Targeted Amortization Class (TAC)

What is ‘Targeted Amortization Class – TAC’

A type of credit derivative that is similar to a planned amortization class (PAC) in that it protects investors from prepayment; however, it is structured differently than a PAC. TACs protect investors from a rise in the prepayment rate or a fall in interest rates. They do not protect from a fall in the prepayment rate like PACs.

Explaining ‘Targeted Amortization Class – TAC’

The TAC is essentially a bond under a collateralized mortgage obligation (CMO). Under a TAC, the principal is paid on a predetermined schedule. Any prepayment that occurs is amortized in order to maintain the schedule. TACs are inferior to PACs because they only provide one-sided prepayment protection.

Targeted Amortization Class (tac) FAQ

What is planned amortization class?

A Planned Amortization Class (PAC) Tranche is a method of shielding financial investors in asset-backed securities from prepayment hazards. PAC tranches achieve this by utilizing a collar dependent on a scope of prepayment velocities to think of a consistent installment plan for advance.

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