How to Boost Europe’s Capital Markets by Empowering Securities Lending & Borrowing

ISLA is pleased to announce the publication of the Association’s 2024-2029 manifesto; How to Boost Europe’s Capital Markets by Empowering Securities Lending & Borrowing.

There is widespread political and industry consensus that stronger, deeper and more integrated European capital markets are needed to address the many diverse and significant funding challenges that Europe faces.

ISLA is delighted to share its views and recommendations on how its members and the market it represents, can support EU policymakers and regulators in achieving this objective. As an organisation, representing the majority of securities lending and borrowing activity in Europe, and with over 40% of its membership based in Europe Union we are committed to ensuring our sector contributes to a successful and vibrant European economy.

The recommendations outlined in the paper cut across the entire value chain of financial services ranging from how more UCITS and EU pension funds can benefit from securities lending, and how banks and brokers can better access lenders, as well as how to drive digitisation and make EU markets more efficient and resilient. Ultimately, this paper highlights the role that securities lending and borrowing plays in the market as well as our members’ activities.

This paper will support the Association’s advocacy work in Europe over the coming years and ISLA would welcome any feedback or comments regarding its proposals, as we look to open up the debate on these important topics.

You can read the full report by clicking on the button on the right (from your desktop) or below (from your mobile), alternatively, a summarised version with the high level recommendations can be accessed here.

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