Investment Banks’ Secret Cash Cow
Nov. 23, 2018
Investment banks have made a nice little money-spinner out of a once broken trading strategy: The repo. But now that the secret is out, it risks losing its force.
Repo desk revenues at the top-12 investment banks grew 21% between 2015 and 2017, data by research firm Coalition shows, even as overall income fell 6%. Traders say they’ve become highly profitable, too.
The full article is available at https://www.wsj.com/articles/investment-banks-secret-cash-cow-1542972035