FSB – Global Securities Financing Data Collection and Aggregation: Frequently Asked Questions

April 12, 2021 – Securities financing transactions such as securities lending and repurchase agreements play a crucial role in supporting price discovery and secondary market liquidity; however, such transactions can also be used to take on leverage, and can lead to maturity and liquidity mismatched exposures and can pose risks to financial stability. FSB issued policy recommendations to address stability risks in SFTs in August 2013. In November 2015, the FSB developed standards and processes for collecting and aggregating global data on SFTs (SFT Data Standards). To facilitate the implementation of the standards, the FSB has developed reporting guidelines. Drawing on practical experience, the FSB is providing these FAQs to promote a common approach and to further help national implementation of the SFT Data Standards. The FAQs will continue to be updated as market practices evolve.

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