Chief Financial Officer's (CFO) Report to the Board
I. Financial Results - First Quarter 2019
Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF)
- For the first quarter of 2019, the DIF’s comprehensive income totaled $2.261 billion, slightly less than comprehensive income of $2.325 billion for the same period last year. The slight decrease of $64 million was primarily the result of a $1.5 billion decrease in assessment revenue (surcharge assessments ended effective October 1, 2018), almost fully offset by a $917 million year-over-year change in unrealized gains/losses on U.S. Treasury securities and a $331 million increase in negative provision for insurance losses.
- The provision for insurance losses was a negative $396 million for the first quarter of 2019, which primarily resulted from a $335 million receipt by one receivership from a litigation settlement related to professional negligence claims. In addition, lower-than-anticipated losses from the early termination of shared-loss agreements contributed $26 million to the negative provision.
- During March, the DIF recognized assessment revenue of $1.4 billion, representing the estimate for the first quarter 2019 insurance coverage. Additionally, the DIF recognized a $2 million adjustment for prior period amendments and a $917 thousand adjustment for lower-than-estimated 4th quarter 2018 collections, both of which decreased assessment revenue.
- On March 29, 2019, the FDIC collected $1.4 billion in DIF assessments for fourth quarter 2018 insurance coverage.