OFR Short-term Funding Monitor - Insights

Collateral

Short-term funding markets often require that borrowers pledge securities as collateral against the possibility they may default on a loan. Types of collateral vary and can influence the rate of return charged for short-term funding and the willingness of lenders to extend such funding. The types of securities that appear as collateral can also indicate the security positions for which borrowers need financing. These charts present insights into the types of collateral used to secure funding across various short-term funding markets.

Money market fund investment holdings by asset type

Aggregate value of money market fund investment holdings broken out by asset type

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Money market funds are a type of mutual fund used for cash management by institutional and retail investors. As a group, these funds are the largest cash lenders in short-term funding markets. Money market funds provide liquidity to the markets. This liquidity allows issuers of short-term debt securities, such as corporations and governments, to roll over their financing.

This chart shows money market fund investment holdings by asset type. Large shifts in the holdings of funds between asset types can affect liquidity in markets for those securities.

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Office of Financial Research, “OFR Short-term Funding Monitor,” refreshed daily, https://www.financialresearch.gov/short-term-funding-monitor/ (accessed ).