Transcripts of the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve from 2002–2008.

I think it comes back to the point that Bill made earlier. If you’re a hedge fund, even LIBOR plus 500 is still not a rich enough return to that hedge fund unless you can borrow against those securities and leverage it up into a higher return. And until 18 months ago you could have gotten the financing from Deutsche Bank, the Swiss banks, or any of our fine U.S. banks; but it doesn’t appear at the moment that any of them are terribly interested in lending on a secured basis even to the strongest of hedge funds. They’re simply hiding somewhere.

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