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 Financing Transactions Regulation

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

Securities Financing Transactions Regulation

What We Do

Securities Finance: An Opportunity Transformed


Our Thinking

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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Key Securities Lending Trends for 2016

What trends can beneficial owners expect to see in the securities lending markets over the next 12 months?

Collateral Rising

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

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1Current ratings for The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and its principal subsidiaries are posted at

2Markit Securities Finance for the period from 1/1/2016 through 3/31/2016 measured against other custodian agent lenders.

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