Items Tagged with 'Private capital'


Conference dispatch: The overall non-agency mortgage market struggles, successes

A take on two conferences
Last week, owing to an apparent breakdown in internal communications, one of the industry’s leading conference producers held two competing securitization conferences on the East and West coasts. A few determined conference goers, including Mark Hughes, executive vice president with Clayton Holdings, racked up frequent flyers miles to attend both, giving HousingWire the scoop on what went on.
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AMI to Fannie Mae CEO: Private capital is ready for return to mortgages

Association of Mortgage Investors responds to HousingWire report
Contrary to what Fannie Mae's CEO told HousingWire last week, private capital is ready and willing to return to the mortgage market, the Association of Mortgage Investors said this week. AMI, which represents private investors, public and private pension funds, and endowments, went so far as to respond to Mayopoulos' statements directly. Here's their stand.
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Mortgage bond investors don’t trust lenders either

Bloomberg explores where the private capital went
It turns out that everyday people weren’t the only ones whose trust was broken by the crisis. According to a new report from Bloomberg, mortgage bond investors aren’t buying right now because they’re scared, too.
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Freddie Mac doubles down on credit risk offload to insurers

Backstops remaining credit risk from three STACR deals
Freddie Mac has made its first move of the year as part of its continuing effort to limit the American taxpayer's liability. Freddie announced that has obtained a number of insurance polices designed to cover much of the remaining credit risk associated with three of its Structured Agency Credit Risk transactions from 2014.
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Värde Partners to purchase Deephaven Mortgage

Will provide $300 million to invest in non-agency loans
Deephaven Mortgage and Värde Partners have announced that the two companies have entered into a purchase agreement, “under which certain affiliates of Värde will acquire Deephaven Mortgage,” the companies stated in a release.
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SIFMA says FHFA must raise g-fees but carefully

Must strike balance protecting GSE MBS, bringing in private capital
Slow, steady and measured is how the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association thinks the Federal Housing Finance Agency should approach raising Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae guarantee fees.
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Treasury asks you how to revive “dormant” private label RMBS market

Pushes for return of private capital to ease credit crunch
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said that the Treasury is hoping to “foster the development of a safe and sustainable private market for mortgage lending that can serve alongside government-supported options,” by working with investors and securitizers to “uncover new paths to increase private investment.”
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Obama administration reveals plan to jump-start housing

Extends HAMP to 2016, announces measures to attract private capital
Citing the lack of private capital in the market, the dearth of affordable rental options and the abundance of Americans who are facing foreclosure or are underwater on their mortgages, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced three new plans to boost housing in the U.S.
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