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Bad bank

Definition:

A government owned entity that takes over and liquidates toxic assets from failed or declining financial institutions to leave them with a clean balance sheet. The strategy was last used during the Savings and Loan crisis of 1980s where this entity was called the Resolution Trust Corporation.

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Copyright © 2011 Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

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