Securities lending is when mutual funds, index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) lend securities to third-party borrowers, mostly hedge funds and investment firms. These borrowers then mainly use them for short selling. That is, after borrowing, they sell the securities with the hope of buying them back at a lower price. This is, of course, a way of speculating on a share price decline.
The lending institution or fund receives all the dividends and interest it was entitled to as an investor in the security, plus a fee for making the securities loan.
There is negligible risk of losing money on the loan, since the borrower puts up collateral of at least 102% of the borrowed securities’ value. This collateral typically consists of cash, T-bills or highly rated short-term debt instruments. The borrower is liable for any shortfall between the value of the collateral and the value of the securities. If the value of the securities rises, the borrower has to add to the collateral on a daily basis to maintain coverage at 102%.
Our view is that if a mutual fund or ETF owns high-quality investments, securities lending won’t hurt its value or performance, but it will add slightly to its total return.
For a sound long term investing strategy we recommend using our three-part Successful Investor philosophy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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Securities lending by mutual funds can add to their overall returns.
Mutual funds, index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) often engage in securities lending. That is, they lend securities to third-party borrowers, mostly hedge funds and investment firms. These borrowers then… Read More
Mutual funds, index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) often engage in securities lending. That is, they lend securities to third-party borrowers, mostly hedge funds and investment firms, that mainly use them for short selling. The borrowers then sell the securities with the hope of… Read More
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