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Developments in the global securities lending market

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  • Dive, Matthew

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    (Bank of England)

  • Hodge, Ronan

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    (Bank of England)

  • Jones, Catrin

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    (Bank of England)

  • Purchase, James

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    (Bank of England)

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    Securities lending plays an important role in supporting financial markets. For example, it can improve market liquidity, potentially reducing the cost of trading and increasing market efficiency. But by increasing the interconnections between institutions it can pose potential risks to financial stability, which are exacerbated by a lack of transparency in the securities lending market. Since the onset of the financial crisis, market participants have attempted to address some of these risks, and fundamental changes to market infrastructure are being discussed, such as the use of central counterparties. New regulations under way to improve the resilience of the financial system may also impact both the risks to financial stability from securities lending and its benefits.

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    Article provided by Bank of England in its journal Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 51 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 224-233

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    1. Manmohan Singh & James Aitken, 2010. "The (Sizable) Role of Rehypothecation in the Shadow Banking System," IMF Working Papers 10/172, International Monetary Fund.
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    1. Manmohan Singh, 2011. "Velocity of Pledged Collateral," IMF Working Papers 11/256, International Monetary Fund.

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