Osler partners with new Global Peer Financing Association

Lisa Mantello, Timothy Hughes

Feb 19, 2020

Osler is proud to support the Global Peer Financing Association (GPFA), a new association recently formed by a group of beneficial owners to create a more efficient way of engaging in peer-to-peer (P2P) securities financing transactions. The new association was announced on February 12 at the Information Management Network’s Annual Beneficial Owners' International Securities Finance & Collateral Management Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The original members of the GPFA include the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) and the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS). Osler is one of three firms, and the only law firm, that has partnered with the GPFA.

The selection of Osler as a partner by GPFA’s founding members reflects Osler’s position at the forefront of the securities lending industry and the firm’s strong understanding of changing market conditions.

For more information on the GPFA, read the article “Beneficial owners form P2P association” on the Global Investor Group’s website.