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The Term Securities Lending Facility: origin, design, and effects

Frank M. Keane, Michael Fleming () and Warren Hrung ()

Current Issues in Economics and Finance, 2009, issue feb

Abstract: The Federal Reserve launched the Term Securities Lending Facility (TSLF) in 2008 to promote liquidity in the funding markets and improve the operation of the broader financial markets. The facility increases the ability of dealers to obtain cash in the private market by enabling them to pledge securities temporarily as collateral for Treasuries, which are relatively easy to finance. The TSLF thus reduces the need for dealers to sell assets into illiquid markets as well as lessens the likelihood of a loss of confidence among lenders.

Keywords: Liquidity (Economics); Financial markets; Federal Reserve System; Treasury notes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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