Securities lending involves a transfer of securities to a third party (the borrower), who provides the lender with collateral in the form of shares, cash or other eligible assets. The borrower pays the lender a fee for the loan and is contractually obliged to return the securities on demand, or at the end of the loan period.
Holders of securities can benefit from securities lending in the form of better performance. This performance is generated through additional income by way of fees charged for lending securities.
Armira’s multi-asset specialists can assist clients by utilising our extensive global relationships to raise financing and facilitate borrowing on an agency basis supported by credit analysis of the underlying assets or portfolio. We have arrangements in place to access securities borrowing and lending markets through our global prime service providers. We have experience in raising financing against both physical and synthetic assets and our strength is in the “hard to access” or illiquid securities and markets.