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Securities Finance

Manage securities lending programs, optimize trading performance and enhance investment decision making with global securities lending data

Gain market sentiment insights and trading transparency from a macro to an individual stock level, with a dataset covering more than $16 trillion of global securities from 20,000 institutional funds, ten years of history and over three million intraday transactions. Our data is sourced directly from leading industry practitioners, including prime brokers, custodians, asset managers and hedge funds.

We provide enhanced visibility and insight into the market for collateral cash investments, demand, pricing and usage, and we deliver tri-party Repo data and analytics. Collateral and funding managers of prime dealers, banks, money market funds, securities lenders, hedge funds, insurance companies and corporations benefit from this comprehensive combination of repo and securities lending data and analytics.

Key benefits:

  • Benchmarking - Perform in-depth and time series analysis of key metrics for comparing and evaluating securities lending performance against the market and peers from a macro to individual security level
  • Trading transparency - Gain insight into market sentiment to optimize entry and exit points and support opportunity screening, price discovery and assessment of market share
  • Collateral management - Fuel collateral optimization engines with comprehensive stock loan and repo data feeds
  • Integrated workflow - Enable flexible integration into workflows with intraday data delivery through a variety of channels
  • News and research - Stay on top of the latest marketing movements with independent daily research and commentary from industry experts, made available through multimedia channels and embedded within workflow solutions
  • Risk exposure - Screen and monitor recalls, concentration risk and potential short squeezes
  • Consultancy - Independent research and bespoke solutions for institutions active, or considering becoming active in the securities finance market, including repo, securities lending and prime brokerage activities

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Securities Finance Corporate Bond Aggregate Data Feed

Research and Consulting Services


Academic Papers
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Paper TopicDatedAuthor/sInstitutionWorking papers
The relationship between naked short sales information and covered short sales26-Apr-17Harrison Liu
Sean T. McGuire
Edward P. Swanson
  • University of Texas at San Antonio - Department of Accounting
  • Texas A&M University - Department of Accounting
  • Texas A&M University - Mays Business School; Mays Business School, Texas A&M University
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The affect of short sales, before initial public offerings, on share price performance12-Sep-16Linquan Chen
Alok Kumar
Chendi Zhang
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Miami - School of Business Administration
  • University of Warwick - Finance Group
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The relationship between securities lending fees and stock returns4-May-16Itamar Drechsler
Qingyi (Freda) Song Drechsler
  • New York University (NYU) - Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Research Data Services
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The relationship between insider selling, short seller activities and stock returns15-Mar-17Harold Contreras
Jana P. Fidrmuc
Roman Kozhan
  • Faculty of Economics and Business - University of Chile
  • Warwick Business School - Finance Group
  • University of Warwick, Warwick Business School
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The relationship between equity options data, lending fee risk premium, future stock lending fees and stock returns30-Aug-16Dmitriy Muravyev
Neil D. Pearson
Joshua M. Pollet
  • Carroll School of Management, Boston College
  • Department of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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The affect of mandatory short-sale disclosures on investment activity and stock returns8-Jul-16Stephan Jank
Christoph Roling
Esad Smajlbegovic
  • Deutsche Bundesbank; Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Centre for Financial Research (CFR), Cologne
  • Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Deutsche Bundesbank; University of Mannheim + Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
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Exploration into the performance of large short-sale positions15-Aug-17Stephan Jank
Esad Smajlbegovic
  • Deutsche Bundesbank; University of Cologne - Centre for Financial Research (CFR)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
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Paper TopicDatedAuthor/sInstitutionPublished papers
The affect of short selling, for hedging and speculative positioning, on options trading14-Oct-15Tse-Chun Lin
Xiaolong Lu
Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong KongView now
The affect of media coverage, its accuracy and use of language, on asset prices12-Dec-14Kenneth R. Ahern
Denis Sosyura
  • University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
  • Arizona State University
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The affect of short-sale supply on equity returns1-Aug-15Messod Daniel Beneish
Charles M.C. Lee
D. Craig Nichols
  • Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • Stanford University, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management
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Explores the impact of European Union country requirements for disclosure of large short positions6-Aug-16Charles M. Jones
Adam V. Reed
William Waller
  • Columbia Business School
  • Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina
  • Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
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Examination of common arguments used in support of the banning of short selling activities2012 (only year shown)Michael D. McKenzieUniversity of Sydney Business School, University of SydneyView now
Explores UK short sale activity and future stock performance11-Jan-13Panagiotis Andrikopoulos,
James Clunie
Antonios Siganos
  • De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
  • Investment Director – Equities, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Edinburgh, UK
  • University of Glasgow, UK
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The relationship between the profitability of quantitative investment strategies and the ability to engage in short sale activities13-Jan-11Panagiotis Andrikopoulos,
James Clunie
Antonios Siganos
  • De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
  • Investment Director – Equities, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, Edinburgh, UK
  • University of Glasgow, UK
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The relationship between earnings announcements, short selling activities and investment profitability11-Jan-10Henk Berkman
Michael D. McKenzie
  • University of Auckland - Business School
  • The University of Sydney - Discipline of Finance; University of Cambridge - Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF); Financial Research Network (FIRN)
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Toolkit Installation

  • Download the latest version of the IHS Markit Securities Finance Toolkit for Microsoft Excel

    For x32 Excel (on x32 or x64 Windows):
    For x64 Excel (on x64 Windows only):

    Latest release: v9.9.0 December 2018

    System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 or later (32 bit or 64 bit), Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (32 bit) or later (32 and 64 bit), Microsoft Dot Net Framework 4.6.1 or later.

    Administrator access is required to install the Toolkit. Excel should be closed and the current version, if any, must be uninstalled prior to installing the new version.

    To access data through the toolkit, you will need your username and password as provided by msf-support

  • Check your installation. Click to open the IHS Markit Toolkit Checks spreadsheet. All values in column C will be populated following successful installation
  • Download the technical documentation

MSFA Standard Terms and Conditions

Thought Leadership

  • Securities Finance Quarterly Review (Q1 2018). View now
  • Securities Finance Quarterly Review (Q1 2017). View now
  • Securities Finance Quarterly Review (Q2 2017). View now
  • Securities Finance Quarterly Review (Q3 2017). View now
  • Securities Finance Quarterly Review (Q4 2017). View now
  • IHS Markit Securities Finance Commentary



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


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IHS Markit Event 20 March 2019

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