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Investing in repos

  Michelle Price, ACT, Steve Lethaby, Clearstream... |   Free |   The Association of Corporate Treasurers |   2015 |   45 min |

With concerns about counterparty risk remaining at the top of the agenda, many treasurers are looking to repos as an alternative to traditional cash deposits. Repos provide the investor with extra protection through the ownership of collateral, but the perceived complexity of the practical arrangements have sometimes made repos a less attractive option for corporate deposits. However, with regulatory changes to MMF on the horizon, the risk of bail-in on bank deposits and the need to reduce counterparty risk an ongoing priority, corporate use of repos is increasing.

Listen back to this ACT webinar for a made simple guide to investing in repos, and find out whether repos could be the right instrument for your surplus cash.

Topics include: 

  • What are repos and what role do they play in companies' cash investment strategy? 
  • Repos as an alternative to traditional deposits • how can repos help the treasurer reduce counterparty risk? 
  • How the collateral works 
  • How is changing regulation affecting decisions about cash investments, and where do repos fit in? 
  • Managing the documentation.
Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Technical: Corporate finance & treasury management: Cash management, Intermediate
  • Management accounting: Technical: Corporate finance & treasury management: Cash management, Advanced

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Donatus Bosuh

Donatus Bosuh Jun 2022

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