ISLA CEO Reflections on the recent ISLA AGM and Securities Finance Forum

In the latest edition of his "Reflections of the CEO" blog, International Securities Lending Association CEO Andrew Dyson shares his thoughts from the recent ISLA AGM and Securities Finance Forum. ISLA CEO "Reflections of the CEO" blog

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G7 Report on Central Bank Digital Currencies

The G7 has today published a set of Public Policy Principles for Retail Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) alongside a G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Statement on CBDCs and digital payments. In the accompanying press release, HM Treasury comment: "CBDCs could be a digital form of central bank money that could be used

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Global PSSL publishes Autumn 2021 Newsletter

Its relationship and alignment with ESG and sustainability principles is one of the most important conversations taking place in the securities lending industry currently - and the Global Principles for Sustainable Securities Lending (Global PSSL) are at the forefront of the discussion. Below is a link to their Autumn newsletter providing

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FX Trading Activity on CLS – August 2021

CLS’s Global Head of Product, Keith Tippell, commented: “In August 2021, we saw average daily traded volumes of USD1.67 trillion, an increase of 1% compared to August 2020. Changes varied by instrument; FX forward and FX swap volumes were up 2% and 4%,respectively, while FX spot volumes were down

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State Street Associates paper – Climate Change Vulnerability and Currency Returns

In their latest paper, State Street Associates explore how investors could use liquid FX instruments and information in climate vulnerability to manage physical risk and earn absolute and risk-adjusted returns. To access the full report and summary please use the following

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Deloitte Publication – Securities Lending and Responsible Investment

With the heightened focus on ESG, stewardship and sustainability in the last three years the discussion surrounding the compatibility of securities lending with responsible investment principles is an important one taking place. As Deloitte note in their opening paragraph: "It is commonly accepted in the financial academic literature that

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