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New Accounting Pronouncements
In April 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued a new standard that clarifies when a loan restructuring is considered a troubled debt restructuring (“TDR”). Specifically, the new standard amends existing guidance to clarify how to determine when a borrower is experiencing financial difficulty, when a concession is granted by a creditor, and when a delay in payment is considered insignificant.
The new standard is effective for the first interim or annual period beginning on or after June 15, 2011 and should be applied retrospectively to the beginning of the annual period of adoption. We will adopt this new guidance effective for the period ending September 30, 2011. As a result of implementing the new standard, we expect an increase in our TDR population such that we estimate that we will recognize approximately $200 million of additional impairment expense in our condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss upon initial adoption.
2.   Consolidations and Transfers of Financial Assets
We have interests in various entities that are considered to be VIEs. The primary types of entities are securitization trusts guaranteed by us via lender swap and portfolio securitization transactions, mortgage and asset-backed trusts that were not created by us, as well as housing partnerships that are established to finance the acquisition, construction, development or rehabilitation of affordable multifamily and single-family housing. These interests include investments in securities issued by VIEs, such as Fannie Mae MBS created pursuant to our securitization transactions and our guaranty to the entity. We consolidate the substantial majority of our single-class securitization trusts.
As of June 30, 2011, we consolidated certain Fannie Mae securities that were not consolidated as of December 31, 2010 because we now hold in our portfolio a substantial portion of the certificates. As a result of consolidating these securities, which had combined total assets of $2.3 billion in unpaid principal balance as of June 30, 2011, we derecognized our investment in these trusts and recognized the assets and liabilities of the consolidated trusts at their fair value.
As of December 31, 2010, we consolidated VIEs that were no longer consolidated as of June 30, 2011. These VIEs were Fannie Mae securitization trusts and were deconsolidated because we no longer hold in our portfolio a substantial portion of the certificates. As a result of deconsolidating these trusts, which had combined total assets of $31 million in unpaid principal balance as of December 31, 2010, we derecognized the assets and liabilities of the trusts and recognized at fair value our retained interests as securities in our condensed consolidated balance sheet.
Unconsolidated VIEs
We also have interests in VIEs that we do not consolidate because we are not deemed to be the primary beneficiary. These unconsolidated VIEs include securitization trusts, as well as other investment entities. The following table displays the carrying amount and classification of our assets and liabilities that relate to our