Markit has announced the launch of a new platform geared towards data provision for securities lending.
Aimed at both lenders and borrowers, the online platform integrates complementary datasets from Markit, as well as data on intraday and pending trades. The platform's functionality includes book management, portfolio monitoring, charting and other analytics packages.
"We have invested in our online platform following extensive feedback from our lender and borrower customers," says David Carruthers, managing director and co-head of securities finance at Markit. "This new delivery channel is intuitive and can be easily scaled to meet the rapidly evolving requirements of the converging worlds of stock loan, repo and collateral management. This is part of a broader programme to address the growing collateral management requirements while continually enhancing our products as the securities lending market evolves."
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