ISLA 26th Annual Securities Finance and Collateral Management Conference 2017

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Exhibitors

ABN AMRO Clearing is recognised as a leading provider for integrated solutions in the domain of execution, clearing, custody, financing and risk management across asset classes, covering a wide range of markets globally. ABN AMRO Clearing services clients on 160+ exchanges, MTFs and various liquidity centres (including FX). We consistently rank amongst the top 3 clearing firms on most relevant derivatives exchanges globally, measured by transaction volume. ABN AMRO Clearing offers an integrated approach to global transaction processing with sound risk management, and processes over 16 million trades per day. Our innovative services include Risk Management of the investment portfolio based on correlation between asset classes. Investment firms particularly value our sound balance sheet, a high level of asset protection and operational excellence.

BCS Global Markets is the Investment Banking division of BCS Financial Group - a Russian financial service sector pioneer launching operations in 1995. The Global Markets Investment Banking division is focused on the provision of market access, financing and advisory, securities lending and other ancillary prime brokerage and asset administration services. BCS is the broker of choice for trading Russian instruments with an absolute leadership position: since over 3 years, BCS has maintained its dominant trading position on the Moscow Exchange, capturing more than 25% of market share in Equities, Derivatives and FX.

B3: the result of the merger between BM&FBOVESPA and Cetip. B3 is born as a company greater than the sum of its parts. With a diversified portfolio of products and services, B3 aims to maximize business opportunities in a dynamic, challenging and competitive market environment on a global scale. We are committed to Brazil, our clients, innovation, and constant development of the financial and capital markets.

BNP Paribas ( has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Institutional Solutions and Corporate & Institutional Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of December 31, 2016, BNY Mellon had $29.9 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at for the latest company news.

Broadridge Securities Financing and Collateral Management Solutions offer global, multi-asset systems designed to enable global investment banks, asset managers and service providers to optimize their regional and global collateral management, repo and securities funding operations. Used together, or as standalone solutions, traders and collateral managers have real-time access to collateral inventory positions, and can easily navigate screens and enter information for quick deal entry, collateral allocation and transaction maintenance. Advanced reporting and workflow options provide users with a streamlined approach to managing large amounts of complex data.

CACEIS is the asset servicing banking group of Crédit Agricole dedicated to institutional and corporate clients. Through offices across Europe, North America and Asia, CACEIS offers a broad range of services covering execution, clearing, depositary and custody, fund administration, middle office outsourcing, forex, securities lending, fund distribution support and issuer services. With assets under custody of €2.5 trillion and assets under administration of €1.6 trillion, CACEIS is a European leader in asset servicing and one of the major players worldwide (figures as of 31 December 2016).

Calypso Technology is a leading provider of cross-asset, front-to-back technology solutions for financial markets. With 20 years of experience delivering software and services for trading, risk management, processing and accounting, the Calypso platform helps bring simplicity to complex business and technology challenges. Calypso solutions address needs for the capital markets, investment management, clearing, collateral, treasury and liquidity. Responding to the constant pressures for improved liquidity management and capital allocation, matched by an ever-changing regulatory landscape, the Calypso Collateral and Securities Finance solution provides an integrated view across asset classes for an optimized use and control of liquidity and funding. Calypso is used by over 34,000 market professionals in over 60 countries representing more than 200 financial institutions across the world. 

Comyno is a FinTech consultancy boutique with a clear focus on securities finance and regulatory technologies. Working with private and public financial institutions, Clearing Houses and TriParty agents, we offer industry leading software and consultancy services. Our expertise combines strategy and technology to provide tailored solutions and deliver enhanced functionality and integration across all parts of the process chains.

Consolo Ltd provides a specialised business and systems change-managemenservice within the Securities Finance industry including; Agency & Principal Lending, Repo, Collateral Management and Operations. We offer programme and project management, a thorough understanding of the current regulatory landscape and expertise in all of the major industry leading vendor systems and service providers. The directors of the company each possesses over 20 years’ industry experience, which enables us to offer focused solutions for all aspects of your business.

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the investment banking entity of the group and rated 11th in the world by Tier One Capital (source: The Banker, July 2016). Crédit Agricole CIB is active in a comprehensive range of capital markets, investment and transaction banking, and financing activities and supports clients in large international markets through its network, a presence in major countries in Europe, America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Credit Suisse is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at

Dealreporter tracks and analyses current and expected corporate events, focusing on M&A, special situations, ECM and DCM transactions, and global regulatory issues. Hedge funds, fund managers and investment banks use Dealreporter to gain valuable insights that help them manage risk and make profitable investment decisions.

Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets characterised by integrity, transparency and safety for investors who invest capital and for companies that raise capital – markets on which professional traders buy and sell equities, derivatives and other financial instruments according to clear rules and under strict supervision. Deutsche Börse Group, with its services and systems, ensures the functioning of these markets and a level playing field for all participants – worldwide.

The financial landscape is rapidly changing due to the implementation of new regulation. Markets are becoming increasingly dislocated and face challenges as institutions seek access to liquidity in the new climate. Institutions seeking to fund from inventory or place excess cash on a collateralised basis need an efficient marketplace. Elixium is the peer to peer solution that brings all market participants together. A standardised legal structure together with uniform collateral schedules allow easy access to liquidity on a completely equitable basis. An underlying credit matrix enables rapid counterparty diversification and helps spread counterparty risk. Elixium is a fully transparent Multi-Lateral Trading Facility bringing together previously unconnected institutions and sectors. WWW.ELIXIUM.COM

EquiLend is a leading provider of trading and post-trade services for the securities finance industry with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. EquiLend is backed by BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, State Street and UBS. Used by securities borrowers and lenders globally, the EquiLend platform (for equities) and BondLend platform (for fixed income) automate formerly manual trading and post-trade processes in the securities finance industry. DataLend, the securities finance market data division of EquiLend, provides aggregated, anonymized, cleansed and standardized securities finance data covering all asset classes, regions and markets globally.

’s global Collateral Highway mobilises EUR 1 trillion of collateral daily through an all-encompassing collateral management product suite. Offering access to the widest range of counterparties across geographies, the Collateral Highway is the proven, safe and cost efficient solution to meet all your liquidity needs.

FIS is a global leader in financial services technology, with a focus on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, consulting and outsourcing solutions. Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 55,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index. For more information about FIS, visit

ICMA's European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC) is the representative body which defines best practice in the European cross-border repo market and, through its elected steering committee of market practitioners, makes contributions to public consultations. ICMA maintains the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA), the standard master agreement for cross border repo transactions. ICMA also obtains and annually updates opinions from numerous jurisdictions worldwide on the GMRA that are made available to ICMA members. 


ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services through its operating company ING Bank. The purpose of ING Bank is empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. ING Bank’s 52,000 employees offer retail and wholesale banking services to customers in over 40 countries.  ING’s Global Securities Finance (GSF) division develops and executes trading activities encompassing both fixed income and equities. GSF’s product capabilities, global presence, and asset class expertise means that we can deliver highly customised, securities finance solutions to our Financial Institution, Corporate and Hedge Fund clients.

At ION, our mission is to empower you through automation and innovation. Our Anvil 9 solution manages the complexity of the markets and customer requests behind it – giving you automation, workflow, and prioritization tools to deal with it. You don’t need multiple screens, markets, emails, and chat. Anvil 9 gives you everything you need for trading in one place.

LCH has always endeavoured to build strong relationships with partners across the global markets to deliver best-in-class risk management. With our accumulated experience and expertise, we are uniquely positioned to help participants increase capital and operational efficiency, while adhering to an expanding and complex set of cross-border regulations. Working together with our stakeholders, we have helped the market transition to central clearing by introducing an array of innovative enhancements. These include solo compression with blended rate, an expanded set of customer protection options, and the launch of LCH Spider, our portfolio margining tool. When combined with an uncompromising commitment to service delivery, it's no surprise that LCH is the natural choice of the world’s leading market participants.

For more than 35 years, J.P. Morgan has helped clients enhance returns with securities lending programs that meet their evolving needs. As a premier securities lender, we offer clients customized solutions on a custody and non-custody/third party basis that encompass program design, parameters, collateral, loan distribution, and oversight. We leverage J.P. Morgan's financial resources, global presence, and intellectual capital to drive our clients' securities lending programs forward while maintaining a strong focus on risk management, product innovation, operational excellence, global processing capabilities, and superior client service. One of the world’s leading global custodians, J.P. Morgan operates in more than 100 markets and provides a comprehensive suite of settlement, asset servicing, tax, FX, collateral management, securities lending, cash and liquidity products.  

IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. We deliver next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions.  Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol INFO and committed to sustainable, profitable growth. For more information please visit


Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit

For more than 30 years, Murex has been providing enterprise-wide, cross-asset financial technology solutions to capital markets players.  Its cross-function platform, MX.3, supports trading, treasury, risk and post-trade operations, enabling clients to better meet regulatory requirements, manage enterprise-wide risk, and control IT costs. With more than 45,000 daily users in 65 countries, Murex has clients in many sectors, from banking and asset management to energy and commodities.  Murex is an independent company with over 2,000 employees across 17 countries. Murex is committed to providing cutting-edge technology, superior customer service, and unique product innovation. 

Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 31.2 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne. With more than 16,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into three main business lines: Corporate & Investment Banking, Investment Solutions & Insurance, and Specialized Financial Services. A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks

Nomura is an Asia-headquartered financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By ‘Connecting Markets East & West’, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Northern Trust helps institutions around the world optimise the return on their investments by lending their securities within their customized parameters. Clients draw on our:

·       Experience: a 35-year track record with one of the first banks to lend securities

·       Technology: including a single global trading platform, extensive automation and monitoring capabilities

·       Client service: a clear focus on delivering results and lasting relationships with our clients

·       Risk Management: robust practices from a disciplined lending agent with a history of capital strength

·       Superior returns: a performance track record exceeding industry benchmarks in the majority of asset classes and markets in which we lend

Pirum provides a secure, centralised connectivity and automation hub which seamlessly connects market participants, allowing them to electronically verify key transaction details and fully automate the post-trade lifecycle. In addition to this processing hub, Pirum’s platform provides onward connections to other key infrastructure service providers. This position, at the heart of the Securities Financing market, allows clients to reuse their connection to Pirum to access triparty agents, trading venues, market data companies & CCPs with additional connectivity constantly being added.  Financial Institutions from around the world have responded to Pirum’s creative approach by joining this secure on-line community, allowing them to increase processing efficiency, reduce operational risk and improve profitability by using Pirum’s services to reduce manual processing.

RBC Capital Markets is a premier global investment bank providing expertise in banking, finance and capital markets to corporations, institutional investors, asset managers and governments around the world. We serve clients from 70 offices in 15 countries across North America, the UK, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

RBC Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) is a specialist provider of asset services, custody, payments and treasury services for financial and other institutional investors worldwide. We serve clients from 19 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, delivering services to safeguard client assets and maximize liquidity. As a strong, stable partner, focused on meeting our clients' evolving needs, RBC I&TS has an unwavering commitment to managing operational risk in our business and the highest credit ratings among our peers (1). Rated by our clients as the #1 global custodian for six consecutive years (2), RBC I&TS is trusted with CAD 3.9 trillion in client assets under administration as at October 31, 2016 (3).

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 23 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of $907 billion (as at July 31, 2016), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). 

CO:RE is the fully integrated real-time securities finance offering powered and operated by SIX Securities Services. It brings together the entire value chain starting from trading through settlement and finally to collateralization at the CSD or custodian level. CO:RE. Solid as a rock. Adaptable as mercury. 

At the core of Societe Generale’s universal banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a well-diversified & leading player with nearly 12 000 professionals present in more than 34 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Standing by its clients across sectors, the Corporate & Investment Bank tailors solutions for them by capitalising on its worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance, and global markets.

Corporates, Financial Institutions & Public Sector: providing a global advisory approach, as well as capital raising solutions, optimised financing & expert risk management solutions (foreign exchange & rates).

For Investors: offering reliable investment opportunities & risk management solutions through its integrated global markets platform (equity, rates, credit, currencies, commodities)

State Street helps you identify opportunities and mitigate challenges, making your company more effective and resilient. We deliver global reach, expertise and a unique combination of consistency and innovation to help you manage uncertainty, act on growth opportunities, optimize cost structures and enhance the value of your services. We offer a flexible suite of services that spans the investment spectrum, including investment management, investment research and trading, and investment servicing. For more information, visit

Stonewain Systems Inc. develops software solutions for the securities finance industry. Our modular and scalable securities finance platform—Spire™—is a comprehensive, fully-integrated solution that combines industry-specific functionality with ground-breaking technology and automation. With unprecedented power, more capable functionality, open standards compatible with a wide range of solutions, and a fixed-cost model that holds steady through volatile markets- Spire has emerged as the preferred choice of the Industry.

- Global Stock Loans and Borrows

- Agency Lending

- Repo/Financing

- Collateral Management & Optimization

- Cash Management

- Regulatory Locates


At Trading Apps, we have recognised the tangible value that speed, automation and efficiency can provide to a securities finance business. Since our foundation in 2011, we have developed targeted applications that continue to raise the bar regarding trade and process automation, transparency, revenue optimisation and risk mitigation. We have demonstrated our Flexibility by connecting to numerous underlying systems; our Speed through quick deployment; and our Sophistication by designing workflow’s that are transformational and have an immediate impact on the bottom line.

The Field Effect is an independent consultancy specialising in collateral management, providing advisory services to every participant in the industry value chain: buy-side and sell-side firms, clearing houses, custodians and CSDs.  We help clients release trapped liquidity; enhance trading and customer service strategies; improve operating efficiency; and simplify technology infrastructure to reduce run costs. We bring a rigorous data-centric approach to change preparation which has been deployed on over 70 projects across the industry. Using our market-leading methodology (TFE-Modus) and unique meta-model we help clarify your strategy and vision, design your target operating model, roadmap & business case, and we help you implement business and technology change to realise your objectives and goals.


UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices in 54 countries, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 60,000 people. UBS Group AG is the holding company of the UBS Group. Under Swiss company law, UBS Group AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors.


UniCredit is a leading European commercial bank, with leadership positions in Italy, Germany and Austria and a strong presence in high-growth CEE countries. We have one of the largest European networks with about 7,600 branches. UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking serves an extensive client base of large corporates, mid-sized companies and institutional clients out of the largest group of network banks in Western, Central and Eastern Europe with more than 3,500 professionals. At home throughout Europe, we are the partner of choice for our clients’ increasingly sophisticated demand for Corporate Banking and Transaction Services, Structured Finance, Capital Markets and Investment Products. We offer local expertise as well as international reach and accompany our clients globally, providing them unparalleled access to our 16 home markets and another 18 countries worldwide.