Trouble in US repo markets, Draghi helps Lagarde gain her footing, and OMFIF’s latest Bulletin

Banking, Comment, Finance — By on October 5, 2019 at 10:35 AM

Trouble in US repo markets, Draghi helps Lagarde gain her footing, and OMFIF’s latest Bulletin


Latest opinion and analysis from OMFIF around the world

30 September-4 October 2019, Vol.10 Ed.40
Most-Read Commentary
Trouble in US repo markets: There are many reasons that might explain the mid-September squeeze in the US overnight funding market, but all come down to initiating a race to hoard cash, write Daniel Tenengauzer and John Velis. Whether it was the government needing to meet its payroll, or an investor financing an IPO, it was one dollar too many.

Draghi helps Lagarde gain her footing: Mario Draghi, the departing ECB president, has done his successor Christine Lagarde a good turn. His contested September easing measures give Lagarde time to forge her own path through a strategic review of monetary policy, without the need for immediate action, writes Mark Sobel. Read more.

The Bulletin

Bugs in the system: The latest edition of OMFIF’s quarterly magazine, The Bulletin, focuses on cybersecurity and the steps that public policy-makers must take to defend themselves and the private financial institutions they supervise from the burgeoning and potentially globally disruptive threat of large-scale cyber attacks. Read more.


Impact investing – Scaling the market and promoting a universal framework: On Thursday 10 October in London, Neil Gregory, the IFC’s chief thought leadership officer, will lead an OMFIF roundtable discussion on the promise of impact investing and the importance of developing a robust taxonomy for global investors. Read more.


Digital SDR to enhance payment systems: People are looking for faster, more transparent and inexpensive cross-border payment methods, write Bejoy Das Gupta and Miles Au Yeung. One way to facilitate such payments would be the use of a digital composite asset of stable value, or ‘eSDR’, based on the IMF’s special drawing right. Read more.

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