Rehypothecation "driver of contagion" during crisis

Rehypothecation of client assets was one of the “dominant drivers of contagion” during the financial crisis, amplifying the market turmoil in the wake of the Lehman Brothers collapse, the Senior Supervisors' Group (SSG) has concluded.

The body, consisting of financial regulators from the US, Japan, Germany, France, the UK, Canada and Switzerland, made the assertion in its Risk Management Lessons from the Global Banking Crisis of 2008 report, issued as a follow-up to its first survey published in

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