With Q3 in our rear view, a wide variety of asset classes were in play as volatile market conditions continued and recession concerns joined inflation headlines. In this past quarter, the securities lending market generated $2.63 billion, an increase of 12% over the same period in 2021.
As the so-called trade wars rage on, DataLend investigates the impact—or surprising lack thereof, in some cases—on securities finance markets across the globe
While the securities finance industry has become considerably more transparent than it was a decade ago with the advent of specialized data providers such as DataLend, the critical metrics that market participants monitor on a daily basis are still relatively unknown outside the institutional marketplace.
Hard-to-borrow securities, also known as specials, make up a considerable percentage of the securities lending market’s revenue, but the 2017 global equity market rally has had a negative impact on the specials market thus also reducing lending revenue. DataLend investigated how the reduction of specials in the market has impacted global revenues over the past 18 months.