Principal Securities Lending

Finance your short strategies by borrowing securities using cash and securities as collateral.

(Not available in all markets)

Principal Securities Lending


Improved Risk Mitigation

BNY Mellon continues to rank among financial firms with the highest credit ratings globally and remains Moody’s highest-rated financial firm in the U.S. at the bank level.1 The company's Tier 1 ratio is among the highest of all major U.S. banks and contains a large percentage of common equity.

  • Highly rated counterparty helps diversify traditional risk


Access to Lendable Securities

You can leverage BNY Mellon’s securities financing experience. We have been providing securities lending services since 1977 and have the industry’s largest custodian agent lending program.

  • Additional source of lendable assets
  • Access to the world’s largest supply of lendable securities2
  • Diversification of financing counterparties


Manage Borrowing and Financing Costs

You can finance your short strategies by borrowing securities and using cash and securities held at BNY Mellon as collateral.

  • Lending longs
  • Pledging of equity collateral
  • Potential opportunities for self-financing and self-borrow transactions (subject to approval and certain restrictions)


Business Insights

Securities Finance

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.

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Securities Financing Transactions Regulation

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

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation

What We Do

Industry Leadership

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.

Securities Lending Survey

Securities Finance: An Opportunity Transformed


Collateral Rising

Michael McAuley, global head of product strategy, securities finance, BNY Mellon Markets, explains where he’s seeing demand for client assets; if the concept of the collateral upgrade trade is new to beneficial owners; how CCPs are developing to meet beneficial owners’ needs; and other trends that he is seeing.

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Our Thinking

Fixed Income and Repo Market Update

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.

Sovereign Institutions Enhancing Global Liquidity
Securities Finance Regulatory Update

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. 

Securities Finance: Equity Market Update

Equity market trends and securities finance were the topics at a BNY Mellon panel discussion.

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Contact Us

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1 View credit ratings for The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and its principal subsidiaries.

2 Markit Securities Finance for the period from 1/1/2016 through 6/30/2016 measured against other custodian agent lenders.

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