Illuminated Data: SFTR May Reach Too Far

Flashlight SFTR

Shadow banking, the ominous term for non-banking financial intermediaries that facilitate credit across the global financial system but are not subject to the same regulations, is an opaque marketplace that continues to surge despite being one of the drivers of the 2008 financial crisis. As regulators attempt to shed light on the markets responsible for the demise of Lehman Brothers, securities financing transaction (SFT) industry participants say the Securities Financing Transaction Regulation

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