Markit Prime Services

Markit Prime Services provides a gateway into the world of prime finance


  • Swaps
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  • Cash
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  • Securities Lending
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  • Reporting


  • 14mcash trades/day
  • 2.5mswap trades/day

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Product summary

Markit Prime Services provides a gateway to hosted global prime finance services including synthetic prime brokerage, physical prime brokerage, securities lending and reporting. Comprehensive and flexible multi-asset functionality enables customers to optimise opportunities by quickly expanding product sets and scaling their business. Our prime finance customers also benefit from access to high volume capacity and cost efficiencies.

  • Swaps

    Supporting the full swap lifecycle, Markit’s swap platform runs from inception to reset to payments. Criteria-based parameters and user inputs, enables the system to generate fast, accurate cash flows. The service is both flexible and customisable and is designed to handle complex deals and multi branch implementations.

  • Cash trading

    With full function or modular global prime brokerage, our cash trading services offer significant cost efficiencies compared to in-house models. Features include trade capture and management, position keeping, arranged finance, asset based billing and rehypothecation and rules-based margin lending. The customisable customer service workstation provides real-time information.

  • Securities lending

    Our securities lending service manages the global trading book through one system with real time views and analytics. Features include inventory management, the ability to manage fails and control risks, auto borrows and optimised trading tools.

  • Reporting

    Consolidate, customise and distribute capital markets reporting in a single environment. Our reporting services can be deployed as a standalone hosted web portal environment or styled to link from within your existing portals.

Key Benefits

  • Risk reduction

    Reduce operational and market risk by accessing accurate real-time information

  • Cost effective

    Secure hosting provides for better economics with positive impacts on OPEX and CAPEX

  • Speed to market

    Strong track record of rapid implementation times enables customers to redeploy precious resources to higher ROI producing activities

  • Greater transparency

    A real time and accurate overview of your prime financing activities in a single portal

  • Leverage expertise

    Services are developed and supported by banking experts. Global support is available 24/7