Items Tagged with 'Off-balance-sheet'

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  • Dude, where's my liquidity?

    PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is planning to buy up newly issued loans and package them into bonds. A posting at Bloomberg has the scoop today. The conduit arm of PennyMac would buy the mortgage loans as short-term investments. It sounds promising in terms of short-term funding, but the question remains whether this conduit vehicle will last: Has the industry already forgotten the short-lived MLEC dreams?
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  • $150bn of Assets May Return to BofA's Balance Sheet in 2010

    Bank of America [stock BAC][/stock] may soon bring some $150bn of off-balance-sheet assets back onto its balance in Q110 with the implementation of a new accounting rule, FAS 167, potentially pressuring its capital reserves. Of the assets the bank says it may bring to its balance sheet, home equity conduits account for an estimated $12bn, while card securitizations account for $85bn, and other variable interest entities make up the remaining $53bn, according to an equity research note by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods' (KBW) Jefferson Harralson.
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  • Wall Street Execs Weigh in on Securitization Accounting

    In plain English, much of the securitization model that has fueled the modern mortgage market is tied to what's known as a Qualifying Special Purpose Entity -- or QSPE for short, and often called "the Q" in industry slang. QPSEs receive off-balance sheet treatment, or "sale accounting" treatment, that has largely enabled much of the growth in modern secondary markets.
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