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Agency Securities Lending
Securities Lending can play a key role in your investment portfolio and risk management strategy. Northern Trust can help you extract the highest amount of intrinsic value from lending securities given your risk parameters.



Optimize the Value of Your Portfolio

Achieve Incremental Returns

Take advantage of dynamic borrower demand for the intrinsic value of your portfolio holdings. Revenue generated from lending fees and earnings on the reinvestment of cash collateral adds alpha to your portfolio.

Actively Manage Risk Through All Market Environments

Calibrate the degree of risk to achieve your specific objectives leveraging our robust risk management framework and expertise.   

Tailored Lending Solutions

Customize parameters to align your lending program with your risk preferences. 

Northern Trust's Program

We have a 40+ year track record of providing superior Securities Lending services and are fully committed to Securities Lending as one of our core businesses, allowing us to continuously invest in our business and clients.

Our Agency Securities Lending program operates as one global team, with an average of 15+ years of trading experience and 20+ years of management experience across a team of Securities Lending experts.

Our trading desks are located in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Sydney and Toronto, providing 24-hour global coverage and local expertise.



Technology-Powered Solutions

Achieve Returns

A key component to driving greater returns is our global integrated platform, which enables us to optimally connect our clients’ supply to borrower demand with a high level of automation.

We consistently seek new opportunities and operate a variety of lending programs for the benefit of our clients, including open trades, term trades, directed lending, auctions/exclusives and high intrinsic lending.


Manage Risk and Regulations

Risk management is a key aspect of our program. Our business line, dedicated risk management group and independent senior oversight committees take a qualitative and quantitative approach to assess, measure and monitor risk.

To offer robust solutions for our clients’ regulatory obligations, our team maintains consistent and broad engagements with regulators and industry associations.


Tailored Lending Solutions

Our dedicated Agency Securities Lending team provides a consultative approach, delivering solutions to fit each client’s risk tolerance and legal structure requirements.



Non-Cash Collateral

Collateral options range from government or corporate debt or equities; title transfer or pledge

Cash Collateral

Flexible cash investment guidelines in both pooled and separately managed accounts


Select from 75+ parent borrowers approved by Northern Trust’s counterparty risk group 

Program Parameters

Set lending parameters to focus on high intrinsic trading, select participating accounts, markets or specific securities  

Bespoke Solutions

Support for clients with third party custodians as well as those who wish to optimize their inventory by supplementing agency lending with directed lending, peer to peer and borrowing  

More Insights

Mark Jones
Head of Securities Finance, EMEA

Mark Jones joined the Securities Finance Times panel to discuss key trends in the European securities lending market including markets performance and opportunities for growth.

George Trapp
Head of Business Management, Securities Finance NA

George Trapp joined other Canada-based securities lending specialists to speak about market outlook, technology, sustainable lending and what will drive their development expenditure moving into 2023.


Grace Hayman

Meet Our Head of Client Management

Grace Hayman is a Vice President and the Head of Client Management, EMEA in Securities Finance at Northern Trust based in London.

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