FRB: SCOOS finds tightening conditions for corporate bonds, decreased demand for funding equities in Q2

The Federal Reserve Board released the Senior Credit Officer Opinion Survey on Dealer Financing Terms (SCOOS).

With respect to securities financing transactions, respondents indicated the following:

  • For high-grade corporate bonds, small net fractions of dealers reported tightening of funding terms with respect to the maximum amount of funding, haircuts, and collateral spreads for average clients, and tightening of terms with respect to collateral spreads for most-favored clients.
  • For high-yield corporate bonds, over one-fifth of respondents, on net, indicated tightening of funding terms with respect to collateral spreads for average and most-favored clients, and a small net fraction of dealers reported tighter terms with respect to haircuts for average clients.
  • For all other asset classes, terms under which various types of securities are funded remained largely unchanged.
  • On net, one-fourth of dealers reported decreased demand for funding equities. Demand for funding of other asset classes was largely unchanged.
  • Small net fractions of dealers indicated that liquidity and market functioning for high-grade corporate bond, agency RMBS, and commercial mortgage-backed securities markets deteriorated over the past three months.
  • The volume and duration of mark and collateral disputes remained largely unchanged across collateral types. A small net fraction of dealers reported that the volume of mark and collateral disputes related to lending against equities increased somewhat over the past three months.

Source

Related Posts

Previous Post
The Trade: banks hit with up to €5mn/mo in CSDR penalties as settlement rates deteriorate
Next Post
Fed DFAST stress test shows banks with strong capital levels

Related Posts

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.

Menu
X

Reset password

Create an account