Next up, the FTT impact on securities lending: also not good

Given the rumblings, we would be surprised if the ill-advised Financial Transactions Tax went through in anything resembling its current form; it just doesn’t work and would be massively self-defeating for the governments involved. Our post yesterday was on the impacts of the FTT on repo and debt markets. The next piece of bad news on the impacts of the proposed tax comes from SunGard, who put out an analysis yesterday using their ASTEC securities lending database.

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