US mutual funds pulled back from repo market in Q2

Counterparty Radar: Cash borrowing fell to lowest level since 2020; JP Morgan remains top dealer

Portioning off cash

US mutual funds sharply reduced their reliance on short-term borrowing in the second quarter of this year, stepping back from the repo market, as the US Federal Reverse raised interest rates and began quantitative tightening to combat soaring inflation.

Cash borrowing dropped nearly 30% from $53 billion in the first quarter to $37 billion – the lowest level since the beginning of 2020, when this data became available. The combined value of all repo transactions – cash borrowing and lending –

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