What do Pool Delegates do?
Once whitelisted, Pool Delegates complete a Pool Delegate Profile to be published alongside their Lending Pool. This profile will include their background, their strategy for the Lending Pool, and the target yield. Pool Delegates will be required to post Maple Tokens (MPL) to their Lending Pool to serve as a reserve of first-loss capital in the Pool and to align the Delegate's interests with Lenders.
Interested Borrowers create a Request for Quote (RFQ) for a loan on Maple. The RFQs are funneled to Pool Delegates who initiate conversations on terms and due diligence requirements. This involves a review of the Borrower's reputation, management background, and fund strategy. Pool Delegates may also request Borrowers provide a statement of current positions or NAV for confidential review. The Borrower's RFQ will propose terms and the Pool Delegate may make a counter-offer.
Once an agreement is reached between Borrower and Pool Delegate, the Borrower will create the on-chain loan request and the Pool Delegate will be able to approve a transfer of funds from their designated Lending Pool.
While overseeing their Lending Pool, Pool Delegates should be mindful of maintaining a sufficient stablecoin balance in the Lending Pool to enable withdrawals by Lenders.
If a Borrower misses their repayments, their collateral can be liquidated by the Maple smart contracts after a five day grace period by being sent to an AMM. For less liquid collateral or large amounts that would incur slippage, the collateral may be sold OTC to get the best price before the proceeds are transferred back to the Lending Pool.