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Finadium: Rebuilding the Secured Funding Desk for Capacity and Growth

Finadium has released a new discussion report to focus on solutions to current challenges in the repo and securities lending markets.

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Promontory paper on CCPs and indemnification puts one question to bed while raising many tougher ones

In a follow on report from Promontory Financial Group sponsored by SL-x, the firm clarifies a position first stated in their earlier report on capital benefits and securities lending CCPs. The new report definitively answers a question about capital savings when agent lenders are providing counterparty default indemnification. But that’s just the opener for the […]

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Securities Lending CCPs and Market Acceptance: a SFM Three Minute Audio Update

Check out this Podcast, a three minute update on Securities Lending CCPs. Thanks to Pirum for sponsoring.

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The fact is, change in seclending and repo will do some good (Finadium subscribers only)

The stories and anecdotes are all around us: while regulatory change is painful, some good will come out of it. This article takes a look at some of our data points and conclusions thus far.

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Whatever happened to the collateral transformation trade? (Part 2 of 2, Finadium subscribers only)

This post continued our thoughts on what has happened to the collateral transformation trade, including available data on US Treasuries on loan in 2013.

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Whatever happened to the collateral transformation trade? (Part 1 of 2)

Following the events of 2008, numerous regulators across a broad spectrum of financial markets came to a similar conclusion: the use of high quality liquid assets (HQLA) as margin could be an extremely effective tool to mitigate risk and therefore prevent another market crisis. This has led to a vocal conversation about collateral transformation, but […]

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Reflections and comments on Clearstream’s 18th annual Global Securities Financing Summit

Clearstream held its annual GSF summit in Luxembourg on January 22nd and 23rd. The Summit encompasses repo, securities lending, collateral management and various aspects of custody and settlements. It is this broad cross section of the financial services industry that gives value to this annual gathering.

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Finadium: Institutions on Seclending and Collateral Management

Finadium has released a new research survey, “Institutional Investors on Securities Lending and Collateral Management in 2014: A Finadium Survey.” This report presents the findings of our 7th annual survey of the plan sponsor, pension scheme and sovereign wealth fund sector.

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More ideas on OTC trade repositories from the Financial Stability Board

The trade repository conversation continues to gather steam, this time with a draft proposal from the Financial Stability Board on OTC trade repositories (TR). The FSB doc contains more specifics on how these TRs could be organized and actually work in practice. It’s no small task. The FSB consultation paper, “Feasibility study on approaches to […]

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The European Commission releases its long awaited proposal for a repo/sec lending trade repository

On the 29th of January, the European Commission released its proposal for the establishment of a central database for Secured Financing Transactions (SLTs). The Commission goes to considerable lengths to explain that this initiative is a key component of its efforts to ensure that financial institutions do not shift business from the regulated banking industry to […]

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