Securities Lending

Securities Lending provides products and services to The Risk Management Association member institutions involved in agent lending functions within the securities-based lending industry. We host several round table peer-sharing events, two major conferences, three industry training programs, and one major forum.

As an industry leader in providing securities lending conferences and round tables, The Risk Management Association is proud to represent the financial services industry and bank regulatory agencies, acting as a liaison for member institutions as they manage new legal and regulatory requirements in this ever-changing economy.

In support of that role, The Risk Management Association has created several councils and committees—including the Securities Lending Council and the Securities Lending Operations Group—to promote sound lending practices among its members and the industry.

RMA's Securities Lending Council issues its Quarterly Aggregate Composite, exclusive to our website; it is the only composite of its kind. Provided by multiple financial institutions, the survey data is presented for primary lending markets worldwide with cash-collateral reinvestment data aggregated to reflect reinvestment return, interest-rate sensitivity, liquidity, credit tiering, and instrument types for both U.S. dollar and euro currency collateral.

The Risk Management Association Securities Lending Operations Group works on initiatives to improve the operations segment in the industry. The group has partnered with SIFMA and ISLA in reviewing various aspects of operations to enhance and promote good, sound operating procedures for both lenders and broker-dealers. Currently, the group is working on several topics including third party best practices, operation surveys, and corporate actions. Joint initiatives with SIFMA are billing payment timeline and reconciliation, contract compare, and recall/buy-ins.

The RMA’s Financial Technology and Automation Committee guides the financial service industry’s engagement with and adoption of new technologies while acting as an advocate for best practices. The Committee is responsible for reviewing, understanding the practical application, implementation framework, and governance of emerging technologies in core financial service areas. This includes but is not limited to Trading, Collateral Management, Funding, Lending, Clearance, and Settlement. The Committee’s goal is to further reduce risk and facilitate efficient financial markets through the understanding, leveraging and implementation of these technologies. 

Global Framework for ESG and Securities Lending

This Framework aims to encourage lenders to take responsibility for the ESG factors in their securities lending programmes. It provides options and key considerations across the main touchpoints between securities finance and ESG and offers suggestions on best practice in each case. It is intended to offer practical guidance for lenders seeking to establish their own approach, but not to be prescriptive.

2021 PASLA Conference Review

The recent PASLA/RMA Update on Asian Securities Lending brought together leaders in the securities lending industry in the APAC region for two great days of panel discussions from industry leaders.

2021 RMA Securities Lending Outlook

At RMA’s Securities Lending 2021 Outlook Conference in January, participants, presenters, and panelists discussed the industry’s challenges and opportunities. Download a summary of the conference sessions - and things to keep an eye on this year.

Focus on the Negatives: Banks' Assessment of the Potential for the U.S. Negative Rates Policy - and Their Preparedness

Financial firms think negative rates in the U.S. are unlikely; nevertheless, they perceive the risk is high enough to warrant advance preparation. Still, preparedness varies widely and substantial work remains to be done. The Risk Management Association is proud to present the highlights of its U.S. Negative Rates Survey of 47 financial firms, conducted in June and July.

What the U.S. Election Means for Country Risk: The Implications of a Biden or Trump Win for the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Turkey, Russia, and Latin America

As we offer this white paper, with the U.S. Presidential election mere days away, the world is anxiously anticipating the result—with good reason. The clear distinction in the policies and world views of the two candidates promises vastly different paths not only for the U.S. but for its many allies and adversaries—paths that will greatly affect the economic risks and outlooks of those countries. What will another Trump term mean for Turkey? How will Biden view Brazil? From Mexico to the Middle East and from the IndoPacific to Iran, this paper is a guide to what is possible and probable under these divergent paths.

The New Normal: Digital Asset Corporate Actions

To effectively illustrate and benchmark the industry’s current position and readiness for engaging emerging technologies, RMA’s Financial Technology & Automation Committee conducted a case study of the events, circumstances, actions, and reactions by market participants with respect to’s recent digital dividend.

Complementary, Not Conflicting: Securities Lending and ESG Investing Coexist (October 2020)

Can securities lending and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles coexist? Our survey of major global asset owners and managers shows that they can, and this reflects a growing recognition that securities lending can be aligned with – and even enable – positive ESG outcomes.

Your First Run-In With Negative Interest Rates? (October 2020)

Considerations for negative interest rates in the U.S. and their potential impact on securities lending when the collateral is cash.

Latin America Securities Finance User Guide 2020

EquiLend and RMA have joined forces with domestic and international market participants active in Latin America to produce the second-annual Latin America Securities Finance User Guide, the most robust document of its kind ever produced for the securities finance market.

Asia Pacific Securities Lending Market User Guide 2020 

The Pan Asia Securities Lending Association (PASLA), the Risk Management Association (RMA), and EquiLend have joined forces with domestic and international market participants to produce the first annual Asia Pacific Securities Lending Market User Guide.

    Stay Protocol

    Learn more about the ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol with background information and resources for beneficial owners, agents, and borrowers.

    Latin America Securities Finance User Guide 2019

    EquiLend and RMA have joined forces with domestic and international market participants active in Latin America to produce the first-annual Latin America Securities Finance User Guide, the most robust document of its kind ever produced for the securities finance market.

    Upcoming RMA Securities Lending Events  

    Visit our Conferences page for more information about our upcoming events.

    Contact Kimberly Collins at for information on Securities Lending events.

    Please note: The dates and locations for future conferences are provided for your information only. Hotel group reservations will not be available at any hotel before RMA's official release date. 

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