SoFFin

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The SoFFin (Sonderfonds Finanzmarktstabilisierung - Special Financial Market Stabilization Funds) is a program of the German government with the purpose to stabilize and restore confidence in the financial system. It was created in the middle of the Financial crisis of 2007–2010 on October 17, 2008 by the German Parliament and enacted on October 20, 2008.[1] As of December 31, 2010 it stopped offering new services but continued managing existing guarantees.

In November 2011, it was announced that it would be revived for potential new issues if necessary.[2]

Initially it was established as an agency at the Deutsche Bundesbank and was supervised by the federal ministry of finance. The fund was managed by Dr. Hannes Rehm (speaker), Dr. Christopher Pleister and Gerhard Strattthaus. Operations were conducted through three tasks

  • Providing Liquidity by means of guarantees for specially issued debt by eligible financial institutions
  • Investing in Equity (recapitalization)
  • Purchasing securities in open market operations

The SoFFin may grant guarantees of up to 400bn euros and recapitalize or purchase assets for an additional 80bn euros.

In January 2011 the SoFFin was reorganized under the then created German Agency for the Stabilization of the Financial Markets FMSA.[3]

SoFFin guaranteed issues [4][edit]

Issuer Issue Date ISIN Amount Issued [€] Coupon Maturity
HYPO REAL ESTATE 11/13/2008 DE000A0XXY00 15,000,000,000 0.726 12/23/2009
COMMERZBANK AG 1/15/2009 DE000CB896A7 5,000,000,000 2.75 1/13/2012
HSH NORDBANK AG 1/20/2009 DE000HSH2539 3,000,000,000 2.75 1/20/2012
BAYERISCHE LNDBK 1/23/2009 DE000BLB5N07 5,000,000,000 2.75 1/23/2012
IKB DEUT INDUSTR 1/28/2009 DE000A0SMN03 2,000,000,000 2.875 1/27/2012
SDB-SICHERUNGS 2/5/2009 DE000A0AD7F4 447,000,000 1.02 2/3/2012
SDB-SICHERUNGS 2/5/2009 DE000A0AD7G2 223,000,000 1.02 2/3/2012
DUESSELDORF HYP 3/13/2009 DE000DUS1S07 125,000,000 0.978 3/12/2010
DUESSELDORF HYP 3/13/2009 DE000DUS2S06 125,000,000 1.031 3/11/2011
IKB DEUT INDUSTR 3/13/2009 DE000A0SMN45 2,000,000,000 2.625 3/13/2012
AAREAL BANK AG 3/26/2009 DE000AAR0041 2,000,000,000 2.625 3/26/2012
IKB DEUT INDUSTR 4/30/2009 DE000A0SMN52 1,000,000,000 2.25 4/29/2011
HSH NORDBANK AG 5/11/2009 DE000HSH27X2 3,000,000,000 2 5/11/2011
HYPO REAL ESTATE 5/14/2009 DE000A0XFP11 5,000,000 0.683 5/15/2011
COREALCREDIT 6/2/2009 DE000A0BVBN3 1,000,000 1.225 6/1/2011
HYPO REAL ESTATE 6/3/2009 DE000A0XFP29 5,000,000 1.124 6/4/2012
HYPO REAL ESTATE 6/12/2009 DE000A0Z1J14 5,000,000,000 3.772 6/12/2014
COREALCREDIT 7/13/2009 DE000A0BVBQ6 1,000,000 2.02 7/13/2011
HSH NORDBANK AG 7/23/2009 DE000HSH29Z3 3,000,000,000 2.25 7/23/2012
IKB DEUT INDUSTR 9/10/2009 DE000A0SMN60 2,000,000,000 2.125 9/10/2012
COREALCREDIT 10/16/2009 DE000A0BVBW4 15,000,000 0.823 10/4/2011
COREALCREDIT 11/2/2009 DE000A0BVBX2 15,000,000 0.872 11/2/2011
DT PFANDBRIEFBAN 11/11/2009 DE000A1A6PM3 5,000,000,000 0.768 6/30/2010
DT PFANDBRIEFBAN 11/11/2009 DE000A1A6PL5 5,000,000,000 0.768 6/30/2010
DT PFANDBRIEFBAN 11/11/2009 DE000A1A6PN1 5,000,000,000 0.768 6/30/2010

SoFFin Equity recapitalizations [5][edit]

Institution contracted amount [€]
Aareal Bank AG 380,000,000
Commerzbank AG 18,200,000,000
Hypo Real Estate Holding AG 7,700,000,000
WestLB AG 3,000,000,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,583739,00.html
  2. ^ http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-14/germany-to-reactivate-soffin-bank-rescue-fund-asmussen-says.html
  3. ^ http://www.fmsa.de/en/soffin
  4. ^ http://www.soffin.de/de/soffin/leistungen/massnahmen-aktuell/index.html
  5. ^ http://www.soffin.de/de/soffin/leistungen/massnahmen-aktuell/index.html

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