PAUL LYNCH JOINS EQUILEND
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NEW YORK (August 2, 2018)—EquiLend has appointed Paul Lynch as a strategic adviser. He is based in EquiLend’s New York headquarters and starts immediately.
At EquiLend, Lynch is responsible for enhancing the firm’s client engagement model with an aim to strengthen relationships with users of EquiLend’s suite of services for the securities finance industry.
Lynch has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, with a primary focus on securities finance. Most recently, he was global head of Trading and Short-Term Investment Management at eSecLending, and before that served as its chief operating officer. His other roles include more than 13 years at State Street, where he was a senior managing director in its securities lending business.
Lynch has worked with the New York Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority on regulatory issues, reporting and product development, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including RMA, ISLA, IMN, Finadium and U.S. Treasurers conferences.
Brian Lamb, CEO of EquiLend, says: “Paul has a wealth of expertise in the securities finance industry, and we are thrilled to welcome him to EquiLend. His experience working with clients around the globe over the past three decades will be an asset to EquiLend as we roll out an enhanced client relationship management model across the firm.”
Both Lynch and Lamb were among the initial group of industry thought leaders that advised on, designed and built EquiLend when the company was established in 2001. EquiLend has offered trading and post-trade services to the securities finance industry since it was launched, and has extended its product offering to include market data (DataLend) and clearing services (EquiLend Clearing Services) in recent years.
Lynch adds: “I have been intimately involved with EquiLend since before it even had a name, and I’ve been a user since day one of its launch. It is a testament to EquiLend’s ability to meet, exceed and adapt to the evolving needs of the industry that it continues to thrive nearly two decades after the business launched. I look forward to working with the EquiLend team to continue building our relationships with our clients.”
EquiLend is a leading provider of trading and post-trade services for the securities finance industry with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. EquiLend is owned by BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, State Street and UBS.
Used by securities borrowers and lenders globally, the EquiLend platform (for equities) and BondLend platform (for fixed income) automate formerly manual trading and post-trade processes in the securities finance industry. DataLend provides performance reporting and aggregated, anonymized, cleansed and standardized securities finance data covering all asset classes, regions and markets globally. EquiLend Clearing Services operates the ECS Middle Office and the ECS Gateway, which offer CCP services and connectivity. www.equilend.com