Securities Finance Technology Symposium 2019
Gold Sponsors 


The Asterisk Network provides the Securities Finance market with an innovative, web-based peer-to-peer securities finance portal, through which is delivered: market standard documentation, electronic web-based negotiation & execution of transactions, settlement reporting, tri-party collateral management and loan life cycle administration.

The Asterisk Network was founded and developed as a response to the changing regulatory environment and challenging market conditions experienced in recent years. Our vision is to create improved conditions of transparency, best execution, liquidity and efficiency to maximise profitability and to deliver growth and continuity. Our values are trust, collaboration, simplicity and determination.

The Asterisk Network leverages existing protocols for bi-lateral counterparty relationships, out-right transfer of ownership, market standard documentation and secure straight-through processing. The Asterisk Network connects with the high integrity tri-party services of Euroclear SA/NV

The Asterisk Network is available to all market participants: Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies, Asset Managers, Mutual Funds, Investment Funds and Hedge Funds. For those parties wishing to source liquidity, increase utilization, maximise profitability, improve efficiency, support transparency or achieve best execution, the Asterisk Network delivers the opportunities and solutions to support your goals. Visit us at

 Broadridge, a global fintech leader with $4 billion in revenue, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. We drive business transformation with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimising efficiency and generating revenue growth, helping our clients get ahead of today’s challenges and capitalise on what’s next.

Broadridge’s securities finance solutions offers a suite of global, front to back office securities finance solutions capabilities for the buy side and sell side. This includes integrated or standalone systems for Securities Lending, Repo, Collateral Management and Collateral Optimisation, and an end to end transaction reporting solution for SFTR.

Broadridge’s solutions help customers to comply with new regulations, increase efficiency, improve strategic decision making and make more intelligent use of capital, balance sheet and liquidity.

Broadridge’s in-depth expertise in both securities finance and trade reporting regimes including US (CFTC), Europe (EMIR, MiFID I and II), will enable clients to adapt to SFTR smoothly while minimising operational disruption and reducing the resource impact of complying with multiple concurrent reporting mandates.


Calypso Technology, Inc. is a cloud-enabled provider of cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets with over 35,000 users in 60+ countries. Its award-winning software improves reliability, adaptability, and scalability across several verticals, including capital markets, investment management, central banking, clearing, treasury, liquidity, and collateral.

Calypso is pioneering innovative technologies (native cloud technology, AI, Big data) that reimagine capital markets.

Calypso is a registered trademark of Calypso Technology, Inc. in the U.S., EU and other jurisdictions. Other parties trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective owners.


As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.  With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.

With over 40 years of experience, DTCC is the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. From operating facilities, data centers and offices in 16 countries, DTCC, through its subsidiaries, automates, centralizes, and standardizes the post-trade processing of financial transactions, mitigating risk, increasing transparency and driving efficiency for thousands of broker/dealers, custodian banks and asset managers worldwide.

DTCC’s Global Trade Repository is the industry's preferred solution for global OTC derivatives reporting. GTR holds detailed data on OTC derivatives transactions globally and has grown to become the largest trade repository in the world, providing new insight and perspectives to better monitor and respond to the regulatory reporting requirements of our clients. It maintains approximately 40 million open OTC positions per week and processes over one billion messages per month.

GTR will be extending their regulatory reporting capabilities within the securities financing market, helping clients meet new reporting requirements under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR).

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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 owned by BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, JP Morgan Chase, 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 provides performance reporting and aggregated, anonymised, cleansed and standardised securities finance data covering all asset classes, regions and markets globally. EquiLend Clearing Services operates the ECS Middle Office and the ECS Gateway, which offer CCP services and connectivity.



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, 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 52,000 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  


Combining Wall Street expertise with Silicon Valley technology, GLMX has developed a thriving ecosystem for the execution and management of Securities Financing Transactions (SFT). Using state-of-the-art streaming technology, GLMX facilitates a wide array of SFT including multi-variable negotiation, lifecycle event management, straight-through-processing, reporting and data management. Funded by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms, GLMX brings unparalleled trading and liquidity management workflow efficiencies to existing counterparties in the global securities financing markets.  
HQLAX is a financial technology innovation firm that uses distributed ledger technology to enhance collateral mobility in the global securities financing markets. HQLAX is creating a fit for purpose, standardized, single marketplace to enable institutional treasurers to:

1) more easily fine-tune liquidity metrics for Intraday, Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Net Stable Funding Ratio liquidity requirements, and

2) better manage margin pledge obligations for counterparty credit exposures.

In March 2018, Deutsche Börse Group and HQLAX announced a strategic partnership to develop a blockchain solution for collateral swaps in the securities lending markets. The joint operating model will improve collateral mobility across a fragmented securities settlement eco-system. Unlike in traditional settlement, there is no movement of securities between custodians in the HQLAX operating model. Instead, a digital collateral registry is used to record ownership transfers of baskets of securities, whilst the underlying securities remain static in the custody location of the collateral giver. This helps market participants manage collateral more efficiently and improves fluidity across siloed collateral systems and locations.

Market access to the HQLAX operating model will be provided by the renowned Eurex Repo trading system. A newly created Trusted Third-Party entity, owned and operated by Deutsche Börse Group, will interface between the distributed ledger technology and legacy securities infrastructure, leveraging well-established triparty collateral management services from multiple triparty agents. The joint operating model will go into production in Europe later this year.

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IHS Markit Securities Finance is the leading provider in solving the Securities Finance industry’s data needs for 15 + years and provides global securities financing data to help customers manage securities lending programmes, repo, collateral management, optimise trading performance and enhance investment decision making. www.ihsmarkit/MSF

IHS Markit SFTR solutions provides a full end to end, market leading, regulatory reporting solution for Securities Finance Transactions (SFTs). www.ihsmarkit/SFTR

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.

Automation positively transforms the lives of people and business. ION is reinventing the way business is done through innovations in automation technology. Our software improves decision-making, increases efficiency, simplifies complex processes, and empowers people.
The ION securities finance solution helps you take control of your repo and securities lending business. With ION, you can enjoy unrivalled connectivity to electronic markets. You can access all your electronic and voice brokers from one place. And you can track and manage all your orders in one system - email, chat, voice, and electronic.
Our inventory management, pricing, and trade management tools automate and guide your decision-making, while our extendable data model ensures you can meet your regulatory obligations today and into the future.
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Kaizen are regulatory reporting experts on a mission to improve the quality of regulatory reporting in the financial services industry. Kaizen has combined regulatory expertise with data science to develop its market-leading quality assurance service ReportShield™, which tests the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and overall quality of regulatory reporting. ReportShield™ delivers full transparency of reporting data quality and won a Queen’s Award for innovation, one of the UK’s highest business accolades. 

Whether it’s SFTR, MiFID II, EMIR, Dodd-Frank or another G20 regulation, Kaizen helps financial institutions reduce costs and increase confidence in their regulatory reporting.


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 50,000 daily users in 60 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.

OCC is the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organisation. Founded in 1973, OCC is a cost-effective, customer-driven organisation that delivers world-class risk management, clearance and settlement services to 20 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. It operates under the jurisdiction of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). OCC has been designated by the Financial Stability Oversight Council as a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), which reflects OCC’s critical role within the US financial markets infrastructure. In 2018, OCC cleared 5.24 billion equity derivatives contracts, representing its highest volume year ever. OCC stock loan activity in 2018 was up 17.2 percent from the previous year with nearly 1.4 million new loan transactions.


Pirum offers a secure, centralised automation and connectivity hub for global securities finance transactions, enabling complete automation of the post-trade and collateral lifecycle. 

Our position within the securities financing market enables clients to seamlessly access counterparts, tri-party agents, trading venues, market data companies and CCPs, as well as regulatory reporting facilities.

We combine an in-depth understanding of both the securities finance industry and the most innovative technology to provide highly-innovative and flexible services. Supporting established and emerging financial institutions, Pirum’s pioneering approach consistently reduces operational risk while increasing processing efficiency and profitability.

Pirum’s innovative designs and customer focus have resulted in widespread industry recognition and multiple awards. Pirum was most recently named Global Post-Trade Service Provider of the Year at the International Securities Finance 2017 Awards.

Pirum in a nutshell:

·   Independent

·   Trusted

·   Cross Product

·   Real Time

·   Collaborative

·   Agile

·   Cost Effective

Since the start of EMIR Reporting in February 2014, REGIS-TR has become one of the largest trade repositories (TRs) in Europe, handling in excess of 30 million records per week, and supporting over 1,500 clients. As a truly and natively European TR, we have established ourselves as the experts in G20 reporting across Europe. We are the only TR servicing both EMIR and FinfraG obligations and our future offering will be further extended to include SFTR reporting. 

REGIS-TR, is uniquely positioned as a TR with deep expertise in securities lending, repo and collateral management, thanks to the market position of our sister companies. Not only we will support Clearstream, Eurex and BME Clearing in their SFTR reporting obligations, but we have received significant interest from our existing customer base, and additionally from customers using a different TR for EMIR, but who consider us the natural TR of choice for SFTR reporting. Whether you will be reporting via IHS Markit/Pirum and Equilend/ Trax or another leading third party provider with whom we have full interoperability, whether you will adopt a delegated reporting model, prefer to be hands-on.



RegTek.Solutions’ mission is to be at the heart of the financial market’s transformation to Sustainable Compliance. The company delivers pragmatic, modular software solutions, built around actionable regulatory intelligence, fully maintained to track regulatory updates. RegTek.Solutions focuses on four critical trade and transaction reporting compliance outcomes: quality, completeness, accuracy and transparency.

With offices in New York, London and Riga, RegTek.Solutions’ expertise and solutions are trusted by the world’s top banks, including more than half of the G16 banks, as well as regulatory reporting intermediaries and buy-side firms.

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Sharegain is unleashing lucrative liquidity into the $2 trillion securities lending market by opening it up to private investors. We provide an automated solution that’s simple and transparent, offering both lenders and borrowers a hassle-free digital experience.
We believe securities lending should be available to all investors in this digital age, and that opaque and restricted markets are a thing of the past. Through innovative technology, we are transforming securities lending from a complicated and restricted niche into an open and simple ecosystem, creating a win-win situation for lenders and borrowers.



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.



Trax, the post-trade services engine of MarketAxess, is a leading provider of trade matching and regulatory reporting services and is a trusted source of comprehensive and unbiased pricing and liquidity information to the global securities market. Trax processes on average over 1 billion cross-asset class transactions annually on behalf of its community of over 600 entities including approximately 12 million fixed income transactions. Trax operates an Approved Publication Arrangement (APA) and Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) for MiFID II trade and transaction reporting in addition to providing support for other regulatory regimes.

Trax is based in London and was originally established in 1985. Acquired by MarketAxess in 2013, Trax is a trading name of Xtrakter Ltd. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of MarketAxess Holdings, Inc. For more information, please visit

VERMEG is a specialised software house covering these main market segments in financial services: Banking & Wealth, Insurance and Digital Transformation.

Our business solutions are designed to address the challenges linked to the transformation of the financial services industry. As information system architects, we ensure our clients can achieve cost reductions and Time-To-Market control in the modernisation of their information systems.

In addition to offering standard software solutions that meet evolving digitised needs, VERMEG provides tailor-made solutions based on our own tools, project and business expertise.

VERMEG has over 1000 employees, with presence in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Tunisia and United States. The company supports more than 500 clients in 40 countries.