Bassler to Drum Up Business for eSecLending

June 13, 2008 ( - eSecLending, a full-service provider and administrator of customized securities lending programs, says that Peter Bassler has joined the firm as Managing Director of Business Development.

Bassler will be responsible for developing new business with eSecLending’s institutional investor target market throughout North America. He joins eSecLending from Dresdner Kleinwort’s Agency Securities Lending business where he was the Director of Marketing and Client Management. Prior to Dresdner, Bassler held related business development positions at Allianz Global Investors and Deutsche Bank, according to the announcement.

“We are very pleased to have Peter join the team and are confident that he will play a key role in our continued growth in the US and Canada,” said eSecLending’s President, Chris Jaynes. “Peter’s knowledge and skills will help eSecLending to build on the momentum the firm has achieved following on a very strong list of new client wins in 2007 and thus far in 2008.

eSecLending now manages over $500 billion in lendable assets on behalf of its global client base. The firm maintains offices in Boston, London and Burlington, Vermont.