Voluntary codes of best practice can help to establish the basis on which financial markets function, ensuring trust between participants. This in turn creates an environment so that a fair, effective and transparent market can flourish and in which, by adhering to such codes, high standards of behaviour can be assured.
The code sets out such standards and the best practice expected from participants in the deposit, repo and securities lending markets in the UK. It supersedes previous guidance for participants in these markets provided by the NIPs Code, the Gilt Repo Code and the Securities Borrowing and Lending Code. By bringing these together it will more clearly establish the framework for transacting in UK money markets. The code is endorsed by the Money Markets Committee and will be updated regularly.
The Money Markets Committee has also established a Public Register of Institutions who have signed a Statement of Commitment or a Statement of Support to the Code. The purpose of the Register is to further restore trust in financial markets by making it easier to see which institutions have taken the important step of committing to the principles set out in the Code.
UK Money Markets Code: Public Register
The UK Money Markets Code Committee and the Association of Corporate Treasurers have produced this guide to promote and encourage wider adherence to the Code among the Corporate sector.