South Street Securities Attends the 14th Annual CASLA Conference on Canadian Securities Lending

Colleen Judge
June 12, 2024
On Thursday, June 6, 2024, Tony Venditti, Head of Strategic Initiatives & Sales at South Street Securities, had the pleasure of attending the 14th Annual Conference on Canadian Securities Lending in Toronto hosted by CASLA (Canadian Securities Lending Association). This event brought together industry experts, thought leaders and key stakeholders to discuss the latest trends, regulatory changes and innovative solutions in the securities lending market.
“The CASLA Conference was a tremendous opportunity to engage with industry leaders, gain insights on market trends and explore innovative strategies. The collaborative discussions and networking were invaluable for advancing our initiatives in the securities lending market.”

Tony Venditti

Head of Strategic Initiatives & Sales at South Street Securities LLC


Event Agenda

The agenda was packed with informative sessions, keynote speeches and interactive discussions. Each session provided attendees with deep insights into the securities lending market, the impact of regulatory changes, and the importance of innovation and technology in navigating market challenges. Particularly notable were the keynote speech by Stephen Poloz and the dedicated working lunches, which fostered focused discussions on pivotal industry topics.

8:00 – 9:00 AM Conference Registration
9:00 – 9:05 AM Welcome Remarks
9:05 – 10:00 AM Session1: Market Update
10:00 – 10:30 AM Session 2:  Client Insights & Perspectives Across the Value Chain
10:30 – 10:50 AM Coffee Break
10:50 – 11:30 AM Session 3: T+1 in the Rearview 
11:30 – 12:10 PM Session 4:  Unveiling Securities Lending Market Trends: A Data-Driven Dialogue
12:10 – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
12:10 – 1:30 PM Working Lunch with the Global Peer Financing Association 
12:10 – 1:30 PM Working Lunch with Women in Securities Finance 
1:30 – 2:10 PM Session 5: Regulatory Discussion Who is Drinking and Who is Paying?
2:10 – 3:00 PM Session 6:  Market Infrastructure Revolution: Navigating Post Trade Challenges and Partnering in Industry Transformation
3:00 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 – 4:30 PM Keynote Speaker:
Stephen Poloz, Economist
4:30 – 4:40 PM Closing Remarks
4:40 – 6:00 PM Reception

About Tony Venditti

Mr. Venditti joined South Street Securities (SSS) in February 2020 as a Managing Director and Senior Executive. He joined SSS with over 35 years of experience in the securities industry. As Head of Strategic Initiatives & Sales, Mr. Venditti has spearheaded the expansion of SSS into the U.S Equity Finance and Trading business. He is also responsible for seeking out strategic partnerships and/or acquisitions.

Prior to joining SSS, Mr. Venditti spent 10 years with Nomura Securities from 1995-2005. In his time at Nomura, he held various roles such as the Global Head of Equity Finance in London where he also oversaw the Structured Equity Group. He also served as Nomura’s Co-Head of U.S. Equity Sales business in New York. In 2006, Mr. Venditti joined Paloma Securities as President and was responsible for expanding the firms’ sales, trading and financing capabilities. He remained at Paloma Securities until BMO acquired the Global Securities Lending business in 2009. Mr. Venditti was the Co-Head of BMO Global Prime Finance and Delta 1 trading business. His group was responsible for growing all aspects of BMO’s financing and trading capabilities globally until he departed in 2019. In addition, Mr. Venditti was an active Board Member of the Canadian Securities Lending Association from 2012 to 2019.

Mr. Venditti attended the College of Staten Island. He is also FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 registered.

About South Street Securities 

South Street Securities LLC is a leading independent provider of specialized financing, servicing capital markets institutional asset managers (including traditional and hedge fund managers), real estate investment trusts ("REITs"), tri party investors, mortgage lenders, midsize and middle market securities broker-dealers, and corporate and government issuers. South Street Securities LLC operates from its New York headquarters with a branch office in Arkansas.

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