WSJ: Hedge Funds Could Make One Potential Fed Repo-Market Fix Hard to Stomach

One hurdle to a possible fix for recent volatility in the short-term cash markets: hedge funds.

As part of its stated goal of reducing repo-market volatility, the Federal Reserve is pondering lending directly to hedge funds instead of via the sponsored repo process. However, there are concerns that such a move could create political problems for the Fed, especially if it is forced to bail out a hedge fund.

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