Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Treasury: Bear Stearns Collateral is mostly MBS

by Calculated Risk on 4/01/2008 10:11:00 PM

Just some more detail from the WSJ: Mortgage Securities Back Fed Loan to Bear Stearns

The securities backing a $29 billion Federal Reserve loan to Bear Stearns Cos. consist primarily of "mortgage-backed securities and related hedge investments," the Treasury Department said.
The Fed has declined to provide any underlying detail so far.
JPMorgan will take the first $1 billion in losses on the $30 billion portfolio, and the U.S. taxpayers will pay for the remaining losses (if any).