Random Glossary TermsPosition: An interest in the market, either long or short, in the form of one or more open contracts.
Assisted merger: A failing institution is absorbed into an acquiring institution that receives FDIC assistance. In 1950, the FDIC was authorized by section 13(e) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (FDI Act) of 1950 to implement assisted mergers. In 1982, when the FDI Act was amended, the merger authority, as amended, was written into section 13(c) of the FDI Act. Such transactions allow the FDIC to take direct action to reduce or avert a loss to the deposit insurance fund and to arrange the merger of a troubled institution with a healthy FDIC insured institution without closing the failing institution. Assisted mergers were the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation's preferred resolution method.