Monthly Report on Credit and Liquidity Programs
and the Balance Sheet
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Information about Closed and Expired Credit and Liquidity Facilities and Programs
During the financial crisis that emerged during the summer of 2007, the Federal Reserve took a number of important steps aimed at providing liquidity to important financial markets and institutions to support overall financial stability. Financial stability is a critical prerequisite for achieving sustainable economic growth, and all of the Federal Reserve’s actions were directed toward achieving the Federal Reserve’s statutory monetary policy objectives. Specifically, the Federal Reserve implemented a number of programs designed to support the liquidity of financial institutions and foster improved conditions in financial markets, and also extended credit to certain specific institutions and committed to extend credit to support systemically important financial firms. Broad-based facilities were open to participants that met clearly outlined eligibility criteria; participation in them reflected the severe market disruptions during the financial crisis and generally did not reflect participants’ financial weakness.
As financial conditions improved, the need for the broad-based facilities dissipated, and most were closed in 2010. Specifically, on February 1, 2010, the Federal Reserve closed the AMLF, CPFF, the PDCF, and the TSLF. On April 26, 2010, all remaining commercial paper holdings of the CPFF matured, and the CPFF LLC was dissolved on August 30, 2010, following the payment of expenses and the termination or expiration of existing contractual agreements. Also in April 2010, the credit extended through the last Term Auction Facility (TAF) auction in March matured, marking the close of that facility.
The temporary liquidity swap arrangements between the Federal Reserve and other FCBs also expired on February 1, 2010. However, the Federal Reserve re-established temporary liquidity swap arrangements with a group of FCBs in May 2010 and subsequently authorized further extensions of these arrangements, which enabled the FCBs to offer U.S. dollar liquidity to financial institutions in their jurisdictions. These arrangements are currently authorized through February 1, 2013. In November 2011, as a contingency measure, the FOMC agreed to establish temporary bilateral liquidity swap arrangements with five FCBs. Information related to these arrangements can be found in the body of this report.
As part of AIG’s Recapitalization plan, completed on January 14, 2011, AIG fully repaid the amount outstanding under the revolving credit facility, including all accrued interest and fees, extended by the Federal Reserve; the Federal Reserve received the full amount, including all accrued dividends, of the preferred interests in AIA Aurora LLC and ALICO Holdings LLC; and the Federal Reserve’s commitment to lend any further funds to the company was terminated. Additional information can be found in the body of this report.
The Federal Reserve followed sound risk-management practices in administering all of these programs, incurred no credit losses on programs that have been wound down, and expects to incur no credit losses on the few remaining programs. The Federal Reserve is committed to transparency and has previously provided extensive aggregate information on its liquidity and credit programs in this and other reports. Background information about the closed and expired facilities previously included in this appendix, as well as detailed information on individual loans under the TAF and PDCF, including the identities of borrowers and descriptions of pledged collateral; detailed information on the commercial paper purchased by the CPFF, including the identities of issuers and the issuers’ parents/sponsors; detailed information on AMLF loans, including the identities of money market mutual funds (MMMFs) that sold asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) that was used as AMLF collateral; and information about the support provided to AIG, Citigroup, and Bank of America, is available on the Federal Reserve’s public website. This detailed data can be downloaded in multiple formats at www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/reform_transaction.htm. Information about the single-tranche 28-day term repurchase agreements announced on March 7, 2008, and conducted by the Federal Reserve between March and December 2008 are available at www.newyorkfed.org/markets/fast_facts_stomo.html.
Historical data related to these facilities, previously reported on the H.4.1 statistical release, “Factors Affecting Reserve Balances of Depository Institutions and Condition Statement of Federal Reserve Banks,” which includes the weekly publication of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, is available through the Data Download Program, available at www.federalreserve.gov/datadownload. The Data Download Program provides interactive access to Federal Reserve statistical data in a variety of formats. For prior editions of this report and other resources, please visit the Board’s public website at www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/clbsreports.htm.