The Purple Issue XII

April 2023

We are now over a quarter of the way through 2023, and it’s proving to be a lucrative one for the securities lending community. Q1 revenue is up 27% year over year following a near-record 2022. The Americas led regionally, increasing 37% over Q1 2022. There certainly has been a lot of activity impacting the lending markets to review from Q1: from the regional banking turmoil, to AMC’s merger of common and preferred shares, to two Fed rate hikes and beyond.
Our 12th issue of The Purple provides a deep dive into the drivers of Q1 revenue while also exploring the rise in corporate debt revenue and the impact of the Silicon Valley Bank collapse on the lending markets. We have also highlighted EquiLend’s new Competitive Bid functionality on our premier trading platform, NGT.
To our clients, thank you again for your continued support and as always, we welcome your feedback on The Purple and all of our Data & Analytics Solutions offerings.

Nancy Allen

Head of Data & Analytics Solutions, EquiLend


Australia: Down Under in Securities Finance

Australia: Down Under in Securities Finance Robert Antelmann, Product Specialist, DataLend September 19,  2018 THE AUSTRALIAN EQUITIES market was placed third in Asia Pacific by market size behind Japan and Hong Kong, respectively, in 2017. The equities securities lending market in Australia is characterized by a decentralized network of bilateral relationships consisting of both onshore

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Accesing China

Accesing China Chris Benedict, Director, DataLend April 11,  2018 Investors have been clamoring for access to China’s capital markets for decades. With China having overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest economy last year (although the U.S. is still top in terms of gross domestic product, at $18.6 trillion), investors’ desire for exposure to mainland

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Born Again Blockchain?

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.

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Regional Focus: Asia Pacific (H1 2017)

REGIONAL FOCUS: ASIA PACIFIC ROBERT ANTELMANN Product Specialist, DataLend September 26, 2017 Securities finance revenue in Asia ex-Japan for the first half of 2017 fell when compared to the same period in 2016. Overall revenue for the region was down by 17% year over year, from $615.4 million in 2016 to $508.5 million this year.

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Regional Focus: EMEA (H1 2017)

REGIONAL FOCUS: EMEA JAMES PALMER Product Specialist, DataLend NIMISHA PATEL Product Specialist, DataLend DAVID POULTON Product Specialist, DataLend The EMEA region saw a decrease in overall securities lending revenue in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, which was in line with global trends in the industry. While a year-over-year

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Regional Focus: Americas (H1 2017)

REGIONAL FOCUS: AMERICAS BY CHRIS BENEDICT Director, DataLend MATT ROSS Product Specialist, DataLend KEITH MIN Product Specialist, DataLend On-loan and inventory balances for North and South America grew in the first half of 2017, buoyed by continued strong performance in the cash markets. The average lendable inventory of $10.38 trillion and average on-loan balance of

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Lending ETFs

The robust ETF lending market in the U.S. eclipses a nascent market in EMEA and Asia. DataLend examines the global ETF landscape

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