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Stock Borrowing - what is it and why? By Roy Zimmerhansl


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Stock Borrowing what is it and why? By Roy Zimmerhansl

At its most basic level, stock borrowing is the temporary transfer of an asset from an owner to a borrower in return for a fee, with risk managed through the provision of collateral and governed by standard industry documentation.

Borrowing stock for the purpose of satisfying settlement obligations occurs in over 40 markets worldwide solidifying its position as a feature of every developed and many developing markets.  Indeed, some index providers have stock lending/borrowing as a … read more

About the Author: Roy is an expert on all aspects of Securities Finance. He  was vice-chair of ISLA and taught ‘An Introduction to Securities Lending’ and has recently launched an online version of the course with CISI CPD Accreditation. He was also a board member of PASLA (the Asian securities lending trade association) and a member of the Bank of England Securities Lending and Repo committee.


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