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
Date Written: September 4, 2020
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
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