Fannie, Freddie Transfer $60 Billion in Credit Risk Through Q2 2017

Since the Federal Housing Finance Agency launched a credit risk transfer program for GSEs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2013, the enterprises have transferred $60.6 billion in credit risk to private investors, amounting to about 3.3 percent of $1.8 trillion in unpaid principal balance, the FHFA said today. In the second quarter of 2017, the GSEs transferred about $6.4 billion worth of credit risk. Transfers include debt issuances, insurance and reinsurance transactions, senior-subordinate securitizations and several kinds of lender-collateralized recourse transactions.


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Evan Sparks

Evan Sparks is editor-in-chief of the ABA Banking Journal and vice president for publications at the American Bankers Association.