Samurai versus formosa: a tale of two bank funding markets

Louise Bowman
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The search for liquidity has driven many bank treasurers to explore greater diversification in their funding programmes.

Gina Orlins, head of long-term funding at Credit Suisse, tells Euromoney that funding from non-US currencies at the bank has grown from between $1 billion to $2 billion pre-crisis to around $6 billion today. 

In the first half of 2015 many banks have turned to the samurai market in Japan and the formosa market in Taiwan in search for funding diversification. But the difference in approach has been quite striking. 

Credit Suisse is one of a number of European banks to...