For 27 years, Redwood Trust has been a leader and innovator in housing finance. Having priced over 100 securitizations exceeding $50 billion in notional value, Redwood’s Sequoia program continues to be the best-in-class issuer of private label MBS. Redwood’s approach to technology includes both organic and partnership-based initiatives, including through our RWT Horizons venture fund which commenced operations earlier this year. This fall, beginning with our Sequoia 2021-6 transaction, in collaboration with fin tech start-up Liquid Mortgage, Redwood became the first issuer to incorporate blockchain technology in an RMBS transaction. This innovation allows real time borrower payment data to be visible to investors for the first time and verifiable via the blockchain. While this feature is now a staple in all of our Sequoia transactions, we expect other issuers to follow our lead in this area as has been the case in many other areas of securitization since Redwood’s inception. Our market leading franchise is built upon quality assets and best-in-class data transparency (facilitated by our collaboration with Fin tech company DV01), resulting in new issue pricing that is consistently superior to competing issuers.
- Funded 13 early stage fin/prop technology ventures for a total of $25 million.
- Originators who sell loans to Redwood Trust can now fund those loans as quickly as 2 days to 14 days from closing the loan with the borrower, which is down from 38 days prior in the year, and which is still current industry standard.
- Dramatically increase acquisition volume with little increase in our operations staff in 2021.
Loan Origination, Secondary
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