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Bank of England: Basel III regulation hurts repo for smaller asset...

By Shobha Prabhu Naik. A working paper written by Antonis Kotidis and Neeltje van Horen, staff for the Bank of England, has identified that the...

Mark Carney says bitcoin has ‘pretty much failed’ as money

Speaking at Regents University on 19 February, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, said bitcoin, “has pretty much failed” on providing...

Bank of England warns of risks in fast fixed income markets

By TheDESK Chris Salmon, executive director for markets at the Bank of England has warned that risk management techniques need to develop to handle the...

Bank of England maintains stock levels of government and corporate bonds

By Flora McFarlane. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to maintain the stock of government bond purchases at £435 billion and...

CME Group to offer futures and options on Treasuries repo financing...

By Flora McFarlane. CME Group has announced that will launch futures and options based on the broad Treasuries repurchase agreement (repo) financing rate, set as...

Carney condemns fragmentation of CCPs

By Flora McFarlane. In his annual Mansion House speech on 20 June, Mark Carney argued against breaking up trading infrastructure, after the recent European Commission’s...

QE: A rush for the exit

Fixed income portfolios need to be reassessed in preparation for the end of asset purchasing programmes. Dan Barnes reports. Quantitative easing has wound up an...

Sterling dealers recommend SONIA as alternative to LIBOR

The Bank of England’s Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates – a group of major dealers active in sterling interest rate swap markets – has...

BoE sets code of conduct for repo and securities lending

A new voluntary Money Markets Code setting out the standards and best practice expected from participants in the deposit, repo and securities lending markets...

Buy-side firms warn on herding effect of QE

By Aulia Beg. Portfolio managers have expressed concern about the ‘herding’ behaviour within the investment community, resulting from central banks’ quantitative easing (QE) programmes. In a...

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