One LTCM partner commented that because there was a clear temporary reason to explain the widening of arbitrage spreads, at the time it gave them more conviction that these trades would eventually return to fair value as they did, but not without widening much further first. Such losses were accentuated through the Russian financial crisis in August and Septemberwhen the Russian government defaulted on its domestic local currency bonds.
As a consequence, when a much larger flight to liquidity occurred than had been anticipated when constructing its portfolio, its positions designed to profit from convergence to fair value incurred large losses as expensive but liquid securities became more expensive, and cheap but illiquid securities became cheaper.
James Surowiecki concludes that LTCM grew such a large portion of such illiquid markets that there was no diversity in buyers in them, or no buyers at all, so the wisdom of the market did not function and it was impossible to determine a price for its assets such as Danish bonds in September Because LTCM was not the only fund pursuing such a strategy, and because the proprietary trading desks of the banks also held some similar trades, the divergence from fair value was made worse as these other positions were also liquidated.
It did so by engaging in a transaction with UBS Union Bank of Switzerland that would defer foreign interest income for seven years, thereby being able to earn the more favourable capital gains treatment.
After LTCM failed to raise more money on its own, it became clear it was running out of options. This might have happened in the long run, but due to its losses on other positions, LTCM had to unwind its position in Royal Dutch Shell. This transaction was completed in three tranches: Over time the valuations of the two bonds would tend to converge as the richness of the benchmark faded once a new benchmark was issued.
In order to maintain their portfolio, LTCM was therefore dependent on the willingness of its counterparties in the government bond repo market to continue to finance their portfolio.
The earnings for partners in a hedge fund was taxed at the higher rate applying to income, and LTCM applied its financial engineering expertise to legally transform income into capital gains. This was further aggravated by the exit of Salomon Brothers from the arbitrage business in July For example, the most recently issued treasury bond in the US — known as the benchmark — will be more liquid than bonds of similar but slightly shorter maturity that were issued previously.
The rise in risk aversion had raised concerns amongst investors regarding all markets heavily dependent on international capital flows, and this shaped asset pricing in markets outside Asia too. Trading is concentrated in the benchmark bond, and transaction costs are lower for buying or selling it.
Although this crisis had originated in Asia, its effects were not confined to that region.
Scholes left and Robert C. A vivid illustration of the consequences of these forced liquidations is given by Lowenstein Although LTCM was diversified, the nature of its strategy implied an exposure to a latent factor risk of the price of liquidity across markets.
Victor Haghani, a partner at LTCM, said about this time "it was as if there was someone out there with our exact portfolio, As a consequence, it tends to trade more expensively than less liquid older bonds, but this expensiveness or richness tends to have a limited duration, because after a certain time there will be a new benchmark, and trading will shift to this security newly issued by the Treasury.
With the help of Merrill Lynch, LTCM secured hundreds of millions of dollars from business owners, celebrities and even private university endowments and later the Italian central bank.
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