Hong Kong's central bank hopes that partnering Clearstream will help to reignite interest in its repurchase agreement settlement platform. To date very few deals have been closed.
Relative value managers raced to short their Treasury positions after the US Fed hinted at tapering in May, borrowing from the repo market. But demand saw hedging costs spiral.
The global trading head at Axa's investments arm argues that exemptions are required to broad-brush transparency regulation to prevent a funding seizure.
Early use of offshore RMB-denominated bonds and other local securities as collateral for cross-border repurchase agreements holds promise that Asia’s repo market will develop.
The risk of shifting OTC derivatives onto exchanges is that it will fragment an already small market, says JP Morgan.
The huge but poorly understood repurchase-loan market is the oil that greases the banking system, and a US default or even a downgrade would affect liquidity, but no one knows to what extent.