Finadium Report: Analysis from the US Rates & Repo 2017 Conference

Finadium Report: Analysis from the US Rates & Repo 2017 Conference

Finadium has documented the questions and feedback from our November 1, 2017 Rates & Repo event in New York as a research report. The event drew 145 attendees, with 34% coming from the buy-side, 45% from service providers including banks and brokers, and the remaining 21% from a mix of regulators, consultants, press, vendors and exchange/infrastructure providers.

Following our Finadium Investors in Securities Lending Conference in New York in April 2017, we found a strong demand from the buy-side for more content on cash investing and repo. Given the large amount of information to cover in the securities lending market, we were unable to find a way to adequately cover cash and repo in the same event. As a result, we decided to create a second event to deliver this information to the market, again with a focus on the buy-side.

We collected 57 questions from this event that we use as the basis of analysis for this report, plus commentary from 29 attendees who completed our post-conference feedback survey. We look at common themes across the questions and feedback to identify patterns of concern and tie these back to the conclusions that emerged from the conference.

This report will serve as a reference for attendees and research clients to understand the state of the short-term investments market in 2017. It should be read by buy-side firms looking to optimize their investment strategies in the short-term fixed income market emphasizing repo, as well as dealers and vendors looking to meet client and counterparty needs over the next year.

This report is part of the Investor Focus series, the Securities Finance, Collateral and Derivatives series and the Fixed Income series. These research subscribers can log in here to access this report. All others may visit the Finadium reports website for report details.

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