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Securities Lending and Borrowing (SLB)

"SBL" or "SLB" or "Securities lending" is a temporary loan of securities by a lender or borrower where the:

  1. Lender may recall securities at any time, allowing shares to be returned within the normal market settlement cycle notwithstanding an agreed maturity date.
  2. Borrower may return securities at any time.

Ownership over the lent securities passes from lender to borrower. The borrower has certain rights, for example the right to sell or lend to another borrower, attend AGMs. The borrower is entitled to economic benefits for example dividends, but the SBL agreement with the lender will oblige the borrower to make [“manufacture”] equivalent payments back to the lender. A lender of securities no longer owns them and has no entitlement to vote. Lenders reserve the right to recall securities from the borrower and must exercise this option if they wish to vote.

Benefits of SLB

  • It promotes market efficiency and liquidity and reduces market volatility by reducing bid/offer spread and increasing bid/offer depth.
  • SLB allows price discovery and the arbitrage of pricing inefficiencies.
  • SLB also supports the development of the capital markets by facilitating various investment strategies, use for fail coverage to ensure smooth settlement cycles and provides a lender incremental return to a portfolio.

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DFM Borrowing & Lending Agents:

The following brokerage firms/ custodian had been licensed to SLB operation:


Brokerage Firm/ Custodian Name

Primary Contact Name & Details

Secondary Contact Name & Details



First Abu Dhabi BANK PJSC

Mr. Anthony Pedley
Tel #: 02-6161825
Mobile #: 056-6851644
Fax #: 02-6228195
E-mail: Tony.Pedley@nbad.com

Mr. Khaled Khadr
Tel #: 02-6161907
Mobile #: 050-6413656
Fax #: 02-6228195
E-mail: Khaled.khadr@nbad.com

 2EFG-Hermes Brokerage Mr. Ahmed El Shabasy

Tel #: 04-3634063
Mobile #: 050-5541559
Fax #: 04-3300336
E-mail: ashabasy@efg-hermes.com

 Mr. Mohamed Abo El Khair

Tel #: 04-3634065
Mobile #: 050-4574651
Fax #: 04-3300336
E-mail: maboelkhair@efg-hermes.com

 3Al Ramz Capital LLC  Mr. Mazen Zaghmot

Tel #: 02-6118853
Mobile #: 050-7913636
Fax #: 02-26262444
E-mail: mazen@alramz.ae

 Mr. Abdulla Rwashdah

Tel #: 02-6118824
Mobile #: 055-2644606
Fax #: 02-26262444
E-mail: abdulla@alramz.ae

 4 SHUAA Capital PSCMr. Magdi Shannon
Tel#: 04-330-3600
Mobile#: 055-888-8790
Email: Mshannon@shuaa.com
 Mr.Ziad Mansour
Tel#: 02-208-3674

Email:  Zmansour@shuaa.com

For more information about SLB General Procedures and SLB Rules, Please click on the below: