Wilby Securities specializes in providing securities lending services tailored for asset managers, with approximately 90% of our clients belonging to this industry segment. Asset managers partnering with WS can expect a specialized program designed to meet their unique needs.
Supported by a "custodian-neutral" platform, all WS securities lending clients receive the same level of operational excellence, flexibility, and service, irrespective of their custodian. Our business is significantly driven by "third party" lending, and we maintain automated connections with most global custodians.
Emphasis on Risk Management
Securities lending for asset managers differs from the type of lending preferred by Pensions, Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Insurers. The key distinction lies in the management of risk. WS excels at structuring securities lending programs that optimize our clients' returns within specified risk tolerances.
The Securities Lending Trading Approach
With the advantage of not maintaining a large volume lending program, WS is uniquely positioned to execute value-driven strategies for our clients. By collaborating with WS, asset managers can rest assured that they will join other like-minded lenders in a program that holds a distinctive structural advantage when negotiating fees for their most valuable loans.
Our trading strategy focuses on maximizing returns through a select number of trades that offer significant profitability, facilitated by a global trading team in London, Boston, and Hong Kong with a profound understanding of the factors driving borrower demand. We leverage technology to automate low-value trading activity, complementing these high-margin opportunities.
Innovative Digital Tools Tailored to Unique Needs
For pre-trade activities, WS offers Securities Lending DealBoard, which empowers our clients to view revenue opportunities, borrowing demand, and share price trends all in one place. Our clients can identify and act on every opportunity across their funds. Post-trade, we have introduced a new digital experience that provides the next generation of transparency, allowing our clients to monitor their lending program in real time, overseeing revenue and the related markets.
Securities Lending Execution Policy