JPM Archive

Reinhart got it right

[Skip to the end] I hadn’t noticed this back then, but Vince got it right: The Fed purchased the $30 billion of securities from JPM/Bear Stearns, with JPM agreeing that if there were any net losses it would be responsible for the first $1 billion. It’s very odd that the Fed would ...Read More

The $30 billion of Bear Stearns secs were sold to the Fed

[Skip to the end] Doesn’t look like a funding operation. Looks like JPM sold the Bear Stearns securities to the Fed and retained a first loss piece: Text in JP Morgan’s 10Q: “Concurrent with the closing of the merger, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (the “FRBNY”) will take control, through ...Read More