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Securities Finance – Consulting Services

Independent, data-driven performance benchmarking, risk, collateral and program evaluation for securities finance market participants

Securities Finance Consulting Services helps institutions in the securities finance market manage securities lending programs, optimize trading performance and enhance decision making with bespoke solutions tailored to customer requirements.

Our 15+ years of historical securities finance data and subject matter expertise is the foundation of our offering, which includes:

  • Performance benchmarking – Benchmark portfolios and lending programs, including securities lending rates and volumes, against peers and the market to identify missed and new revenue opportunities
  • Program evaluation – In-depth reviews providing detailed analysis of trading strategies, operational processes and overall lending business, including indemnities, exclusives, fee splits, compliance and comparison against industry practices
  • Risk analysis – VaR and stress test analysis of lending program and collateral across variables including counterparties, asset classes and instruments
  • Collateral management – Assess collateral exposure to asset classes, credit ratings, counterparts, maturity buckets as well as top securities and transaction review
  • Spotlight surveys and industry reviews – Independent observations on peer and industry best practices for comparison and to support recommendations for actions
  • Thought leadership research – Quarterly research notes on current market trends using a quantitative approach

Customers

  • Investment banks
  • Custodians
  • Hedge funds
  • Asset managers
  • Insurance companies
  • Regulators

Experts

Pierre Khemdoudi

His responsibilities include securities finance data and regulatory reporting, ETF and index aggregation (DeltaOne), and dividend forecasting. He has a proven track record in securities finance and DeltaOne internationally, delivering customizable, timely and accurate solutions for the investment management community. Mr Khemdoudi spent ten years at BNP Paribas Arbitrage in a number of senior positions across Paris, New York, Tokyo and London prior to joining IHS Markit (previously Markit) in February 2013. These included, head of London securities finance trading and head of Tokyo securities lending. He began his career working in aerospace engineering.

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Edward Marhefka

With a proven track record in the securities finance business, he joined the company in April 2013. Previously, he was the head of sales for securities lending, repo and secured funding at Morgan Stanley. Earlier in his career, he worked at Lehman Brothers in the equity finance business and held various positions in custody, clearing and cash management at Bank of America, Bankers Trust and Chemical Bank. Mr. Marhefka received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from The College of New Jersey and earned his MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, US.

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