Agency Securities Lending

Agency Securities Lending

As you look to construct a securities lending program that aligns with your goals and objectives, benefit from BNY Mellon’s vast experience and comprehensive suite of services.

We customize a lending profile for you, including a tailored strategy based on your requirements, stated objectives and risk tolerance.


  • Cash Collateral Investment

    Cash collateral investment is based upon specific client guidelines that may include approved investments, credit quality, concentration and duration factors.

    Investment Strategy and Options

    Choose from a range of flexible cash collateral management options to support your investment guidelines. Our options include:

    • Separately managed accounts
    • Externally managed funds
    • Client managed cash

    Client Managed Cash

    You can manage your own cash collateral (subject to credit approval by BNY Mellon) to support your business priorities. This allows for an alternative source of liquidity for your daily cash needs.

  • Depth of Resources

    • Comprehensive risk management and credit research
    • Intrinsic lending driven
    • Ability to lend securities from a wide variety of local markets for increased utilization
    • Choice of more than 100 borrowers that meet BNY Mellon’s credit approval standards
    • Internally managed
    • Dedicated personnel
  • Innovative Technology

    Leveraging our technology we can build:

    • Customized parameters (e.g., by security manager asset class, etc.)
    • Tailored program structures
    • High levels of automation

    Trading Platform

    BNY Mellon’s customizable front-end trading application is utilized globally to provide more effective information gathering. By aggregating data from multiple sources into a single application, traders can more quickly recognize changes to relative loan rates which may lead to additional opportunities.

    Customized Auction Tool: i-BIDSM

    This Internet-based securities auction tool allows traders to structure multi-dimensional auctions, ranging from full or partial portfolio exclusives down to single market or multi-market baskets. The flexibility of the platform allows for multiple collateral types and currencies helping to ensure that we are able to understand demand and the effects of collateral on pricing.

  • Third Party Securities Lending

    BNY Mellon also offers non-custodial third party lending options with a full range of services if you wish to maintain a custody relationship with another institution, yet are looking to enhance your lending performance.

Business Insights

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Our Single Counterparty Credit Limits (SCCL) guide has what you need to know about the proposed rules capping aggregate net credit exposure which may impact the securities lending market.

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Great Challenges, Greater Opportunities

Regulatory change remains a driving force behind many of the new opportunities and challenges facing the securities finance industry. James Slater, global head of securities finance, BNY Mellon Markets, discusses this new paradigm.

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation

SFTR requirements introduce significant changes and present challenges for the securities finance industry.  

What We Do

Securities Lending Survey

BNY Mellon ranked #1 in several key categories and received its best rankings to date in the 2016 International Securities Lending Survey from Global Investor/ISF.

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Beneficial owners and agent lenders are both focused on intrinsic value lending.

Our Thinking


At a recent webinar, our experts discussed how money market fund reform, expanding central bank balance sheets and increased regulatory requirements are shaping the fixed income and repo markets and securities financing strategies.

Sovereign Institutions Enhancing Global Liquidity

Twenty-five sovereign institutions surveyed. Challenges and opportunities abound.

Securities Finance Regulatory Update

At our annual Securities Finance Regulatory Update, we discussed the current regulatory climate and the impact of regulation on securities finance. 

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Panelists at a BNY Mellon roundtable in January of 2016 took a closer look at recent market trends in the areas of equity finance and equity securities lending, discussing the trends and drivers around recent market volatility and the resulting impact on the equity finance markets across the globe.

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William P. Kelly
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William P. Kelly
Head of Securities Finance Business Development
+1 212 815 3908
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