Securities financing: A necessary evil for corporates and asset managers?
As consequence of the financial crisis, there is much greater risk aversion by financial- and non-financial institutions. Until recently, collateralized operations were the domain of investment banks, custodians and broker dealers, but we now see a shift towards corporates as liquidity providers.
Whether unsecured/ concentrations limits have been reached at the banks, corporates need to diversify across a more secure range of products, such as triparty repos. What will the impact be on corporates and investment managers for liquidity and collateral going forward? Would the liquidity provided by corporates be sufficient to avoid serious liquidity issues?
The workshop will review the evolution of corporates on the repo market, and the impact on triparty or bilateral operations. What hurdles remain in attracting more corporates onto this market? Are all corporates equals when it comes to regulations?