The Financial Times reported on FICC’s GCF Repo Index in its November 4 online edition. The article, which included examples of the interactive charts and graphs that are part of the index, states that the index “brings some much needed transparency to the global repo market.”
It also notes that, “Unlike the rates provided by other data distributors, the [GCF Repo Index] represents a weighted average of all General Collateral Finance Repurchase Agreements in US government securities. It’s therefore a much clearer indicator of overall repo financing costs.”
To read the entire article, go to the Financial Times’ Alphaville webpage (ftalphaville.com/blog) and enter “GCF Repo” into the search engine.