Repo Collateral

Repo Collateral

In part II, Richard talks about collateral, variation margining of collateral, the difference between general collateral and specials and some repo terminology.
Overview

The assets used in repos can range from government securities to corporate bonds and mortgage-backed securities. Differences in repos can originate from the payments on collateral or the collateral itself that is used.

Key learning objectives:

  • The types of assets used in repos

  • Define the common terms associated with repos

  • Differentiate between classic repos and buy/sell backs

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Richard Comotto

Richard Comotto

Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading, consultant to the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and its European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC). Technical expert to the IMF, Asian Development Bank and Frontclear market development company on money market and repo market development in Asia and Africa.

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