Nancy Allen has been appointed product owner of DataLend, the securities finance market data division of EquiLend, effective immediately.
She is based in New York.
With more than 15 years of experience in the securities finance market across client types, geographies and roles, Allen brings a wealth of knowledge of the industry to DataLend. As DataLend’s product owner, she will be responsible for determining and delivering the product roadmap, including enhancements and new features, and managing its team of business analysts and technical staff.
Allen joins DataLend from Northern Trust, where most recently she was senior vice president and head of international fixed income securities lending trading, based in London. Previously, Allen was a senior sales and relationship manager at Northern Trust, and prior to that she held various positions in securities finance at State Street and Deutsche Bank. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Managerial Economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Allen says: “As a former DataLend client and user, I have been very impressed by the product’s growth since launching in 2013. I am excited to lead the talented team behind DataLend as we continue to improve the securities finance industry’s leading market data provider.”
Brian Lamb, CEO of EquiLend, says: “Nancy has a robust knowledge of the global securities finance market. With her wealth of experience in the industry, we are confident that DataLend will be better than ever under her direction. Nancy shares our belief that clients are our top priority, so we anticipate her exceeding expectations in meeting the data needs of our clients and the industry.”
DataLend has been ranked the Best Securities Finance Market Data Provider Globally by survey respondents in the Global Investor/ISF Awards annually since DataLend’s launch in 2013. DataLend provides securities finance data on more than 42,000 securities globally, covering more than $1.7 trillion on loan and $13 trillion in inventory across all asset classes and markets.
Allen will be speaking on the “Tech-Driven Lending & Collateral Management: The Future of The Industry?” panel at the upcoming IMN Beneficial Owners’ Securities Lending & Collateral Management Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 4.