A Funny AIG thought

Posted by: Michael Mandel on March 16

Suppose that the U.S. government completely nationalizes AIG, so that the new entity now shares the government’s AAA rating. Does that mean the U.S. and foreign banks have to return the billions in collateral they got from AIG after it was downgraded?

Just asking.

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March 16, 2009 01:49 PM

AAA ratings may not be there for ever. Especially after a nationalization which means that the goverment is undertaking a heavy load of additional obligations towards third parties.

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