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Securities Lending and Repos, Instruments and Strategies for Excess Return, by Ralf Hohmann

The aim of this book is to present different manifestations and conventional transactions with securities lending and repos. Securities lending as a way of short selling is not only suitable for hedging cash market positions, it is also an essential prerequisite for valuing options on the futures market. Their valuation according to the option price theory is theoretically not possible without securities lending. If, at the same time, no derivatives are traded on the market as a substitute, the valuation of a portfolio of cash and futures market positions is difficult to practice. This is unacceptable for the annual financial statements of banks, insurance companies and other capital collection agencies. With securities lending and repos, returns can be achieved with selected strategies that are above the risk-free interest rate for corresponding maturities. Market participants use differential arbitrage and compensatory arbitrage with different interest rates and premiums on the market to achieve excess returns. This is not pure short selling. Interest rates and premiums in the market should theoretically strive towards equilibrium through these transactions. Market participants thus promote market efficiency, and the resulting changes in premiums and interest rates benefit all market participants. This book targets finance professionals working in capital markets and wanting to expand their knowledge of the topic
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1. Prologue -- Chapter 2. Introduction and Course of the Investigation -- Chapter 3. Forms of Securities Lending and Repo -- Chapter 4. Strategies With Securities Lending and Repos -- Chapter 5. Summary and Outlook -- Chapter 6. Epilogue
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (52 pages)
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