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Sam Pierson

Director, Securities Finance, IHS Markit

Sam Pierson is a director of Securities Finance at IHS Markit.

Sam Pierson has more than ten years of financial services experience, primarily focusing on the Securities Finance industry. Through that lens he has analyzed global trends for lending equities, credit, sovereign debt and ETFs. His analysis is published in the IHS Markit Securities Finance quarterly reviews and he has been quoted on the topics of Securities Finance and short selling in the mainstream financial press.

Sam can provide an expert opinion on short selling equities and credit and how those activities will show up in various datasets. A specific example is the comparison of the bi-montly exchange short interest data in the US and the borrowing of equity shares and ETFs. Those datapoints are reported with different lag times and frequencies, Sam can provide guidance on getting the most value out of these datasets while avoiding noise.

Sam's prior career experience includes risk operations at a $4B+ AUM hedge fund and analyst at ETF trading at an RIA startup. Mr. Pierson holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Colorado, United States.

  • Financial Services
  • Financial/Asset Management
  • Securities finance

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