|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2016
|Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]|
As of March 31, 2016, New Residential’s derivative instruments included economic hedges that were not designated as hedges for accounting purposes. New Residential uses economic hedges to hedge a portion of its interest rate risk exposure. Interest rate risk is sensitive to many factors, including governmental monetary and tax policies, domestic and international economic and political considerations, as well as other factors. New Residential’s credit risk with respect to economic hedges is the risk of default on New Residential’s investments that results from a borrower’s or counterparty’s inability or unwillingness to make contractually required payments.
As of March 31, 2016, New Residential held to-be-announced forward contract positions (“TBAs”) of $2.4 billion in a short notional amount of Agency RMBS and any amounts or obligations owed by or to New Residential are subject to the right of set-off with the TBA counterparty. New Residential’s net short position in TBAs was entered into as an economic hedge in order to mitigate New Residential’s interest rate risk on certain specified mortgage backed securities. As of March 31, 2016, New Residential separately held TBAs of $1.1 billion in a long notional amount of Agency RMBS and any amounts or obligations owed by or to New Residential are subject to the right of setoff with the TBA counterparty. $0.2 billion of the long notional amount of Agency RMBS included TBAs purchased for which the specific securities were not identified as of March 31, 2016 and, as such, the positions were recorded as derivatives within the Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities line on the condensed balance sheet. As part of executing these trades, New Residential has entered into agreements with its TBA counterparties that govern the transactions for the TBA purchases or sales made, including margin maintenance, payment and transfer, events of default, settlements, and various other provisions. New Residential has fulfilled all obligations and requirements entered into under these agreements.
New Residential’s derivatives are recorded at fair value on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as follows:
The following table summarizes notional amounts related to derivatives:
The following table summarizes gains (losses) recorded in relation to derivatives:
The entire disclosure for derivative instruments and hedging activities including, but not limited to, risk management strategies, non-hedging derivative instruments, assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and methodologies and assumptions used in determining the amounts.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef