Securities Lending

Securities Lending - Pershing Prime Services

Maximize 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 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 exclusive, 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
Gain Efficiency and Transparency

Our securities lending team provides market-leading, security specific 'color' and rate transparency—while facilitating your transactions quickly and seamlessly. Averaging nearly 25 years of experience, our traders offer market color and trend analysis on specific securities, sectors or trades for both equities and fixed income instruments. Choose from multiple ways to access short sale approvals—use our online locator, query us through a third-party vendor, or, if you prefer, you can call, 'chat' or e-mail our desk.

Pershing Prime Services focuses exclusively on facilitating your transactions. You can rely on our fair and unbiased support.

Monetize Unencumbered Assets

Our fully-paid securities lending program is a turnkey, leading edge solution that enables you to earn income from your fully paid or excess margin securities. In addition, our PrimeConnect application allows hedge funds to lend unencumbered assets held in bank custody to Pershing anonymously while retaining your anonymity. PrimeConnect also offers pre-trade indicative rate transparency—an industry first—to help you gauge the full earning potential of your hard-to-borrow assets. What's more, PrimeConnect is a completely automated online solution unique to Pershing Prime Services.

1 Pershing was named the #1 clearing firm, ranked by number of broker-dealer customers (InvestmentNews, 2008-2014)

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