Low interest rates sent Redwood Trust's net income down again in the first quarter of 2015, falling from $27 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 to $15 million in the first quarter. In a letter to shareholders, Redwood’s CEO, Marty Hughes, and president, Brett Nicholas, said they were “disappointed” by the results of the first quarter.
Despite a "challenging" 2014, Redwood Trust plans to greatly increase its loan acquisition activity in 2015. In a letter to shareholders, Redwood CEO Marty Hughes and President Brett Nichols, said that the REIT plans to acquire $15 billion in loans in 2015, an increase of 67% over 2014.
Real estate investment trust stocks stayed level after recording a steady decline Monday morning due to reports of negative investor sentiment. The rest of the HW 30 did not fare much better, with a majority of the stocks landing in the red.
The HW 30 – a composite of housing and mortgage finance stocks – rose Thursday as the government reopened, allowing agencies like the Federal Housing Administration to return to the business of handling FHA loans.
Layton has over 35 years of experience in financial services and as a corporate leader. He worked for nearly 30 years at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, starting as a trainee and rising to vice chairman and member of the three-person Office of the Chairman, retiring in 2004..
"The questions become, ‘Do the courts find a distinction between housing policy and lending, as in whether to make a loan and how you price that loan? Does the government get broader discretion than the private sector?’ ” Andreano said. “It’s not fleshed out.” Read More