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Repurchase Agreement (Repo) Program


Treasury will invest excess operating cash through reverse repurchase transactions (repos). The Repo Program is an investment opportunity offered to Treasury Tax and Loan (TT&L) depositaries and is designed to supplement existing investment alternatives available through the Treasury Investment Program. The program is operated by Treasury based on its legal authority codified at Title 31 U.S.C. Section 323.

In March 2006, Treasury began to invest excess funds through reverse repos as part of a one year pilot program. During the pilot Treasury invested an average of $2.7 billion daily.

Program Characteristics

  • Repo investments will typically occur daily at approximately 9:15 a.m. ET.

  • Repo investments are generally limited to overnight investments.

  • Treasury estimates the daily offering amount will usually be within a range of $500 million to $6 billion.

  • The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis administers the Repo Program as Fiscal Agent for the Treasury.



  • To see a flow chart of the Treasury Repo Investment process, flow chartPDF File for Treasury Repo Investment Flow Chart

TT&L depositaries interested in becoming participants in the Repo Program should contact:

Director of the Investment Management Division: Thompson Sawyer
Phone: (202) 874-7150
E-mail: Thompson.Sawyer@fms.treas.gov


Updated March 14, 2014
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