Margin calls on insurers, pension funds stoked MMF rout – ECB

Insurers and pension providers in the eurozone likely exacerbated the run on the region’s money market funds (MMFs) in March, as they withdrew cash en masse to cover huge margin calls on derivatives triggered by Covid-induced volatility.

Researchers at the European Central Bank (ECB) found a strong correlation between MMF inflows and outflows and the variation margin (VM) payments made to and from insurance corporations and pension funds (ICPFs) related to their interest rate and currency

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.risk.net/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Risk.net account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: