BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, and CIBC Mellon, its long-established Canadian joint venture with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, have announced the integration of their respective securities lending desks effective today. The integration establishes BNY Mellon's Securities Finance business as one of the largest providers of securities lending services in the world, with trading offices in New York, Pittsburgh Toronto, London and Hong Kong.
James Slater, Global Head of Securities Finance at BNY Mellon, said: "As an enhancement to BNY Mellon's global leadership position within the securities finance industry, this integration builds on our respective strengths, broadens our capabilities in the markets we serve and provides our clients with an ever-increasing level of trading expertise and even deeper coverage."
Rob Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets, CIBC Mellon, said, "The alignment of our trading desk teams represents the culmination of years of working together as partners in the CIBC Mellon joint venture. This integration enhances client service across both organizations, with the significant resources and scale of two globally recognized securities lending programs. The BNY Mellon and CIBC Mellon project teams have worked closely to ensure a seamless integration for our respective clients."
Part of BNY Mellon's Global Collateral Services division, the Securities Finance business encompasses more than USD$2.5 trillion in lendable assets and outstanding loan balances of approximately USD$250 billion. CIBC Mellon's program represents more than 120 clients with approximately CAD$500 billion in lendable assets and CAD$60 billion on loan, making it the largest such securities lending program in Canada.
Benefits to clients of the merged group include:
With this milestone, BNY Mellon continues to enhance how it supports the fast-evolving and ever more complex needs of institutional investors globally across the transaction lifecycle through its Investment Services division. Investment Services brings together a broad range of activities – global custody and related services; broker-dealer services; collateral and securities financing solutions; alternative investment services; corporate trust; depositary receipt; clearing; and global payment/working capital solutions – to help our clients in transforming their business models and to provide them with a broader range of multi-faceted solutions delivered in a more seamless fashion.
CIBC Mellon provides asset servicing solutions, including custody, multicurrency accounting, fund administration, unitholder recordkeeping, pension services and securities lending services, for institutions and corporations. It has more than 1,000 people dedicated to delivering excellent client service to Canadian banks, pension funds, investment funds, corporations, governments, insurance companies, foreign insurance trusts, foundations and global financial institutions whose clients invest in Canada. As at September 30, 2013, CIBC Mellon held more than CAD$1.2 trillion of assets under administration on behalf of its clients. CIBC Mellon is headquartered in Toronto, with offices across Canada in Vancouver, Calgary, London, Montreal and Halifax.