Fannie, Freddie Transfer $102B in Credit Risk

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 $102 billion in credit risk to private investors, amounting to about 3.3% of $3.1 trillion in unpaid principal balance, the FHFA said today. For the first half of 2019, the GSEs transferred about $10.5 billion worth of credit risk. Transfers included debt issuances, insurance and reinsurance transactions, senior-subordinate securitizations and several kinds of lender-collateralized recourse transactions.