30 June 2016 – The financial crisis of 2008 and ensuing waves of regulation have led to significant changes in the global Repo market. Traditionally an inter-dealer market, this key lending tool has become one of the biggest casualties of the Basel III capital rules. According to the latest International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) survey, the volume of Repos and reverse Repos outstanding in the European market shrank in size by 21% between June 2007 and December 2015.