Choudhry, Moorad REPO Handbook

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REPO Handbook

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The book features an introduction to the structure and mechanics of repo, institutional practices and real-world examples. In addition the content includes necessary supplementary material such as bank asset and liability management, trading techniques, and a range of other applications of value in the global money markets. Repo markets play a pivotal role in the world's economy. The Repo Handbook is the definitive, comprehensive guide to this most important element of the global debt capital markets. It describes the use, motivations and mechanics of the repo instrument, and features invaluable coverage of specific country markets and institutions. The reader is taken through classic repo, sell/buy backs and structured repo, as well as additional products such as the total return swap and securities lending. As important is the treatment of related areas, such as money markets, banking asset & liability management and the implied repo rate, vital to a full understanding of repo. This book is the ultimate guide for bankers, repo traders and salespersons, money market participants, corporate treasurers, debt finance professionals and is organized into three parts: Part I covers the repo instrument, and examines repo mechanics and use of repo. There is also a look at selected country repo markets around the world. Part II of the book considers the institutional treatment of repo, with chapters on risk, netting, accounting, and legal issues. There is also a chapter on equity repo. Part III looks at basis trading and the implied repo rate. This includes results of original research on the gilt bond basis, presented in accessible style.

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What is a REPO? A REPO is essentially a secured loan, where collateral is sold with a price and date fixed for its re-purchase. Although in classic REPO full legal title to the collateral is transferred to the buyer, economic benefit of the collateral is retained by the seller. Thus REPO trades as a money market instrument. Repurchase agreements originated in arrangements between the US Federal Reserve Bank and the Money Market, but are now around the world. REPOs range in maturity from overnight to one year or even longer, and are an essential part of the debt capital markets. The UK government allowed gilts to be traded on the REPO market in 1996.

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Moorad Choudhry is Head of Treasury at KBC Financial Products (UK) Limited in London. Previously he worked in structured finance at JPMorgan Chase Bank, and as a sterling bond trader at ABN Amro Hoare Govett Limited and Hambros Bank Limited. Dr Choudhry is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, London Metropolitan University, and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Mathematical Trading and Finance, CASS Business School. He is also a Fellow of the Securities Institute.

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