“Financial Market Infrastructure”

In the eleventh chapter of “Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis,” Darrell Duffie argues that central clearing parties administering tri-party repurchase agreements cannot be resolved under current bankruptcy law, including recent provisions under the Dodd-Frank act. He argues that

a financial institution should not operate key financial market infrastructure backed by the same capital that supports much more discretionary forms of risk-taking, such as speculative trading or general lending.