This occasional paper from ICMA’s European Repo Council (ERC)* summarises continuing work which the ERC has been engaged in, collaboratively with others including in the public sector, to develop efficient and effective collateral markets. This illustrates the ERC’s commitment to continue to guide the repo markets in providing finance to the real economy.
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Published 4 September 2014
Collateral is the new cash: the systemic risks of inhibiting collateral fluidityThe paper from ICMA’s European Repo Council* describes the increasing importance of collateral and how it effectively underpins the functioning of capital markets that provide the basis for economic growth. The paper calls for regulators to consider the impact of financial regulation on the movement of collateral, highlighting the potential systemic risks of inhibiting collateral fluidity and the negative impact this could have on the stability and efficiency of capital markets.
Published 3 April 2014
*On 4 December 2015, the name of the European Repo Council (ERC) was changed to the European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC).