Term For Reverse Repurchase Agreement

Prior to the 2008 financial crisis, repurchase operations were used to optimize the supply of reserves to the banking system and to maintain the key rate around the FOMC target for funds. Currently, the desk conducts overnight and long-term repurchase operations to support effective policy implementation and the smooth operation of short-term U.S. dollar financing markets. Resp transactions are carried out with primary broker counterparties for a pre-announced amount, a minimum bid rate and a maximum individual proposal limit, all available on the “Operational Details” page. The re-board operations take place in three forms: indicated delivery, tri-party and detention (where the “selling” party maintains the guarantee during the life of the pension). The third form (Hold-in-custody) is quite rare, especially in development-oriented markets, due in part to the risk that the seller may intervene before the transaction is completed and that the buyer will not be able to recover the guarantees issued as collateral for the transaction. The first form – the indicated delivery – requires the delivery of a predetermined loan at the beginning and maturity of the contract. Tri-Party is essentially a form of trading basket and allows a wider range of instruments in the basket or pool. In the case of a tripartite repurchase transaction, a third-party agent or bank is placed between the “seller” and the buyer. The third party retains control of the securities that are the subject of the agreement and processes payments made by the “seller” to the buyer. Treasury or treasury bonds, corporate and treasury bonds, government bonds and equities can all be used as “guarantees” in a repurchase transaction. However, unlike a secured loan, the right to securities is transferred from the seller to the buyer.

Coupons (interest payable to the owner of the securities) that mature while the pension buyer owns the securities are usually passed directly on the seller of securities. This may seem counter-intuitive, given that the legal ownership of the guarantees during the pension agreement belongs to the purchaser. Rather, the agreement could provide that the buyer will receive the coupon, with the money to be paid in the event of a buyback being adjusted as compensation, although this is rather typical of the sale/buyback.