This Week's Top Stories

October 24 2019
We’re generally positive on blockchain-inspired solutions for collateral, securities lending and repo, but they’ve been slow to gain traction in part because existing platforms are also pretty efficient. In Asia however, a different starting point and multiple currencies may mean that a pan-Asian collateral basket traded as a stablecoin or token could help the region leapfrog in deepening market liquidity.
October 23 2019
Last month’s repo market turmoil in the US brought the idea of a Standing Repo Facility (SRF) back into the spotlight. Ahead of our Rates & Repo 2019 conference, we spoke with panelist David Andolfatto, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, about how the SRF could have avoided the “bad optics”.