Final Review exam question: total equity claim

Thierry S

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The cash flows in a 3-tiered securitization can be broken out into the inflows from collateral and the outflows to the investors. The terminal cash flows in the final year are the last interest payment plus principal and revovery of defaulted assets. Suppose the original loan pool included 50 loans with $1 million par value each and a fixed coupon of 7%. Also assume that the par value for the senior and junior tranches was 80% and 15%, respectively, with the equity investors contributed the remaining 5%. If the total amount available to satisfy all claims is $55 million, what is the total equity claim?

a) $0
b) $5 mn
c) $7.5 mn
d) $ 10 mn

it is similar to this but the total amount available is given.

Which question is most likely to appear in the exam?

The answer is c) $ 7.5mn
senior tranche: 0.8*50 = $40 mn < $55mn => no impairment
mezzanine tranche: 0.15*50 = $7.5 mn < ($55mn - $40 mn) => no impairment

remaining for equity claim in million = $55 - ($40+$7.5) = $7.5 mn


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On exam either can come so understand both properly.if these are included by david then are important from exam point of view.