Monthly Archives: April 2012

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A new entry to the repo underworld

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To Lehman Brothers’ repo 105′s and Lee Farkas’ repo fakes, we can now add Barclays’ repo stars. All are transactions viewed by regulators as trickery and deceit. Stars are explained in “Global taxation: Fiscal frustrations” by Megan Murphy and Jeff Gerth, … Continue reading

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News round-up: Turmoil in shadow banking

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RepoWatch recommends the following reports. Search for the topics that interest you: Accounting, Collateral, DataWatch, Finding a fix, International repo, Money market funds, Securities lending, Securitization, Shadow banking, and Tri-party repo. Items are arranged chronologically, within topics that are listed alphabetically. … Continue reading