HSBC Holdings on Monday said it would move two of its structured investment vehicles onto its balance sheet and provide up to $35 billion in funding, saying it doesn't expect a near-term resolution of the funding problems faced by the vehicles that it and other banks hold.
In a structured investment vehicle, short-term commercial paper is issued, with the bank then re-investing the proceeds in higher-yielding, and longer-maturity debt. Because of the spillover from the U.S. subprime mortgage lending crisis, investors have been reluctant to buy the commercial paper that these vehicles depend on....MORE
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From the Wall Street Journal (stub):
Citi's $41 Billion Issue: Should It Put CDOs On the Balance Sheet?
Monday, November 26, 2007