Frequently Asked Questions

What are the associated risks?

Securities lending, like all market activities, creates a risk/reward trade-off for the lender, borrower and agent lender. The primary risks are:

Borrower/counterparty default: Capital strength and effective collateral management are essential to managing potential default risk. Sharegain only lends to top tier banks, supported by the over-collateralisation of loans (marked-to-market daily at an average 105%), meaning much of the risk is mitigated by the contractual obligations each loan is governed by.

Operational: We manage this through a robust operating framework, integration with global leaders in the post-trade space and a comprehensive understanding of transactional flows and lifecycle management.

Cash collateral reinvestment: Sharegain operates a non-cash collateral lending solution exclusively – ensuring this commonly referenced risk is absent altogether.

With securities lending, as with other investment activities, your capital may be at risk.

Sharegain Ltd. is registered in England and Wales (no. 09600298) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (no. 730395).
*This website is directed exclusively at and intended to be used only by professional investors and retail investors with direct holdings in stocks, bonds and ETFs in excess of £500,000. Our website is not directed at any person or institution where (by reason of nationality, residence or otherwise) the availability of our website or securities lending in general is prohibited. The material on this website is for general information and should not be considered as investment advice or solicitation to be involved in securities lending or to use one of Sharegain’s services. Securities lending involves risks and we have not and will not assess whether our service is appropriate for you. If you decide to lend your securities, your capital may be at risk. Please consult professional advisors if you are in any doubt as to whether the service would be beneficial for you or whether you require any consent or need to observe any formalities, before deciding to engage in securities lending.
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