Associated Organisations

The Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA)

The Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA) is a national non profit association representing the investment and financial services sector in Australia. The Association has 60 member companies who collectively manage over $400 billion of assets on behalf of most Australians.

IFSA in conjunction with ASLA has produced an issues paper for their members,
which can be reviewed on IFSA’s web page


International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)

ISLA is the trade association for Securities Lenders. It was set up in 1989 and now has around 50 members, mostly, but not exclusively, based in the UK. The objectives of the Association are to represent the common interests of securities lenders, to assist in the orderly, efficient and competitive development of the securities lending market and to provide its members with a forum for the development of ideas relating to the market.

Current activities can be reviewed on ISLA‘s web page.

Pan Asia Securities Lending Association (PASLA)

PASLA was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1995, and is an association of firms that are active in the business of borrowing and/or lending securities of Asian markets. At present, there are 39 member firms, 25 of which are represented by their company’s Hong Kong offices, with the 14 other members domiciled across six other countries – Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK and the US.

Current activities can be reveiwed on PASLA‘s web page

Risk Management Association (RMA)

RMA -The Risk Management Association is a professional association serving the financial services industry. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA., RMA has grown to more than 3,000 financial institutions in all 50 U.S. states, including, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

RMA’s Committee on Securities Lending was formed in 1983. It sponsors a series of educational and networking programs designed to enhance the skills of professionals engaged in securities lending. These programs help to solidify industry standards and promote sound risk management principles.

The committee also maintains an active dialogue with other associations and industry regulators, including the Federal Reserve System, the Securities Industry Assn., the International Securities Lending Assn. in London, and the Pan-Asia Securities Lending Assn. in Hong Kong.

For more information about RMA and the Committee on Securities Lending, please and click on the Securities Lending tab.

Securities Industry Association (SIA)

The Securities Industry Association (SLA) brings together the shared interests of more than 740 securities firms to accomplish common goals.  ASLA member-firms (including investment banks, broker-dealers, and mutual fund companies) are active in all U.S. and foreign markets and in all phases of corporate and public finance.

The U.S. securities industry manages the accounts of more than 50-million investors directly and tens of millions of investors indirectly through corporate, thrift, and pension plans.  The industry generates more than $300 billion of revenues yearly in the U.S. economy and employs more than 600,000 individuals.

The focus of the Securities Lending Association (SLA) is to increase operating efficiencies and to develop uniform practices consistent with the ongoing development of the global marketplace.

Success in these endeavours is critical in order to continue the evolution of the Securities Lending marketplace from an activity which was designed principally to support various clearance and settlement conventions, to an integral component of the industry’s high sophisticated trading and investment strategies. Click to access SLA‘s web page

South African Securities Lending Forum

The South African Securities Lending Forum, was formed in early 1998 to represent industry participants in regulatory and other issues relevant to its members.

Contact Name:
Mr Kevin Daly
C/- The Banking Council
PO Box 61674
Marshalltown 2107
South Africa

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