ISLA Announces US Expansion

LONDON, Friday 1 March 2024 – The securities lending and financing markets have gone through many periods of transition and structural change over the years, in response to the economic, political, and regulatory landscape, as well as the evolving business, trading and product needs of the various participants across the securities finance value-chain.

ISLA has continued to support and represent its members across Europe, Middle East, and Africa over the past 30 years, advocating the importance of securities lending, collateral mobility and financing within the broader capital markets eco-system. Increasingly, those efforts have required a more holistic approach, working with fellow industry associations across global jurisdictions to meet common member goals.

Against this backdrop, ISLA will be expanding its coverage and activities to include the United States (US), with the creation of an affiliate entity in Q2 of 2024.

The intention will be to serve regional members, including current members operating global businesses, where ISLA has seen a notable increase in demand to produce a more cohesive output, reflecting multi-jurisdictional operating models, and a growing desire to provide one global advocacy voice across EMEA and the US. 

We will be providing more details on this expansion over the coming months and consulting directly with our members and wider stakeholders in both regions. In addition, ISLA US is planning a 2024 conference to be held in Florida in October for the securities finance industry, more information to follow.

“In line with the needs of our members, much of our work is increasingly global in nature. By opening an affiliate in the United States, we will be able to significantly enhance our capabilities across the Americas and deliver better outcomes for our wider membership.” Andrew Dyson, CEO, ISLA.

“We are working closely with ISLA leadership to provide support for a strong attendee conference experience and build on the solid foundation RMA has created to deliver value to securities lending executives over many years.” Debbie Bianucci, President and CEO, RMA.

At this juncture, ISLA would like to express thanks in advance to the Risk Management Association, for their support of ISLA’s initiative to serve its members as a single trade association across EMEA and the US. We look forward to continued collaboration with members across both regions going forward.

A formal press release with further details will be published in due course. In the meantime, if you have any immediate questions, please contact

For and on behalf of the ISLA Board of Directors,

Ina Budh-Raja

Chair of the ISLA Board

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