Money Market Disconnect

University of St.Gallen, School of Finance Research Paper No. 2020/03

42 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2020 Last revised: 8 Feb 2023

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Benedikt Ballensiefen

University of St. Gallen - School of Finance

Angelo Ranaldo

University of St. Gallen; Swiss Finance Institute

Hannah Winterberg

University of St. Gallen

Date Written: September 4, 2020

Abstract

A repurchase agreement (repo) is a source of cash and collateral. We document that the money market is more segmented when the collateral motive prevails. Two crucial aspects of the central bank framework lead to this disconnect: banks’ access to the central bank's deposit facility and assets’ eligibility for Quantitative Easing (QE). We show that repo rates lent by banks with access to the deposit facility and secured by QE eligible assets are more collateral-driven and disconnected from funding-based money market rates. Our results are relevant for different monetary policies and have suggestive implications for the monetary policy pass-through.

Keywords: Money Market, Segmentation, Deposit Facility, QE, Monetary Policy

JEL Classification: E40, E43, E50, E52, E58, G18

Suggested Citation

Ballensiefen, Benedikt and Ranaldo, Angelo and Winterberg, Hannah, Money Market Disconnect (September 4, 2020). University of St.Gallen, School of Finance Research Paper No. 2020/03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3689551 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3689551

Benedikt Ballensiefen

University of St. Gallen - School of Finance ( email )

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Switzerland

Angelo Ranaldo (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

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Switzerland
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Hannah Winterberg

University of St. Gallen ( email )

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St.Gallen, 9000
Switzerland

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