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May 4, 2012

Heat's on Triparty Repos

“U.S. bank regulators are turning up the heat on the financial industry to reduce risk in an obscure but massive corner of the credit market known as triparty repos, where many large institutions get funding for their trading businesses.

This $1.7 trillion market came under deep duress during the 2008 financial crisis and the Federal Reserve has been pressing big players—most notably Bank of New York Mellon Corp. and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.—to reduce their exposure to the market.

Fed supervisors have been pushing the big banks to invest more aggressively in the technology to help reduce their risks.”

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