IHS Markit Brings Innovative New Features to Securities Finance Platform

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information,
analytics and solutions, today announced the addition of new
functionality to its Securities
Finance
platform, a leading source of data and intelligence on
global securities financing transactions. The enhancements deliver
public disclosure coverage for the Japanese market, a global data feed
on corporate bond lending activity, an updated model for forecasting
short interest in the US and multi-asset performance measurement tools.

“Across the securities financing ecosystem, the pace of innovation is
accelerating and in step with market developments, we are providing our
customers with enhanced data and analytics to help them manage their
businesses with greater efficiency,” said Paul Wilson, managing director
and global head of Securities Finance at IHS Markit. “We are focused on
introducing new services for beneficial owners, providing greater
visibility into collateral, high quality liquid asset (HQLA)
classification, best execution and other regulatory requirements.”

The new functionality in the IHS Markit Securities Finance platform
includes:

  • Coverage for Japan – Daily reporting on publicly disclosed
    short interest for 2,000 Japanese securities, which complements
    existing APAC coverage in Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan
    and increases coverage to 23 markets globally.
  • Global Corporate Bond Data Feed – Unique assessments of the
    securities lending supply and demand across the capital structure of a
    company, which helps to identify companies at risk of default and
    monitor short selling activity beyond traditional equity metrics.
  • Updated US Forecasting Model – Produces proprietary,
    weighted-average forecasts for US assets, with additional inputs on
    correlations to daily securities lending balances, dividends and trade
    volumes.
  • Securities Finance Performance Measurement – A peer comparison
    tool for securities lenders to precisely analyze their performance
    against best matched peer groups based on lending characteristics. For
    borrowers, it is an intuitive engine for comparing borrow rates among
    borrowers and performing peer group analyses on market size, trading
    levels and market share.

IHS Markit Securities Finance tracks more than $20 trillion of global
securities in lending programs from 20,000-plus institutional funds. The
platform includes 12 years of historical data on more than 3 million
intraday transactions. Data is sourced directly from leading industry
practitioners, such as prime brokers, custodians, asset managers and
hedge funds.

About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information,
analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive
economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information,
analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and
government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep
insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has
more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent
of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial
institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to
sustainable, profitable growth.

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