The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
To All Depository Institutions in the Second Federal Reserve District:
The Federal Reserve System periodically re-assesses the margins that are used in the valuation of collateral pledged to the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve for Treasury Tax and Loan, Discount Window, and Payments System Risk purposes. This re-assessment helps to ensure that the collateral margins reflect current market conditions. The margins are used to account for various risks and are applied both to priced and to non-priced pledged collateral.
As a result of a recent re-evaluation of the current priced and non-priced collateral margins, the Federal Reserve System has updated the margins effective January 29, 2001. The updated margins for Discount Window and Payments System Risk collateral are depicted in the table (pdf - 8kb) available. The Federal Reserve Bank Discount and PSR Collateral Margins Table, effective January 29, 2001 is also posted on the Federal Reserve Systems website (www.chicagofed.org/discountwindow/home.html). It will always have the most current discount and PSR margins, including any changes in the acceptable asset types and associated margins.
The collateral margins for Treasury Tax and Loan purposes will be distributed by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Please note that sovereign debt and Brady Bonds now may be pledged through either Clearstream or Euroclear. If your institution wants more information on the specific currencies that are acceptable or if you have questions regarding the acceptability of assets as collateral for Discount Window or Payments System Risk purposes, please contact, at this Bank, Javier Jerez or Peter Ensmenger.