Kein Wunder das Paulson & Co momentan sehr beschäftigt sind........
FT The point of M-LEC
Since SIVs were last in the limelight, things have not improved. In fact, asset prices in SIVs have continued to slide. Take a look at this graph, published by Fitch ratings in a note to clients:
Net Asset Value, or NAV, is a measure of the amount by which the market value of a SIVs portfolio exceeds the senior debt, divided by the capital - in other words, a measure of a SIVs underlying worth after leverage.
Not only does Fitch’s graph highlight that SIV’s fortunes have steadily worsened, it also points to a growing divide. Some SIVs are in a far worse NAV situation than others. Axon Financial, managed by TPC-Axon Capital Management, has a NAV currently at 35-40 per cent. Compare to AbAcAs Investments, managed by EBI/NSM. Its net asset value (NAV) is at around 100-105 per cent.
Even if funding briefly loosened up after August, SIV NAVs are still clearly troubled.
Citi - the prime mover behind M-LEC, is a case in point. While the bank could last week declare it had funding for all its SIV CP for the next year, it couldn’t rest on its laurels: The 3 Citi SIVs Fitch rates (in total there are 7) have seen NAVs slide pretty much in line with Fitch’s graph. On September 6, Beta’s NAV was 85.3 per cent, Five’s NAV was 81.6 per cent and Sedna’s NAV was 81 per cent. One month later, on October 8, Fitch puts Beta at 75-80 per cent, Five at 70-75 per cent and Sedna at 75-80 per cent. A decline of up to 10 per cent.
>Mish is asking in Enron Accounting at Citigroup
If a fire sale of those SIVs and conduits resulted in a 25% loss, Citigroup would have net tangible assets of $25.5 billion. If a fire sale of SIVs and conduits resulted in a 41% loss in those SIVs and conduits, Citigroup would have zero net tangible assets.
M-LEC is not only about restoring confidence and making the market more transparent. It’s about restoring asset values.
> Hellasious from Sudden Debt has a related post that is also painting a very bleak picture
> Hellasious von Sudden Debt hat ebenfalls ein Post zu diesem Thema das wenig Linderung verspricht
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