Reference Guide to U.S. Repo and Securities Lending Markets

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Viktoria Baklanova

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Adam M. Copeland

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Rebecca McCaughrin

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Date Written: September 9, 2015

Abstract

This paper is intended to serve as a reference guide on U.S. repo and securities lending markets. It begins by presenting the institutional structure, describing the market landscape, the role of the participants, and other characteristics, including how repo and securities lending activity has changed since the 2007-09 financial crisis. The paper then discusses vulnerabilities in the repo and short-term wholesale funding markets and efforts to limit potential systemic risks. It next provides an overview of existing data sources on securities financing markets, and highlights specific shortcomings related to data standards and data quality. Lastly, the authors discuss a near-term agenda to help fill some of the data gaps in repo and securities lending markets.

Suggested Citation

Baklanova, Viktoria and Copeland, Adam M. and McCaughrin, Rebecca, Reference Guide to U.S. Repo and Securities Lending Markets (September 9, 2015). Office of Financial Research Working Paper No. 15-17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2664207 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2664207

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