Exposure to Non-consolidated SPEs

in € bn.

Dec 31, 2011

Dec 31, 2010


Notional amount of the guarantees.

Maximum unfunded exposure by category:



Group sponsored ABCP conduits



Third party ABCP conduits



Third party sponsored securitizations









Guaranteed mutual funds1



Real estate leasing funds



Group Sponsored ABCP Conduits

We sponsor and administer four ABCP conduits, established in Australia, which are not consolidated because we do not hold the majority of risks and rewards. These conduits provide our clients with access to liquidity in the commercial paper market in Australia. As of December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 they had assets totaling € 1.0 billion and € 1.9 billion respectively, consisting of securities backed by non-U.S. residential mortgages issued by warehouse SPEs set up by the clients to facilitate the purchase of the assets by the conduits. The minimum credit rating for these securities is AA-. The credit enhancement necessary to achieve the required credit ratings is ordinarily provided by mortgage insurance extended by third-party insurers to the SPEs.

The weighted average life of the assets held in the conduits is five years. The average life of the commercial paper issued by these off-balance sheet conduits is one to three months.

Our exposure to these entities is limited to the committed liquidity facilities totaling € 1.2 billion as of December 31, 2011 and € 2.5 billion as of December 31, 2010. None of these facilities have been drawn. The decrease in the liquidity facilities has been due to the maturity and reduction of certain facilities during the period. Advances against the liquidity facilities are collateralized by the underlying assets held in the conduits, and thus a drawn facility will be exposed to volatility in the value of the underlying assets. Should the assets decline sufficiently in value, there may not be sufficient funds to repay the advance. As at December 31, 2011 we did not hold material amounts of commercial paper or notes issued by these conduits.

Third Party ABCP Conduits

In addition to sponsoring our commercial paper programs, we also assist third parties with the formation and ongoing risk management of their commercial paper programs. We do not consolidate any third party ABCP conduits as we do not control them.

Our assistance to third party conduits is primarily financing-related in the form of unfunded committed liquidity facilities and unfunded committed repurchase agreements in the event of disruption in the commercial paper market. The liquidity facilities and committed repurchase agreements are recorded off-balance sheet unless a contingent payment is deemed probable and estimable, in which case a liability is recorded. At December 31, 2011 and 2010, the notional amount of undrawn facilities provided by us was € 1.9 billion and € 2.4 billion, respectively. The decrease during the period is due to the drawdown of certain facilities. These facilities are collateralized by the assets in the SPEs and therefore the movement in the fair value of these assets will affect the recoverability of the amount drawn.

Third Party Sponsored Securitizations

The third party securitization vehicles to which we, and in some instances other parties, provide financing are third party-managed investment vehicles that purchase diversified pools of assets, including fixed income securities, corporate loans, asset-backed securities (predominantly commercial mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage-backed securities and credit card receivables) and film rights receivables. The vehicles fund these purchases by issuing multiple tranches of debt and equity securities, the repayment of which is linked to the performance of the assets in the vehicles.

The notional amount of liquidity facilities with an undrawn component provided by us as of December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 was € 8.2 billion and € 7.0 billion, respectively, of which € 5.2 billion and € 4.3 billion had been drawn and € 3.0 billion and € 2.7 billion were still available to be drawn as detailed in the table. The increase in the total notional during the period was largely due to the issuance of new facilities. All facilities are available to be drawn if the assets meet certain eligibility criteria and performance triggers are not reached. These facilities are collateralized by the assets in the SPEs and therefore the movement in the fair value of these assets affects the recoverability of the amount drawn.

Mutual Funds

We provide guarantees to funds whereby we guarantee certain levels of the net asset value to be returned to investors at certain dates. These guarantees do not result in us consolidating the funds; they are recorded on-balance sheet as derivatives at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in the consolidated statement of income. The fair value of the guarantees was immaterial at December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010. As of December 31, 2011, these non-consolidated funds had € 10.6 billion assets under management and provided guarantees of € 9.8 billion. As of December 31, 2010, assets of € 12.0 billion and guarantees of € 10.7 billion were reported. The decrease in assets under management was primarily due to cash out flows from funds during the period.

Real Estate Leasing Funds

We provide guarantees to SPEs that hold real estate assets (commercial and residential land and buildings and infrastructure assets located in Germany) that are financed by third parties and leased to our clients. These guarantees are only drawn upon in the event that the asset is destroyed and the insurance company does not pay for the loss. If the guarantee is drawn we hold a claim against the insurance company. We also write put options to closed-end real estate funds set up by us, which purchase commercial or infrastructure assets located in Germany and which are then leased to third parties. The put option allows the shareholders to sell the asset to us at a fixed price at the end of the lease. As at December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2010 the notional amount of the guarantees was € 501 million and € 514 million respectively, and the notional of the put options was € 239 million and € 246 million respectively. The guarantees and the put options have an immaterial fair value. We do not consolidate these SPEs as we do not hold the majority of their risks and rewards.

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