Sunil Daswani

Standard Chartered Bank

Sunil joined Standard Chartered Bank in August 2020 and is the Global Head of Agency Securities Lending. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry. He is responsible for the business, strategy and development of securities lending for our clients. This entails ensuring that client’s revenues are maximized while mitigating and minimising risks, through new trade types, reviewing the network of markets we lend in and the counterparties we selectively add to our program. A key objective of his is to ensure clients receive full transparency in their lending activities through close collaboration with beneficial owners, borrowers and industry associations.

Sunil previously was Head of Securities Finance Solutions at MarketAxess, with a focus on the firm’s regulatory transaction reporting products – mainly Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR).

Prior to MarketAxess, he worked at Northern Trust, where he was Head of the International Securities Lending business. He was responsible for Trading, Product Management & Clients in EMEA & APAC. In the years prior to this, he held a number of senior roles at Northern Trust, including head of Sales & Relationship Management for Capital Markets in EMEA and APAC. He also sat on the board of directors EquiLend and various boards at Northern Trust.

Sunil has served on numerous securities finance industry associations across those regions such as ISLA, ASLA & ICMA, most notably holding the position of Chairman of PASLA (Pan Asian Securities Lending Association). Sunil is regularly quoted as an expert on securities lending and regulatory change.

Sunil holds a Bsc. (Econ) from the London School of Economics & Political Science.