Repo markets hope to trade in on today’s collateral

By Nell Mackenzie
16 Nov 2017

Repo traders convened this week in Brussels to rethink how to fix the plumbing of financial markets and mulled using other forms of collateral in the market.

The extensive reach of the European Central Bank (ECB) purchase schemes, margin rules for derivatives and bank balance sheet regulation have cut the supply of the usual European government bond collateral used in repo markets to the point where last year, over the

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