ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Aug 2020In August 2020, the Federal Reserve purchased Pfizer Inc corporate bonds as part of the Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) scheme.
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The Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy Tools, "Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility".
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, "Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility".
The SMCCF is considered as a special purpose vehicle (SPV), whose aim is to support market liquidity by purchasing U.S. eligible assets. The scheme was launched in March 2020 with a total of USD 25 billion.
Notably, the program was launched as part of the economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.