P2P repo platforms in bid to solve US liquidity crunch

New peer-to-peer services claim buy side is failing to reap benefits of higher volumes

Peer-to-peer platforms would allow money market funds to face off against collateral providers directly without bank intermediation

Despite a surge in US Treasuries-backed repo volume in 2017, liquidity for buy-side institutions has been hard to come by in the dealer-to-client market. Peer-to-peer repo providers, however, are claiming they can not only unlock extra liquidity for the buy side, but also do it at better prices.

Repo volume in the dealer-to-client tri-party market increased by 32% between June 2016 and the same month this year, up from $771 billion to more than $1 trillion, according to data from the Federal

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