Basel III transforming securities lending market

New entrants respond to challenges facing primes and lenders

P2P lending

Securities lending's internecine recent past has seen agent lenders consider bypassing prime brokers to offer stock direct to hedge funds, while investment banks have attempted to muscle in on the turf of agent lenders by going straight to beneficial owners. Ultimately, the status of market actors has reverted to type but post-crisis regulation - that has left banks struggling to plug funding requirements - has the potential to change the securities lending market forever.

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