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Sunil Daswani

Global Head of Securities Lending at Standard Chartered Bank


Bio: Sunil joined Standard Chartered Bank in August 2020 and is the Global Head of Securities Lending. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry. He is responsible for the business, strategy and development of securities lending for its clients. Sunil previously was Head of Securities Finance Solutions at MarketAxess, with a focus on the firm's regulatory transaction reporting products - mainly Securities Financing Transaction Regulation (SFTR). Prior to MarketAxess, he worked at Northern Trust, where he was Head of the International Securities Lending business. He was responsible for Trading, Product Management & Clients in EMEA & APAC. In the years prior to this, he held a number of senior roles at Northern Trust, including head of Sales & Relationship Management for Capital Markets in EMEA and APAC. He also sat on the board of directors EquiLend and various boards at Northern Trust.

Sunil holds a Bsc. (Econ) from the London School of Economics & Political Science

He says: "The bottom line is you need people at all levels to support differences and it should be from different backgrounds, ages and sexes. Overall, that creates the normalisation that LGBTQ+ people I believe want—although I would never presume to speak for the whole community.

No one wants to stand out in a room, or in a meeting, or in their jobs due to their sexuality and I believe it's important to be recognised for who we are—our skills, our competencies and our characters, but not our sexual orientation."