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Securities Finance
A holistic approach to optimizing your portfolio and enhancing alpha generation.

Securities Lending & Borrowing

Securities Lending & Borrowing

Enhance returns through agency lending and efficiently cover your borrowing needs  

Financing & Liquidity

Financing & Liquidity

Access funding and optimize your liquidity program through bilateral and centrally cleared repo solutions 

Collateral Solutions

Collateral Solutions

Outsource your collateral management needs and optimize margin obligations through collateral transformation 


Capabilities That Drive Scalable End-to-End Solutions

Optimizing the value of your financial resource is critical in generating enhanced alpha and driving out costs from your portfolio. Deploying a holistic and total portfolio strategy across the competing needs of this resource is foundational in securing optimal outcomes. 

Northern Trust’s Securities Finance offering provides a suite of integrated capabilities across Securities Lending & Borrowing, Financing & Liquidity and Collateral Solutions that allow you to drive greater portfolio optimization. 

Securities Lending & Borrowing

Generate incremental return from your long assets through our global agency lending platform; our technology allows you to tailor parameters giving you control of your risk reward profile.

Securities Borrowing

Borrow from your own portfolio, peers, our Agency Securities Lending program or from the wider securities lending market.

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Source and invest US Dollar cash and US government securities from Northern Trust as your sponsor to the Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC).

Support your liquidity needs through a suite of government liquidity funds, global cash funds and strategic money market funds.


Utilize our operations outsourcing service to help you determine counterparty exposure, issue collateral calls, select assets for margin demands and support your derivatives, repo, and other collateral product needs.

Employ our Collateral Optimization service as an extension of our collateral management program. We will help you determine the most efficient use of your assets to be pledged as collateral.

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In December 2023, the SEC adopted a new rule to mandate central clearing for certain US Treasury transactions. This new rule, which applies to most counterparties, includes certain secondary and repo trades.

Learn about industry trends with a view from both the beneficial owners of the lendable securities and the borrowers who are seeking opportunities. From revenue generation to the risk environment and regulatory change, this guide provides a comprehensive



Dane Fannin

Meet our Global Head of Global Foreign Exchange and Securities Finance

Dane Fannin is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Global Foreign Exchange (GFX) and Securities Finance at Northern Trust based in Chicago.


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