Five Important Changes to the Repo Market Every Investor Should Know About

Repo no longer lives in isolation.

Boston, May 27, 2020 –The repurchase agreement (repo) market is undergoing an intense period of change driven by innovation, regulations, and competition. The combining of repo, securities lending, and collateral management represents a convergence toward a single view of the use of collateral inside an organization and has evolved into a single competency area. Buy-side and sell-side firms are positioned to benefit from the repo market’s evolution, particularly in times of heightened volatility.

This Impact Report focuses on five areas linked to the evolution and electronification of the repo market and what investors might expect to see going forward. It is based on Aite Group interviews of 14 technology firms between August 2019 and February 2020 conducted to gain a better understanding of the market structure of repos, the progression and adoption of new solutions aimed at addressing some of the shortcomings of the market, and the challenges that remain. 

This 30-page Impact Report contains eight figures and three tables. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report, the corresponding charts, and the Executive Impact Deck.

This report mentions BlackRock Inc., Bloomberg LP, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Broadway Technology LLC, Calypso Technology, CME Group, DTCC, Eurex Exchange, FIS Inc., GLMX Technologies LLC, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), ION Investment Group, MarketAxess Holdings Inc., MTS Markets (LSEG), Murex, Tradeweb Markets Inc., and TP ICAP.  

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