Greater diversity of players on Asia repo markets

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


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