A look inside AMLF: What traded and who benefited

Ozgur Ozzy Akay, Mark D. Griffiths, Vladimir Kotomin, Drew B. Winters

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Abstract

The Federal Reserve's AMLF program was designed to provide liquidity to money market funds (MMFs). Between September 2008 and May 2009, the program made $217 billion in non-recourse loans to depository institutions and bank holding companies to purchase asset-backed commercial paper from MMFs. JP Morgan and State Street dominated the program, accounting for over 90% of all loans made. Our analysis suggests that JP Morgan exhibited more self-dealing behavior than State Street. We find that JP Morgan and State Street earned economically and statistically significant cumulative returns of 2.28% and 2.49% (respectively) over the first seven days of the program after controlling for market returns and heteroscedasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1643-1657
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Banking and Finance
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • AMLF
  • Federal Reserve
  • Global financial crisis
  • Money market funds

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