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Investment Horizon and Repo in the Over-the-Counter Market

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  • Hajime Tomura

    (Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration,Hokkaido University)

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This paper presents a three-period model featuring a short-term investor and dealers in an over-the-counter bond market. A short-term investor invests cash in the short term because of a need to pay cash soon. This time constraint lowers the resale price of bonds held by a short-term investor through bilateral bargaining in an over-the-counter market. Ex-ante, this hold-up problem explains the use of a repo by a short-term investor, a positive haircut due to counterparty risk, and the fragility of a repo market. This result holds without any risk to the dividends and principals of underlying bonds or asymmetric information.

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  • Hajime Tomura, 2013. "Investment Horizon and Repo in the Over-the-Counter Market," UTokyo Price Project Working Paper Series 013, University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Economics.
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    1. 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.
    2. Abe, Naohito & Moriguchi, Chiaki & Inakura, Noriko, 2014. "The Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake on Commodity Prices: New Evidence from High-Frequency Scanner Data," Research Center for Price Dynamics Working Paper Series 12, Research Center for Price Dynamics, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.

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    Keywords

    Repo; Over-the-counter market; Securities broker-dealer; Short-term investor; Haircut.;

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    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage

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