Posted 19 February 2011 - 1:13pm by Roy Zimmerhansl
As a follow on from my last post I have received a number of comments from people directly and in various fora that I am part of. So while I was planning on doing a post on the issue in the future, I feel compelled to respond now in brief.
Posted 18 February 2011 - 6:36am by Roy Zimmerhansl
The question of cash versus non-cash collateral has been the subject of much debate since the summer of 2007 when the first wave of what became the credit and liquidity crunch first hit the markets. It is therefore an important issue for the IMN conference.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 8:00am by Roy Zimmerhansl
It looks like this year's event is throwing up a lot of interesting discussions. Either that, or the coverage this year is better and more timely. I am going to use the reporting as the springboard to make my own comments as I wasn't able to be at the event this year.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 2:59pm by Roy Zimmerhansl
The signs of recovering demand for securities borrowing are still shaky. According to a Thomson Reuters story last week, "Cross-border merger activity rose to $96.6 billion for year-to-date 2011, up 59% from this time last year and the strongest start for cross-border M&A since 2008."
Posted 8 February 2011 - 12:53pm by Craig McGlashan
The ongoing failure to clearly define covered and uncovered (or naked) short selling continues apace.
Posted 4 February 2011 - 8:07am by Roy Zimmerhansl
I am taking a few days off at the moment and enjoying the scenery. As I was sitting in the hot tub at midnight, listening to the waves crashing on the rocks below, staring up at a black sky punctuated by a multitude of twinkling stars, my thoughts naturally turned to securities finance technology budgets for 2011. Obviously.
We are already more than 1/12 through the year so I assume everyone's plans are being enacted. I am curious as to the priorities for your firm this year.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:34am by Craig McGlashan
Posted 13 January 2011 - 7:57am by Roy Zimmerhansl
The year has been ablaze with demand for securities lending training. I started last week with one agent lender doing a customised in-house session, followed by the FinTuition course yesterday and today and the ISLA/FinTution course on the 25th January.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 2:21pm by Roy Zimmerhansl
Ok, so I couldn't resist one last message.
Posted 24 December 2010 - 1:23pm by Roy Zimmerhansl
It's about noon GMT on Christmas Eve. Based on the calls I've made this morning, and the emails I've sent out I may be the last person still at his desk in London. I'm calling it a day in a few minutes and will spend the afternoon eating some of the baked goodies my wife and kids have been making over the past couple of days.