Free Subscription to CFO Magazine

Capital Markets

You are here: Home : Topics A-Z : Capital Markets

Repos Come Under Fire

Structured-finance repo collateral may create significant liquidity risks.

September 1, 2012

Repos, or repurchase agreements, are a key source of short-term financing for Wall Street banks and other financial institutions, and they are under scrutiny once again for being fraught with risk. A Fitch Ratings report in August found a significant weak point in repo markets, a part of the "shadow banking" system that finances trillions of dollars in banks' trading activities. Read more...

Follow this topic

More Capital Markets Articles

  • Banks Behaving Badly

    Scandals have tarnished the reputation of banks to the point where some experts are calling their viability into question. September 1, 2012

  • Warming Signs?

    The freeze in small-business financing may be starting to thaw, as bank loans pick up and equity options proliferate. September 1, 2012

  • Start Spreading the News

    How can a company tell a compelling story about its stock to the right analysts and investors? September 1, 2012

  • Budget Busters

    It takes a lot of hard work to dismantle the budgeting process. September 1, 2012

  • Let's Stand By the Dividend: Treasurer

    If the Bush Tax Cuts expire, will it hurt the share price of a company that pays a large, regular dividend? In another edition of the Treasurer's Inbox, a treasurer explains to a CFO why there's no need to worry. August 31, 2012

  • Money Market Reform Fight Not Over Yet

    Despite a setback at the SEC, U.S. regulators are still committed to imposing more regulation on a popular holding place for corporate cash. August 29, 2012

  • Financing a Company the Startup Way

    Self-funding capital needs by aggressively managing cash and front-loading revenues – thereby removing the need for outside equity capital – is an attractive way to finance a business's growth. August 28, 2012

  • When Your Banker Tells You Goodbye

    European banks have offloaded more than billions of euros worth of unwanted loans since 2010. Where does that leave the corporate borrower? August 17, 2012

  • The Real Reason Companies Aren't Investing, Round Two

    Investors don–t expect robust returns, and businesses, unfortunately, are complying. August 9, 2012

Related White Papers

» More Related White Papers

advertisement

Business Solutions Center

» More Business Solutions Center Links

advertisement