Structured investment vehicle (SIV)

What is Structured investment vehicle (SIV)?

Structured investment vehicle (SIV) meaning Pooled investment vehicle which attempts to profit by exploiting differentials in short- and long-term interest rates. SIVs are often set up by banks as independent units which do not impact directly on the bank’s balance sheet. In the stock market crash of 2008, SIVs became unpopular when it was revealed that they had been heavily invested in non-transparent asset-backed securities. S

 

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