Turbulence and Fear Shift Stock Lending Fundamentals

October 2008
Securities Industry News;10/20/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 36, p1
Trade Publication
The article discusses the impact of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy filing on Septembert 15, 2008 and the U.S. regulators' ban on short selling on the securities lending market. These problems affected the market by reducing borrowed shares, lifting collateral requirements in Europe and raising the prospect of an increase in the U.S. It is noted that the bankrupcty marked the beginning of massive volatility in an already unstable market. Also discussed is the impact of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy on its hedge fund clients in London, England.


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