Browsing: GSEs


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.


In a statement for the record before yesterday’s Senate Banking Committee hearing on housing finance reform, ABA recommended nine principles to guide the reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which have been in conservatorship for over a decade.

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