Euroclear releases Collateral Highway volume data

Reported by Securities Lending Times

Euroclear’s Collateral Highway releases first results
12 February 2013
In its first recorded results, Euroclear’s global “Collateral Highway” used €700 billion of securities as collateral each day by the year-end of 2012.

The Collateral Highway links commercial and investment banks, supranationals, central banks, central counterparties and other capital market infrastructure providers across time zones and markets.

Euroclear’s global Collateral Highway mobilised €700 billion of collateralised transactions each day by year-end 2012, a year when the repo market contracted by 14 percent according to ICMA and the European Repo Council.

Launched in July 2012, the Collateral Highway has no direct year-over-year comparison data. In 2011, Euroclear Bank’s triparty collateral management and Euroclear UK & Ireland’s delivery-by-value services achieved the equivalent of €503 billion per day.

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