Repo Transaction

A repo transaction is a transaction in which an asset – typically a security – is sold on one date and then repurchased at a predetermined later date.

Agreements governing repo transactions are known as repurchase agreements and reverse purchase agreements, depending on which side of the transaction the agreement holder is on.

A repurchase agreement is an agreement in which the seller of a security agrees to repurchase the security on a specific future date.

A reverse purchase agreement is an agreement in which the buyer of a security agrees to sell the security back to the seller on a specific future date.

Repo transactions carried out in Swiss francs are tracked by 15 repo transaction indexes included in the Swiss Reference Rates (SRR) published by the SIX Swiss Exchange. The SARON index tracks overnight average repo transaction rates for Swiss franc transactions.

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