Some firms are reinventing themselves, apparently capitalizing on the market’s fervent enthusiasm for all things blockchain. The securities lending market appears to be skeptical.
Bitcoin’s spectacular rise in value relative to government-issued centralized currencies has dominated headlines in the past year. Somewhat less known are the blockchain-based alternatives to Bitcoin, many of which are gaining steam too
For all parties involved in securities lending, transparency has become increasingly important to ensure that optimal value is extracted from lending programs.
Consultants specializing in working with firms to optimize their lending programs discuss how their beneficial owner clients are making the most of securities finance market data.
While SFTR presents challenges for lenders, the regulation also raises an opportunity to reform, and streamline, global trading models.