Greater diversity of players on Asia repo markets

Both global and regionally focused players looking to capture growing Asia repo market

aaron-woolner

Repo has traditionally been the domain of major global dealers working the European and US markets – Asia lagged well behind in the use of this financial tool and banks originating from the region were nowhere to be seen. This is starting to change: Asia-domiciled and regionally focused players now take part in nearly a third of the region's repo transactions.

"Everybody is going after the same clients [in Asia] and regional firms are disintermediating global firms to a certain extent and are in