ECB published results of the September 2019 survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets. The September 2019 survey collected qualitative information on changes between June and August 2019. The results are based on responses from a panel of 28 large banks, comprising 14 euro area banks and 14 banks with head offices outside the euro area. ECB also published guidelines and detailed data series related to the survey.
The results reveal that overall credit terms offered to counterparties remained, on balance, broadly unchanged between June and August 2019 in both the securities financing market and the OTC derivatives market. However, price terms for sovereigns and insurance companies tightened. Additionally, non-price terms for banks and dealers and investment funds tightened. A deterioration in liquidity conditions and in the financial strength of counterparties were the main drivers underlying this tightening. Looking ahead, a small net percentage of respondents expect overall terms to ease for most counterparty types over the next three months. Respondents reported that all counterparty types, except hedge funds, had intensified their efforts to negotiate more favorable price and non-price terms over the past three months.
Regarding the provision of finance collateralized by euro-denominated securities, the maximum amount and maturity of funding continued to decline, especially for funding secured with government bonds. Financing rates or spreads decreased for funding secured with most types of collateral, in particular for convertible securities and corporate bonds. Demand for funding continued its declining trend across all types of collateral, notably equities. For most types of collateral, overall demand for funding has now fallen in more than four consecutive reference periods. For non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives, initial margin requirements increased somewhat, while liquidity and trading deteriorated slightly for interest rate, equity, and foreign exchange derivatives.
The Eurosystem conducts a quarterly qualitative survey on credit terms and conditions in euro-denominated securities financing transaction and OTC derivatives markets. The survey covers changes in credit terms and conditions over three-month reference periods ending in February, May, August, and November. The survey questions are grouped into three sections counterparty types, securities financing, and non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives. The questions focus on how terms have tightened or eased over the past three months, regardless of longer-term norms, why they have changed, and expectations for the future.
Keywords: Europe, EU, Banking, Insurance, Securities, Survey Results, OTC Derivatives, Credit Terms and Legal Conditions, Securities Financing Transactions, Margin Requirements, ECB
Previous ArticleESMA Publishes Market Share Figures for Credit Rating Agencies in EU
The Bank of England (BoE) published a consultation paper on approach to setting minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL), an operational guide on executing bail-in, and a statement from the Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) is seeking preliminary input on standardization of the proportionality assessment methodology for credit institutions and investment firms.
Certain regulatory authorities in the US are extending period for completion of the review of certain residential mortgage provisions and for publication of notice disclosing the determination of this review until December 20, 2021.
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) published the policy statement PS18/21, which introduces an amendment in the definition of "higher paid material risk taker" in the Remuneration Part of the PRA Rulebook.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its annual report on asset encumbrance in banking sector.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a methodological guide to mystery shopping.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released a letter to authorized deposit-taking institutions to provide an update on key policy settings for the capital framework reforms, which will come into effect from January 01, 2023.
The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a report that assesses the business continuity planning activities of financial market infrastructures or FMIs.
The Bank of England (BoE) published questions and answers (Q&A) on OSCA to BEEDS migration for statistical reporting as well a presentation from the project overview session held with statistical reporters.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) is consulting on a technical amendment to the Basel Framework to reflect a new process reviewing the global systemically important bank (G-SIB) assessment methodology.