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Repo Market Reform

NY Fed just released summary of conference dealing with repo market reform. Presentations are posted on their web site. See Acharya’s presentation form the summary session; he proposes a new form of MMLR, that could handle runs in the repo market. Other participants discussed the “safe harbour privilege” for repos and derivatives, arguing that … recent extensions of the “safe harbor privilege,” which gives favorable treatment to some financial contracts in bankruptcy, may have gone too far and could have contributed to financial instability.



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