Surveyed TARP Participants Say Over Half of Assets Are Residential Related
In a survey examining more than 400 firms’ views of participation in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), firms disclosed that 50-60% of their assets are residential related, and those assets comprise both whole loans and securities. The survey also found that:
The survey was sent to members of Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), American Securitization Forum (ASF), American Bankers Association (ABA), Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (CMSA).
“This survey illustrates the wide array of activities that ought to be undertaken through TARP,” said John Courson, chief operating officer of MBA. “We hope the information contained in the report helps regulators best direct their efforts to provide stability and liquidity to the financial markets.”
“The industry needed more granular, tangible information on how TARP implementation could be most effective, and this survey provides that guidance to our industry and to policymakers. Given the breadth of the markets, this survey provides some meaningful direction on where regulators’ tools might be targeted to be most effective, particularly as it relates to providing price transparency,” said Tim Ryan, president and CEO of SIFMA.