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2008 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
IV. Financial Statements and Notes
Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) – Cont.
13. Disclosures About the Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Some of the DIF’s financial assets and liabilities are not recognized at fair value but are recorded at amounts that approximate fair value due to their short maturities and/or comparability with current interest rates. Such items include interest receivable on investments, assessment receivables, other
The net receivables from resolutions primarily include the DIF’s subrogated claim arising from payments to insured depositors. The receivership and conservatorship assets that will ultimately be used to pay the corporate subrogated claim are valued using discount rates that include consideration of market risk. These discounts ultimately affect the DIF’s allowance for loss against the net receivables from resolutions. Therefore, the corporate subrogated claim indirectly includes the effect of discounting and should not be viewed as being stated in terms of nominal cash flows.
Although the value of the corporate subrogated claim is influenced by valuation of receivership and conservatorship assets (see Note 4), such valuation is not equivalent to the valuation of the corporate claim. Since the corporate claim is unique, not intended for sale to the private sector, and has no established market, it is not practicable to estimate a fair value.
The FDIC believes that a sale to the private sector of the corporate claim would require indeterminate, but substantial, discounts for an interested party to profit from these assets because of credit and other risks. In addition, the timing of receivership and conservatorship payments to the DIF on the subrogated claim does not necessarily correspond with the timing of collections on receivership and conservatorship assets. Therefore, the effect of discounting used by receiverships and conservatorships should not necessarily be viewed as producing an estimate of fair value for the net receivables from resolutions.
There is no readily available market for assets and liabilities associated with systemic risk transactions (see Note 14).
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