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A Securities Lending Exchange?

Researcher Notes Securities Lending's Large Unrealized Potential

Traders Magazine, August 2007

Gregory Bresiger

Securities lending, a sometimes disorderly business with myriad standards, could have a formal exchange within five years, an industry researcher predicts. As far as transparency goes, the equity securities lending business now resembles the credit derivatives market of the 1990s or the Nasdaq prior to order-handling rules, according to a recent report by researcher Vodia Group. An exchange would help the equity securities lending market provide clearer pricing and also give the practice more credibility, the report says.

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