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Securities Lending

Expand Your Access

Our securities lending capabilities offer you access to a vast pool of lendable assets—including hard-to-borrow securities—to help you execute your short sale strategies.

As the #1 clearing firm1, Pershing has the largest market share in the U.S. broker-dealer clearing and custody market. 

With the power of BNY Mellon behind us as a leading agent lender, we continually enhance our securities lending availability. We also provide access to some of the largest lenders in the world to complement our  deep and growing inventory. Our deep supply allows us to offer competitive rates and extensive availability for both fixed income and equity securities.

We can help you:

  • Execute your short sale strategies by gaining access to a large pool of diverse, lendable assets
  • Enjoy competitive pricing by leveraging Pershing's substantial inventory
  • Gain transparency and daily market color from our dedicated and experienced traders
  • Secure quick locates and indicative short financing rates with our real-time locate facility

Our Capabilities


An Industry-Leading Tri-Party Solution

We deliver a unique industry-leading tri-party custody account solution to drive greater efficiency. Our platform leverages the operational integration between prime brokerage and custody by automating collateral movements to and from your custody account. Our complete solution provides access to securities lending, execution, custody and all the servicing and financing functions you need to manage hedge funds, ’40 Act funds or eligible pension funds.


A Wealth of Guidance and Expertise

Education is critical to the continued growth of alternative mutual funds. Investors, asset managers, hedge fund managers, beneficial owners and plan sponsors need to know the distinct opportunities and challenges these funds present—including evolving compliance, regulatory, legal and investment matters.



Pershing is the industry’s largest global business solutions provider, serving more than 1,500 institutional and retail financial organizations and independent registered investment advisors who represent approximately 5 million active investor accounts. Gain visibility to investors through the #1 U.S. clearing firm, supporting broker-dealers, RIAs, banks, insurance companies and self-directed platforms. Learn more about Pershing's  Alternative Investment Solutions

1Pershing  LLC is rated the #1 clearing firm ranked by broker-dealer clients (InvestmentNews, 2008-2020)

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