ISLA's 11th Virtual Post Trade Conference

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EU Expected Developments Roadmap

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ISLA News Alerts on Bloomberg

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International Securities Lending Association

The International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) is a leading industry association, representing the common interests of securities lending and financing market participants across Europe, Middle East and Africa. It’s geographically diverse membership of over 160 firms includes institutional investors, asset managers, custodial banks, prime brokers and service providers.

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Securities Lending Explained

What you need to know in 5 minutes!

This short 5 minute animation, produced by the digital team at FleishmanHillard, explains what securities lending is, who uses securities lending and why, and how securities lending benefits broader financial markets and the provision of liquidity.

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CDM & Securities Lending Markets

What you need to know in 3 minutes!

This short 3 minute animation discusses the securities lending and financing industry from the perspective of the myriad of disparate platforms, processes and systems that have been built over the years, and the corresponding challenges to market participants in the form of costs and operational risk. The ISLA Common Domain Model (CDM), which the Association is building in collaboration with its membership, lays the foundation for a digital future for these markets. By consistently modelling product and event representations, our objective is to create industry-wide uniformity and best practice.

Securities Lending Market Data

January 2021

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Legal Services

ISLA provides a range of legal services to support securities lending market activity.  From global standard master agreements (GMSLA) and annexes, to legal opinions covering the enforceability of nettings provisions in respect of the GMSLA in over 65 jurisdictions globally.

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Working Groups

ISLA working groups are the engine room of the Association.  This is where industry challenges are raised, issues debated, ideas conceived, and solutions sought.  ISLA runs a variety of standing and topic specific working groups for its members, covering all aspects of advocacy, tax, legal, regulation and best practice.

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