HONG KONG, Aug. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Antelmann has been appointed vice president and product specialist for DataLend, the global securities finance market data provider, based in the firm's Hong Kong office.
Antelmann most recently was a senior business analyst for Westpac, based in Sydney, working in global OTC derivatives. Before that, he spent more than 16 years with Citigroup in London, Frankfurt, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo in securities finance trading and management. He has been a representative of PASLA, the Pan Asian Securities Lending Association, and has robust knowledge of the Asia-Pacific securities finance market.
Antelmann says: "DataLend is used by a broad range of firms in the securities finance industry in Asia Pacific. I look forward to working with our current and future users as we further extend our presence in the region."
As DataLend's representative in Asia, Antelmann will be responsible for helping to onboard new clients, supporting existing clients and gathering and documenting business rules and requirements. He will work closely with clients on adopting new functionality and provide quantitative support for the DataLend suite of applications.
Brian Lamb, CEO of EquiLend, says: "We are pleased to welcome Robert to the DataLend team in Hong Kong. His extensive experience in the Asia Pacific securities finance industry will be a great benefit to our users in the region."
DataLend, which operates on a give-to-get basis, provides users with a vast array of tools tracking daily activity in the $1.7 trillion (USD) global securities finance marketplace. DataLend launched in January 2013 and was named the Best Market Data Provider Globally by Global Investor/ISF magazine in 2013 and 2014.
DataLend has data on more than $137 billion in securities on loan in the Asia region.
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 backed by 10 global financial institutions: BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Clearing, J.P. 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, the securities finance market data division of EquiLend, provides aggregated, anonymized, cleansed and standardized securities finance data covering all asset classes, regions and markets globally.