|Docs||Global Master Repurchase Agreement and Master Repurchase Agreement. Vague where it needs to be and not heavily negotiated.||3|
|Amendability||Bilateral, so yes, in theory — but would you, unless MiFID changed and you had to? No.||2|
|Collateral||Yes. Generally cash.||0|
|Leverage||Fully cash collateralised, so nope.||0|
|Fright-o-meter||Sorry: not going to get hearts racing. You can’t even short with them.||1|
What is a repo?
Structure: Repos are structured as a spot DVP sale at market, and a later DVP repurchase, also at market, of the same securities (hence, “repurchase”). In any case there is always a cash leg — by which the “Buyer” pays for the govvies — and a securities leg — by which the Seller delivers them. Contrast that with a stock loan where both the Loan and the Collateral leg are physical settlements of securities.
Term: Repo trades are usually very short term, typically overnight.
Does a repo count as borrowed money?
3. Initiation; Confirmation; Termination
4. Margin Maintenance
5. Income Payments
6. Payment and Transfer
7. Contractual Currency
10. Events of Default
11. Tax Event
13. Single Agreement
14. Notices and Other Communications
15. Entire Agreement; Severability
16. Non assignability; Termination
17. Governing Law
18. No Waivers, etc.
19. Waiver of immunity
21. Third Party Rights
EA 1. Scope (Equity Annex)
EA 2. Interpretation (Equity Annex)
EA 3. Income Payments (Equity Annex)
EA 4. Corporate actions and voting
EA 5. Transfer (Equity Annex)