Securities Finance and Prime Brokerage

Credit Consensus Data for Securities Finance and Prime Brokerage


Why Credit Benchmark?

Access more inventory, optimize capital allocation, and improve overall organizational efficiency

Understanding and communicating counterparty creditworthiness within a firm or to its clients is critical to doing business and driving prudent decision-making.

The sheer volume of beneficial owners and borrowers involved in securities finance transactions creates logistical issues and data bottlenecks that can impact business.

Credit Benchmark data provides transparency into the securities lending market and its participants, benefiting beneficial owners, lending agents, tri-party providers, principal borrowers, and technology data providers.


How we can help your business

Case Study

  The Client
A major US-based agent bank and asset manager.

 The Challenge
Many of the client’s beneficial owner and borrower names were publicly unrated, making it challenging to onboard and do business quickly. Capital constraints and regulatory imperatives made it difficult to do more standard business.

 The Solution
Credit Benchmark allowed the agency lending program to see the borrowers that they are facing off against. The data was presented in reporting both internally and externally to their beneficial owner clients. The front-line credit team was able to approve and review fund counterparts more efficiently, facilitating more business. Benchmarking industry classifications and counterparty ratings helped the organization reduce RWA and optimize capital.
In Numbers

The Benefits of Consensus Credit Data

Rating the unrated

Unparalleled coverage of public and private issuers; filling the gaps left by traditional ratings agencies.


Free from “issuer-pays” conflict and any bank bias.

Real-world exposure

Driven by the credit views of >40 of the world’s largest regulated banks, almost half of which are GSIBs.

Identify that entity

Risk data is processed through a sophisticated purpose-built mapping engine.


The consensus is refreshed twice monthly to provide dynamic indicators of potential credit risk changes.

Alerting and monitoring

Assess risk over the lifetime of a transaction.

Secure reporting

Ease of internal integration within reporting.

Expanding footprint

A unique growing global dataset.

Risk Solutions

Other Solutions

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    Credit Benchmark brings together internal credit risk views from over 40 leading global financial institutions. The contributions are anonymized, aggregated, and published in the form of consensus ratings and aggregate analytics to provide an independent, real-world perspective of credit risk. Risk and investment professionals at banks, insurance companies, asset managers and other financial firms use the data for insights into the unrated, monitoring and alerting within their portfolios, benchmarking, assessing and analyzing trends, and fulfilling regulatory requirements and capital.