The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
The Federal Reserve created the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), to help market participants meet the credit needs of households and small businesses by supporting the issuance of asset-backed securities (ABS) collateralized by auto loans, student loans, credit card loans, equipment loans, floorplan loans, insurance premium finance loans, loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration, residential mortgage servicing advances, or commercial mortgage loans. Eligible borrowers must use a primary dealer, which will act as agent for the borrower, to access the TALF and must deliver eligible collateral to the New York Fed’s custodian bank.
The following operations announcement pertains to new issue and legacy commercial mortgage-backed securities:
July 16, 2009
July 24, 2009
3-Year Maturity Date:
July 24, 2012
5-Year Maturity Date:
July 24, 2014
July 16, 2009 1:00 p.m. ET
July 16, 2009 3:00 p.m. ET
20.00 basis points
3 or 5 years
Rates will be set at 12:00 p.m. ET on July 16, 2009
Haircuts for New Issue CMBS and Base Dollar Haircuts for Legacy CMBS:
CMBS Average Life (years)
For newly issued CMBS with average lives beyond five years, collateral haircuts will increase by one percentage point for each additional year (or portion thereof) of average life beyond five years. For legacy CMBS with average lives beyond five years, base dollar haircuts will increase by one percentage point of par for each additional year (or portion thereof) of average life beyond five years. No CMBS may have an average life beyond ten years.