Chinese AXI can work with the depository-institutions repo rate (DR) to serve as a reference credit spread for Chinese commercial banks to conduct credit pricing and risk management.
The Xinyuan Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean at Tsinghua PBCSF, Xiaoyan Zhang, said, “In recent years the Chinese government has made progressive efforts to promote the opening-up of its capital market. A Chinese AXI would be an important additional step towards market transparency. We are pleased to leverage our expertise and insights at the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University, in the development of the Chinese AXI White Paper. With the continued progress of the interest rate liberalization in China, especially the implementation of the depository-institutions repo rate as the benchmark interest rate, the Chinese AXI can serve as a reference credit spread for commercial banks to conduct credit pricing and risk management. Regulators and other market participants can also use AXI as indicators to gauge the funding costs for Chinese commercial banks.”
Chief Executive Officer of SOFR Academy, Marcus Burnett, said, “I am delighted about the publication of the Chinese AXI White Paper. We are grateful to Professor Zhang and her academic collaborators at Tsinghua University’s PBC School of Finance who are very well positioned to complete this work. Given China’s deepening economic and financial linkages to the United States and the rest of the world, the Chinese AXI may be helpful for a wide range of market participants and policymakers. It is also interesting to note that the majority of recent Chinese commercial bank funding transactions are occurring around the 2–3-year maturity point, which is a trend consistent with large U.S. Banks and quantified through US-Dollar AXI.
Chinese AXI Lecture for PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University | Professor Darrell Duffie
Darrell Duffie, The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance at the Graduate School of Business, and professor by courtesy, Department of Economics, Stanford University, has been on the finance faculty at Stanford since receiving his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1984. Duffie is also a Resident Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Views expressed in the Chinese AXI Lecture are not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York or the Federal Reserve System. Duffie has no equity or financial interest in SOFR Academy, Invesco Indexing LLC or Invesco Ltd.
Tsinghua / SOFR Academy Chinese AXI Press Release is available here.
The Chinese AXI White Paper [English] is available for download here.
The Chinese AXI Update (January 2023) which includes Chinese FXI [English] is available for download here.
The Chinese AXI White Paper [Chinese] is available for download here.
The Tsinghua University PBCSF Chinese AXI White Paper webpage [Chinese] is available here.
The People’s Bank of China, ‘Participating in International Benchmark Interest Rate Reform and Improving China’s Benchmark Interest Rate System’ is available here.
Stanford University Professor Darrell Duffie AXI lecture for Tsinghua University WeChat link here and livestream replay link here.
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