Asset Guarantee Option Gathers Steam

04 Feb 2009

An option to guarantee illiquid assets rather than to create a “bad bank” to help clear balance sheets is gaining in popularity as a part of an overhaul of the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program.

An option to guarantee illiquid assets rather than to create a “bad bank” to help clear balance sheets is gaining in popularity as a part of an overhaul of the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program. Critics of the bad bank, notably Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), say that option ...

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