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This page provides a directory of service providers to securities lenders and borrowers that have joined ISLA as Associate Members.

4sight Financial Software 4sight Financial Software
4sight Securities Finance is a sophisticated modular solution that empowers financial institutions of all sizes, from the smallest direct lender to the global custodian, broker or intermediary.

It supports borrowing, lending, repo, swaps, and collateral management across the equity and fixed-income markets and provides 24 hour continuous operation, inter desk trading, a ‘global book’, real-time value dated position keeping and a powerful web reporting module, allowing full front to back office processing.


www.4sight.com
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP is a leading commercial law firm based in London. We are a full service firm advising on all aspects of corporate, banking, investment management and securities, real estate, tax, private client and employment law.

Our service ethos is business focused and industry directories and clients often point to our innovative and solution based approach as our distinguishing feature.

We have experts in derivatives and equity finance who are actively involved in advising industry bodies, beneficial owners, agents and brokers on an increasing variety of transactions, documentation and legal and regulatory issues in the UK and abroad.

www.blplaw.com
Clifford Chance Clifford Chance
Clifford Chance is a truly integrated global law firm which operates as one organisation throughout the world. Our aim is always to provide the highest quality professional advice, combining technical expertise with a deep understanding of the commercial environment in which our clients operate.

With 27 offices in 20 countries, we are international in outlook and appreciative of cultural diversity, offering full service advice to clients in key financial and regulatory centres in Europe and the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.

Visit the Clifford Chance website to find out more about us.

www.cliffordchance.com
EquiLend EquiLend
EquiLend is a leading provider of trading services for the securities finance industry. EquiLend facilitates straight-through processing by using a common standards-based protocol and infrastructure, which automates formerly manual trading processes. Used by borrowers and lenders throughout the world, the EquiLend platform allows for greater efficiency and enables firms to scale their business globally.

Using EquiLend's complete end-to-end services, including pre- and post-trade, reduces the risk of potential errors. The platform eliminates the need to maintain costly point-to-point connections while allowing firms to drive down unit costs, allowing firms to expand business, move into different markets, increase trading volumes, all without additional spend. This makes the EquiLend platform a cost-efficient choice for all institutions, regardless of size.
www.equilend.com
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer logo
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a leading international law firm providing business law advice of the highest quality across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US.

With over 2,400 lawyers in 26 key business centres around the world, we provide a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.

Our international financial services and regulatory practice is one of the leading practices for specialist financial services advice, providing a first class advisory service to clients in all sectors of the financial services industry.
www.freshfields.com
Pirum Systems Pirum Systems
Pirum automates the key operations processes in the global securities finance industry. Encompassing both stock loan and repo style transactions in Equities and Fixed Income, services provided include:

- Contract Comparison
- Marks / Exposure Comparison / Automation
- Billing Comparison
- Pending Loans / Returns Comparison
- Income Claims Comparison / Automation
- Custodial Positions Comparison

With Pirum’s sole focus on operations processes, its renowned flexibility, responsiveness and dedication to excellence, the company’s services are widely regarded as being operations users preferred choice.

www.pirum.com
SecFinex SecFinex
SecFinex provides an efficient, impartial and transparent web based platform that enables professionals to arrange securities lending and borrowing transactions.

SecFinex delivers value to participants by improving access to securities and finance via a central marketplace, using state of the art technology that provides participants access to a screen based, price driven, market place with bids and offers posted anonymously on a firm to trade basis.

Participants benefit from price transparency and efficiency in locating and trading as well as streamlining the confirmation and booking process.

www.secfinex.com
Spitalfields Advisors Spitalfields Advisors Limited
Spitalfields Advisors Limited (SAL) offers various standard services such as Performance Review Reporting, Tactical Programme Review, Portfolio Valuations, Restricted Securities Validation Report, Documentation Review, Programme Audit, Peer Analysis & Surveys, Programme Establishment and Risk Management Review.

We also construct bespoke services configured to meet a client’s particular requirements. Although these bespoke assignments typically draw upon components of the aforementioned standard services, we work closely with our clients to deliver the service they require.

SAL also hosts securities lending events, delivering innovative and creative programs to meet the needs of the market. Our goal is to deliver informative events that will have lasting relevance.

www.spitalfieldsadvisors.com
SunGard SunGard
More than 250 financial institutions rely on securities finance solutions from SunGard for their domestic and international securities financing businesses. Primary products include Loanet, Global One and Martini.

A multifaceted service for equity finance, Loanet serves more than 120 broker-dealers, prime brokers, custodian banks, agent lenders and hedge funds in the North American securities lending markets (www.sungard.com/loanet).

A multi-currency system for international securities lending, Global One supports more than 70 brokers, custodian lenders and agency lenders worldwide (www.sungard.com/globalone).

A trading system for repo and equity finance, Martini is used by banks, broker-dealers and hedge funds to manage global trading books in a split-second trading environment (www.sungard.com/martini).

www.sungard.com/ssf
SunGard ASTEC Analytics SunGard ASTEC Analytics
SunGard ASTEC Analytics is a research company specializing in market information services for the global securities lending industry. Established in 1980, ASTEC's benchmarking tools help securities lending professionals effectively measure and manage performance.

ASTEC's clients benefit from these benchmarks by taking advantage of additional efficiencies and improving their profitability. With over 25 years experience as an independent consultant to securities lenders and borrowers, ASTEC has a track record of integrity and client trust.

ASTEC is committed to delivering timely, accurate, and actionable information.
www.astecgroup.com
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02 May '08
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Current Issues more>
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Jun '08
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Jun '08
ISLA consults on revised GMSLA
May '08
ISLA guidance on outstanding loans of former Northern Rock shares
Mar '08
French trade date recommendation
Dec '07
ISLA response to Independent article
Nov '07
ISLA Consultation on Proposed Changes to the GMSLA
Jul '07
ISLA response to FT article
Jun '07
Events more>
Professional Repo and Collateral Management course with Securities Lending Workshop
24-26 March 2009
Euroclear
Brussels
Belgium

ISLA/RMA Conference 2009
23-25 June 2009
Hotel Arts
Barcelona, Spain
International Securities Lending Association - Directory of Associate Members