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IHS Markit Brings New Features to Securities Finance Platform

Posted: 1 March 2019  |  Source: IHS Markit

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced the addition of new functionality to its Securities Finance platform, a leading source of data and intelligence on global securities financing transactions. The enhancements deliver public disclosure coverage for the Japanese market, a global data feed on corporate bond lending activity, an updated model for forecasting short interest in the US and multi-asset performance measurement tools.

“Across the securities financing ecosystem, the pace of innovation is accelerating and in step with market developments, we are providing our customers with enhanced data and analytics to help them manage their businesses with greater efficiency,” said Paul Wilson, managing director and global head of Securities Finance at IHS Markit. “We are focused on introducing new services for beneficial owners, providing greater visibility into collateral, high quality liquid asset (HQLA) classification, best execution and other regulatory requirements.”

The new functionality in the IHS Markit Securities Finance platform includes:

IHS Markit Securities Finance tracks more than $20 trillion of global securities in lending programs from 20,000-plus institutional funds. The platform includes 12 years of historical data on more than 3 million intraday transactions. Data is sourced directly from leading industry practitioners, such as prime brokers, custodians, asset managers and hedge funds.