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DERIVATIVES

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DERIVATIVES
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]  
DERIVATIVES
DERIVATIVES
 
As of June 30, 2014, New Residential’s derivative instruments include both economic hedges that were not designated as hedges for accounting purposes as well as non-performing loans accounted for as linked transactions that were not entered into for risk management purposes or for hedging activity. 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 and other factors. New Residential’s credit risk with respect to economic hedges and linked transactions 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.

New Residential entered into three interest rate swap agreements during March and April 2014, where New Residential receives floating rate payments in exchange for fixed rate payments, without exchanging the notional principal amounts. The agreements represented a total notional amount of $500 million with an original maturity of three years and were settled during the second quarter.
  
As of June 30, 2014, New Residential held to-be-announced forward contract positions (“TBAs”) of $10.0 million 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 of $10.0 million notional was entered into as an economic hedge in order to mitigate New Residential’s interest rate risk on certain residential mortgage loans.
  
New Residential’s derivatives are recorded at fair value on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as follows:
 
Balance Sheet Location
 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Derivative assets
 
 
 
 
 
Real Estate Securities(A)
Derivative assets
 
$

 
$
1,452

Non-Performing Loans(A)
Derivative assets
 
30,736

 
34,474

TBAs
Derivative assets
 
256

 

 
 
 
$
30,992

 
$
35,926

 
(A)
Investments purchased from, and financed by, the selling counterparty that New Residential accounts for as linked transactions and are reflected as derivatives.

The following table summarizes notional amounts related to derivatives:
 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Non-Performing Loans(A)
$
186,362

 
$
164,598

Real Estate Securities(B)

 
10,000

TBAs, short position(C)
10,000

 

 
(A)
Represents the UPB of the underlying loans of the non-performing loan pools within linked transactions.
(B)
Represents the face amount of the real estate securities within linked transactions.
(C)
Represents the notional amount of Agency RMBS, classified as derivatives.

The following table summarizes gains (losses) recorded in relation to derivatives:
 
 
For the Three Months Ended June 30,
 
For the Six Months Ended June 30,
Other income
 
2014
 
2014
   Non-Performing Loans(A)
 
$
(985
)
 
$
(314
)
   Real Estate Securities(A)
 

 
26

   TBAs
 
(132
)
 
230

   U.S.T. Short Positions
 
(408
)
 

   Interest Rate Swaps
 
(2,276
)
 
(2,386
)
 
 
(3,801
)
 
(2,444
)
Gain on settlement of investments
 
 
 
 
   Real Estate Securities(A)
 

 
43

   TBAs
 
(3,824
)
 
(4,002
)
   U.S.T. Short Positions
 
176

 
176

 
 
(3,648
)
 
(3,783
)
Total gains (losses)
 
$
(7,449
)
 
$
(6,227
)
 
(A)
Investments purchased from, and financed by, the selling counterparty that New Residential accounts for as linked transactions and are reflected as derivatives.

The following table presents both gross and net information about linked transactions:
 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Non-Performing Loans
 

 
 

Non-performing loan assets, at fair value(A)
$
104,770

 
$
95,014

Repurchase agreements(B)
(74,034
)
 
(60,540
)
 
30,736

 
34,474

Real Estate Securities
 

 
 
Real estate securities, at fair value(C)

 
9,952

Repurchase agreements(B)

 
(8,500
)
 

 
1,452

Net assets recognized as linked transactions
$
30,736

 
$
35,926

 
(A)
Non-performing loans that had a UPB of $186.4 million as of June 30, 2014, which represents the notional amount of the linked transaction and accrued interest.
(B)
Represents carrying amount that approximates fair value.
(C)
Real estate securities that had a current face amount of $10.0 million as of December 31, 2013, which represents the notional amount of the linked transaction.