Fed reveals Maiden Lane assets

In a bid to enhance transparency, and in doing so appease anger on the Hill, the Federal Reserve on Thursday released information about the assets it holds of American International Group (AIG), the beleaguered insurer, and Bear Stearns, a now-defunct investment bank.

The Fed in its annual financial statements revealed measures of the assets' quality and value. For mortgages, the Fed detailed information on concentrations by geography and type.

The assets, which are held in the Fed's three Ma