What are the Financial Systemic Implications of Access and Non-access to Federal Reserve Deposit Accounts for Central Counterparties?

14 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2020

Date Written: October 21, 2020

Abstract

In this working paper, I examine the interconnections between designated derivatives central counterparties (CCPs) with Federal Reserve deposit accounts and non-designated CCPs and the potential financial stability implications. This working paper notes the interconnections between the non-designated and designated derivatives CCPs through their clearing members and the commercial custodial banks they utilize to hold and transfer collateral. The paper then identifies additional potential contagion risks and financial stability risks, including liquidity risk, market risk, concentration risk, and loss of confidence more broadly. Although there are a number of research articles addressing these topics with respect to designated CCPs or OTC derivatives, this working paper includes the perspective looking at U.S. futures CCPs and non-designated CCPs.

Keywords: Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors; Government Policy and Regulation; Chicago Fed; Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Federal Reserve System;

JEL Classification: G23, G28

Suggested Citation

Sklar, Maggie, What are the Financial Systemic Implications of Access and Non-access to Federal Reserve Deposit Accounts for Central Counterparties? (October 21, 2020). FRB of Chicago Working Paper No. 2020-21, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3716461 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3716461

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