Conference Co-Chair: Robert Zekraus


Robert Zekraus, Capital Markets Managing Director, Global Head of Client Capital Management & Funding, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets

Robert (Bob) Zekraus is responsible for Client Capital Management & Funding for the Prime Services division. This mandate focuses on managing the asset and liability profile, client pricing, and the strategic deployment and oversight of scarce financial resources for secured funding products. In addition Bob and his team work on developing customer-focused financing solutions aligning with the risk appetite, liquidity, capital and balance sheet strategies for the business.


Bob is a member of the Prime Services Executive Committee and global management team.  He chairs the weekly funding and balance sheet forum and sits on the bank’s US ALCO and liquidity and market risk committees.


Prior to joining Scotiabank in 2014, Bob was Director, Prime Services, at Barclays where he was a member of the Global Equity Finance management team. He held various senior leadership roles in equity financing and prime brokerage. He was part of the original team that established the Collateralized Finance Group at the firm. Bob started his career at Daiwa Securities Inc. in Prime Brokerage.

Bob received a B.S. degree in Economics and Business Management from Cortland College.

Conference Co-Chair

Wednesday, 6 March

0900 to 0915

Welcome to the Conference

A welcome to the conference and an update on PASLA’s and RMA’s joint activities during the past year will be given by the conference co-chairs.


Thursday, 7 March

0900 to 1000

Global Beneficial Owners Trends and Issues

In a world of compressed yields and lackluster investment returns, securities lending has been an obvious solution for asset owners seeking alternative avenues of alpha generation at relatively low risk. Despite continued momentum in beneficial owner program participation, there remains a perception however that inherent risks within a program do not warrant the associated revenue potential. Are these perceptions justified? How has securities lending evolved since the global financial crises in helping participants manage risks appropriately? Are beneficial owners using a different lens today to assess the value proposition of securities lending? How have participants been successful in striking the right balance between risk, reward and governance?

Exhibit Booth Hours:

Wednesday, 8 March, 2017

0900 – 1600

Thursday, 9 March, 2017

0900 – 1300


We encourage all of the conference attendees to visit with the conference exhibitors. This is an excellent opportunity for the attendees to meet with technology experts, gain insight into industry trends and access the newest products and services offered in the securities lending industry.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities, please email Kimberly Gordon at


Global Investors/ISF Magazine

Global Investor/ISF connects the industries of asset management, asset servicing and securities finance. It was launched in 1985 and is a flagship title of Euromoney Institutional Investor plc.

The business produces monthly magazines and supplements, an updated daily website, benchmark industry surveys and global educational events and awards.

Securities Finance Monitor

For industry professionals in securities finance and collateral management, getting beyond the hype and understanding how news events and regulatory announcements will affect their business can be a challenge.

Securities Lending Times

Leader in the market, Securities Lending Times, publisher of the RMA Daily and the ISLA Daily is the only news-focused source to exclusively cover the global securities borrowing and lending markets. The publication tracks US and International companies, providing insights into securities finance operations around the world.

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