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Securities Lending and Prime Brokerage
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Securities Lending and Prime Brokerage

14 Lessons
1h 10m
53,205 Students

Discover how stocks are shorted. Securities lending provides an income stream to asset managers, an investment opportunity for hedge funds, and a revenue opportunity for investment banks.

Why You Should Take This Course

This course has everything you need to know about how to short a stock. You'll use the Bloomberg terminal to analyze short interest metrics, and use prime brokerage to enable superior hedge fund returns.
  • Discover how to short a stock In this course, we will walk through examples with cashflows of how a short transaction works. We will discuss fees, collateral and how the economics are split up between the hedge fund shorting the shares, the investment bank facilitating the transaction and the asset manager lending the securities.
  • Analyze short interest metrics and screeners on Bloomberg Strong demand to short a stock can drive a stock price down. On the other hand, too much short interest for a given trading volume can create a short squeeze, driving the stock price up. We will show you the key metrics to watch for and how-to setup screeners on Bloomberg to monitor them.
  • Discover how prime brokerage enables superior hedge fund returns From sourcing additional capital through capital introduction, to custody and margining efficiencies, prime brokerage is an important product for any hedge fund. We will explain the key products and the profitability drivers for a prime broker.

This course is part of the Equities Markets Certification Program, a complete course that teaches you the skills you need to succeed as an Equities Markets Trader on either the Buy Side or the Sell Side.

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What You'll Learn

  • Short Interest
  • Securities Lending
  • Prime Brokerage
  • Collateral
  • Custody

Course Samples

How Investors Express a Negative View
Lenders of Securities, Fee Income for Lenders
Roles of a Prime Broker, Capital Introduction

Get the Equities Markets Certification

This course can be taken standalone, or as part of the Equities Markets Certification Program. Graduates of the program earn a Wall Street Prep certification that can be shared with potential future employers.

Course Extras

  • Taught by bankers

    Our instructors are former investment bankers who give lessons real-world context by connecting it to their experience on the desk.

  • Earn a Certification

    Take this course standalone, or, to earn a shareable certification, as part of Wall Street Prep's Equities Markets Certification Program.

  • Used on the Street

    This is the same comprehensive course our corporate clients use to prepare their analysts and associates.

  • Free Unlimited Access to the WSP Support Center

    Receive answers to questions, free downloads, and more from our staff of experienced investment bankers

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