What do Pool Delegates do?

Create Pool and Attract Funding

Once whitelisted, Pool Delegates complete a Pool Delegate Profile to be published alongside their Liquidity Pool. This profile will include their background, their strategy for the Liquidity Pool, and the target yield. Pool Delegates will be required to stake Maple Tokens (MPL) to their Liquidity Pool to serve as a reserve of first-loss capital in the Pool and to align the Delegate's interests with Liquidity Providers.

Assess New Borrowers

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.

Agree Terms and Fund Loan from Pool

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 Liquidity Pool.

Manage Balance in Liquidity Pool

While overseeing their Liquidity Pools, Pool Delegates should be mindful of maintaining a sufficient stablecoin balance in the Liquidity Pool to enable withdrawals by Liquidity Providers.

Assist in Special Liquidations

If a Borrower misses their repayments, their collateral can be liquidated by the Maple smart contracts after a 5 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 Liquidity Pool.