The Purple Issue X

October 2022

We have reached a milestone! Welcome to the 10th issue of The Purple. In response to market demand, we are excited to continue to publish The Purple on a quarterly basis. In this issue, we focus on the most recent trends and delve deep into the data with a series of infographics that illustrate the global securities finance market. 

As market volatility continued alongside inflation and recessionary concerns, the securities lending markets experienced revenue growth of 12% in Q3 2022 versus Q3 2021, bringing year-to-date revenue in 2022 to $7.45 billion, up 8% over the first three quarters last year. Read all about the key drivers of revenue in Q3 Insights. 

We look forward to seeing you at all the upcoming industry conferences and events as we round out 2022. We are already looking forward to our next issue, where we will recap the full year 2022—which looks poised to be another strong year for our market.

Nancy Allen

Head of Data & Analytics Solutions, EquiLend


EquiLend Data & Analytics Q3 Insights in Securities Lending

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.

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Fixed Income Q1-Q3 2020​

Fixed Income Q1-Q3 2020

Despite increases in average on-loan balances and average daily lendable values of 5.86% and 6.29% respectively, fixed income lender-to-broker revenue was down 4.54% in the first nine months of 2020, generating $1.08 billion in lending revenue.

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Survey: Beneficial Owners on Data

Funds Europe found in its recent survey of beneficial owners that these institutions view securities lending as an investment product and should in turn use independent securities lending data to optimize their programs, mitigate risk and support them in their fiduciary responsibilities.

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Fixed Income

The first half of 2019 has not been kind to the fixed income market, with total revenue down 30%.

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The Drivers of Duration

Average duration is a measure of how long a trade is open, from the time that the security is borrowed to the time that it is returned back to the lender.

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Introducing EquiLend Spire

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