Securities lending explained

Lendable value

The lendable value of your portfolio is the proportion which can be lent under your securities lending agreement.

A varied portfolio will contain a broad range of different types of investments. Some of these investments would not be included in your lendable portfolio, simply because they are not defined as securities in a standard lending programme. These would include investments like closed-end funds or commodities. In addition, there are a number of securities which are not lendable. Securities may be non-lendable for a number of reasons including, but not limited to; a lack of liquidity, a lack of demand or the security not being listed. For example, not every type of bond is lendable. Examples of bonds which you would not be able to lend include:

  • Bankers Acceptance
  • Covered Bond
  • Certificate of Deposit
  • Cash Management Bill
  • Commercial Paper
  • Capital Securities
  • Certificate
  • Discount Notes
  • Permanent Interest-Bearing Shares
  • Reference Bills
  • Structured Product
  • Strip Packag

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