securities lending helpful to draw investors to emerging markets

What attracts international investors to emerging markets?
World Federation of Exchanges
December 2018

The only market structure feature found to be positively associated with international invest- ment is the introduction of securities lending and borrowing (SLB)

Turning to market structure characteristics, we find that the presence of SLB is associated with higher trading activity: a market introducing SLB sees a 73% increase the value of foreign trades. Along similar lines, introducing short-selling is associated with a 35% increase in the number of foreign trades.

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