Articles Tagged with ''Nomura''

Nomura paying $480 million in settlement over pre-crisis mortgage bonds

Accused of misleading RMBS investors, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Nomura Holding America and several of its affiliates will pay $480 million in a settlement with the Department of Justice over the companies’ mortgage bond activities in the run-up to the financial crisis. The DOJ claimed that Nomura misled investors, which included university endowments, retirement funds, federally insured financial institutions, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac, about the quality of the underlying loans between 2006 and 2007.
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Senate may vote on tax reform as soon as this week

Will the MID stay or go?
Tax reform is an important, priority issue put forward by the Trump administration. Given that, a vote on a new tax plan could be coming in the Senate soon. Will the mortgage interest deduction stay as is or go down a new road? We may know sooner than later.
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Former Nomura RMBS trader found guilty of securities, wire fraud conspiracy

But found not guilty on six other counts
Nearly two years ago, the SEC and the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged three former Nomura Securities residential mortgage-backed securities traders with fraud, alleging that they “repeatedly lied” to customers about the pricing information of mortgage bonds and defrauded customers out of millions of dollars. The three traders went on trial last month, and a jury handed down a verdict this week. All in all, only one was found guilty – and only on one charge.
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Nomura: Don't make too much out of Nationstar CFO's departure

Appears there's nothing "behind the curtain"
Earlier this week, Nationstar Mortgage surprised the market a bit when it announced that its chief financial officer, Robert Stiles, is departing the company. But according to a report from Nomura, not only does there not appear to be a hidden story behind Stiles' departure, the company likely won’t suffer at all with Amar Patel serving as interim CFO.
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Regulators deny JPMorgan Chase, Redwood Trust securitization innovation

Private market risk-sharing effort rejected by OCC
Last year saw a bit of innovation in the private-label securitization market, as JPMorgan Chase launched a new securitization option where some of the risk on non-agency mortgages is transferred to the private market through a risk-sharing deal. But, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency rejected the innovative securitization structure. What does it mean going forward?
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