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Vulnerabilities in the Treasuries market

 Unease is rising — as are the extreme positions taken by hedge fund

This week the doughty Financial Stability Board has also raised some red flags. In a new report issued before the G20 meeting 

The Financial Stability Implications of Leverage in Non-Bank Financial Intermediation


“presents a financial stability vulnerability because the trade is generally highly leveraged and is exposed to both changes in futures margins and changes in repo spreads”.

In plain English: if US rates swing sharply, prepare for jolts.

Gillian Tett FT 7 September 2023


FSB warns of risks posed by hedge funds’ ‘hidden leverage’


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