Lending Opportunities Grow for Chinese Tech Giants as Hong Kong Announces Dual-Class Shares

Last week Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd announced rule changes to allow technology firms that have shares with different voting rights to go public in Hong Kong, continuing the trend for lending opportunity growth in Hong Kong and the broader APAC region.

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Embracing the Future: A Recap of the PASLA Securities Lending Conference

 

BBH was well represented at the 15th Annual Pan Asia Securities Lending Association (PASLA) conference, held in Hong Kong the week of March 5.  Tom Poppey, BBH’s Global Head of Securities Lending Product Development and Client & Program Management served as co-chair of the conference.  The theme of the event was “Embracing the Future”  offering attendees unique perspectives on what to expect from both regulatory and economic influences on the securities lending market.  Continue reading “Embracing the Future: A Recap of the PASLA Securities Lending Conference”

Hedge Funds, Volatility, and the Securities Lending Market

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The trading desk has received a number of queries over recent weeks asking if we have seen a material uptick in lending activity as a result of the increased volatility in the equity markets. The short answer – it’s too early to say. In this post, Robert Lees, Global Head of Securities Lending Trading, offers his perspective on the dynamics at play. Continue reading “Hedge Funds, Volatility, and the Securities Lending Market”

Spotlight on Securities Lending in Asia

Zubair Nizami, head of Asian securities lending trading at BBH, gives his views on regulatory challenges and potential opportunities in Asia ahead of the PASLA/RMA Conference in Hong Kong.

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Embracing the Future

BBH is pleased to announce that Tom Poppey, Global Head of Securities Lending Product Development and Client & Program Management at BBH, will serve as co-chair of the 2018 PASLA/RMA conference which kicks-off next week in Hong Kong.  Tom recently spoke with Securities Lending Times to share his views on the major trends influencing the Asian securities lending landscape and what to expect at this year’s conference.  Continue reading “Embracing the Future”

South China Morning Post: Rate Rise to Prompt Capital Outflows from China and Hong Kong, say Experts

In an article originally published by the South China Morning Post, Marc Chandler, Global Head of Currency Strategy at BBH, talks about the impact the US interest rate rise might have in Asia.

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Business Insider: What the Investment Chief of America’s Oldest Private Bank has to say about the Future of US Markets

In an interview originally published by Business Insider, Scott Clemons, BBH’s Chief Investment strategist, talks about markets, monetary policy and the changing nature of asset allocation.

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Low-Cost of ETFs Drawing More Than Retail Investors

The crush of retail investors choosing ETFs for their low cost is well known by this point. But BBH analysis has found that the draw extends to institutional investing, as asset managers shift their attentions given the low cost and the high liquidity ETFs provide.

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DOL Fiduciary Rule, Robo-Advisors May Fuel ETF Growth

Desire for low-cost options has been pushing investors towards ETFs for some time, but further analysis of the market points to continued growth thanks to the new DOL fiduciary rule. 

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