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The Federal Reserve announced on May 11 a revised term sheet and FAQs for its Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), which will provide up to $500 billion of direct support to states and local governments to help them manage cash flow stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Relative to
Continue Reading Fed Announces Pricing for Municipal Liquidity Facility

The Federal Reserve announced on April 27 the expansion of its Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), which will provide up to $500 billion of direct support to states and local governments to help them manage cash flow stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Key features of the MLF as
Continue Reading Fed Expands Support for Municipal Funding Markets

The Federal Reserve announced on April 9 the creation of the Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF), which will provide up to $500 billion of direct support to states and local governments to help them manage cash flow stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Indirect support to states and local
Continue Reading Fed Moves to Shore up Municipal Funding Markets

The Federal Reserve yesterday announced the opening of the registration process, and issued registration instructions and revised FAQs, for its Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), originally announced on March 17, 2020, expanded on March 23, 2020 and further detailed in initial FAQs on March 25, 2020. 
Continue Reading Fed Opens Registration Process for Commercial Paper Funding Facility

The Federal Reserve has issued FAQs providing more information about its Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), originally announced on March 17, 2020 and expanded on March 23, 2020 as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis.  The FAQs provide additional details on how the CPFF will work,
Continue Reading Fed Issues FAQs for Commercial Paper Funding Facility

The Federal Reserve announced on March 23, 2020 further action in response to the coronavirus crisis: the creation of the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF), along with establishment of the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF) and the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF). We discuss the
Continue Reading Fed Creates Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility to Provide Liquidity to Corporate Bonds

The Federal Reserve announced on March 23, 2020 further action in response to the coronavirus crisis: the creation of the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF), along with the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) and the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF). We discuss the SMCCF and
Continue Reading Fed Establishes the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility to Support Credit to Employers

The Federal Reserve announced an expansion of the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), originally announced on March 17, 2020 as part of its response to the coronavirus crisis.  Under the expanded CPFF, “eligible issuers” now include municipal issuers—which had been excluded in the 2008 version of the CPFF—and
Continue Reading Fed Expands Commercial Paper Funding Facility to Cover Municipal Issuers and Decrease Pricing

The Federal Reserve has created a new secured liquidity facility, called the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF), designed to restore liquidity to the asset-backed securities (ABS) market.  TALF represents a continuation of the Federal Reserve’s use of its “unusual and exigent” powers to help provide
Continue Reading Fed Establishes a Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility

The FDIC proposed a rule to formalize certain longstanding expectations it has for approving applications by new industrial loan companies (ILCs) that would be subsidiaries of a parent company that would not be subject to consolidated supervision by the Federal Reserve. The proposal would require a written agreement
Continue Reading Client Memorandum: FDIC Proposes Supervision of ILC Holding Companies