Iain Mackay, Global Product Owner for Post-Trade Services at EquiLend and BondLend, joins ISS magazine’s 2015 securities financing roundtable.
The EquiLend and BondLend trading platform is a critical system for securities finance professionals worldwide. We met with Brian Lamb, CEO of EquiLend, to ask about the firm’s goals for NGT, their approach to defining and building the platform, and how they expect NGT to change the ways their clients do business.
Trade Match provides an automated way to compare pre-settlement, cross-product trades.
Automated low-touch securities finance trading between lenders and borrowers
A browser-based solution that enables lower-volume users to borrow and lend securities using the EquiLend platform
Real-time, customizable postings of securities available to be loaned
Trade Optimization is a suite of services that optimizes a pool of needs and inventory across multiple participants via a "best fit" matching algorithm
A front-end trading system for traders to borrow and lend all types of securities through the EquiLend platform
A secure browser-based system that facilitates trading and execution of basket trades, automating manual processes, and enables the booking of transactions straight through to a firm’s proprietary system
Allows collateral providers and collateral receivers to agree required values (RQVs) and send the agreed-upon figures to the tri-party agent
An automated service for central storage of all settlement instructions
A standardized process that identifies true breaks, improves risk management, and increases operational efficiency
Allows users to compare marks using customizable tolerances that can be adjusted based on collateral currency and mark amount
Offers a monthly payable and receivable comparison, with a direct link to contract-level day-by-day detail
Reduces the need to produce and mail bulky monthly paper billing statements
Offers lenders and borrowers a simple way to issue and manage recalls (ARMS, US only)
Enables borrowers and lenders to automatically return and track assets borrowed using EquiLend or any other trading method
Dividend Comparison allows for the comparison of manufactured dividend claims
EquiLend worked with industry leaders from the very beginning to design, develop, test, and launch ALD solutions
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