Citi Adds SRI Options to SecLending Program

May 5, 2011 ( - Citi has added socially responsible investment solutions to its securities lending cash collateral investment program.

A press release said securities lending clients will now be able to elect to invest cash collateral under socially responsible investment (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.