Strategic Securities Lending (SSL)

Our customised Strategic Securities Lending service gives customers complete control over their lending and borrowing activities.

This service offers specific strategic securities lending by supporting borrowers’ medium- to long-term trading strategies such as collateral upgrade trades. SSL complements the ASL fails lending service. It provides opportunities for ASL lenders to earn additional income on their portfolios by allowing them to negotiate securities lending rates, in addition to the existing ASL fixed rates. Lenders benefit from waived custody fees on lent positions.

Clearstream acts as the agent and performs all the administrative and settlement functions on behalf of both parties. These include counterparty sourcing, margining and collateralisation as well as comprehensive and transparent reporting.