Citi Adds SRI Options to SecLending Program

Citi added socially responsible investment (SRI) solutions to its securities lending cash collateral investment program.

Securities lending clients will now be able to invest cash collateral under SRI principles that consider environment, social, and governance (ESG) factors. Citi’s solution was developed in partnership with Sustainalytics and enables SRI clients to apply customized multi-dimensional ESG screens to create a universe of eligible securities for investment by the collateral management team.       

The offering is available to securities lenders through OpenLend, a boutique service to enhance portfolio performance by delivering an open architecture that provides access to Agency, Third-Party, Hybrid and Exclusives.