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Re‐Use of Collateral in the Repo Market

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  • LUCAS MARC FUHRER
  • BASIL GUGGENHEIM
  • SILVIO SCHUMACHER

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This paper introduces a methodology to estimate the re‐use of collateral based on actual transaction data. With a comprehensive data set from the Swiss franc repo market we are able to provide the first systematic study on the re‐use of collateral. We find that re‐using collateral was most popular prior to the financial crisis when roughly 10% of the outstanding interbank volume was secured with re‐used collateral. Furthermore, we show that the re‐use of collateral increases with the scarcity of collateral. By giving an estimate of the collateral re‐use and explaining its drivers, the paper contributes to the on‐going debate on collateral availability.

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  • Lucas Marc Fuhrer & Basil Guggenheim & Silvio Schumacher, 2016. "Re‐Use of Collateral in the Repo Market," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 48(6), pages 1169-1193, September.
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    1. Ferrari, Massimo & Guagliano, Claudia & Mazzacurati, Julien, 2017. "Collateral scarcity premia in euro area repo markets," ESRB Working Paper Series 55, European Systemic Risk Board.
    2. Silvio Schumacher, 2016. "Networks and lending conditions: Empirical evidence from the Swiss franc money markets," Working Papers 2016-12, Swiss National Bank.
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    4. Fuhrer, Lucas Marc, 2018. "Liquidity in the repo market," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 84(C), pages 1-22.
    5. Vincent Maurin & Cyril Monnet & Piero Gottardi, 2016. "A Theory of Repurchase Agreement, Collateral Re-use, and Repo Intermediation," 2016 Meeting Papers 417, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    6. Bank for International Settlements, 2015. "Central bank operating frameworks and collateral markets," CGFS Papers, Bank for International Settlements, number 53.
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    • D47 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Market Design
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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