Items Tagged with 'GSE conservatorship'

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  • Housing industry responds to Trump's calls for housing finance reform

    Groups applaud president's official step toward instigating long-awaited change
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum calling for an end of the conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The memorandum details programs and objectives that the government agencies are asked to analyze for reform, but it doesn't provide many other specifics. Absent concrete details for change, most groups in the housing space applauded the president's move as an necessary step toward instigating much-needed change.
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  • Trump asks HUD to address financial viability of reverse mortgage program

    Housing finance reform to include assessment of HECMs
    President Donald Trump this week put into motion federal action on the "overdue reform of the housing finance system." Among the president's to-do list for the HUD secretary: address the financial viability of the reverse mortgage program, and report back to him promptly with a detailed plan for reform.
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  • Trump to sign memorandum on housing finance reform

    Expected to direct HUD and Treasury to draft reports on GSE reform
    President Donald Trump is expected to sign a memorandum on housing finance reform Wednesday, on the second day of Senate Banking Committee hearings on GSE reform that are intensifying the debate over removing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae from conservatorship.
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  • Freddie Mac CEO Don Layton stepping down in July, David Brickman to take over

    Layton set to retire July 1
    Don Layton’s time as CEO of Freddie Mac will officially end this summer, the government-sponsored enterprise announced Thursday morning. Layton has led Freddie Mac since 2012, but the GSE announced last year that Layton would be retiring at some point in the second half of 2019. And Thursday, the GSE revealed exactly when Layton’s run as CEO will end, and who will replace him.
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  • Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos: Conservatorship has been very successful

    On his last day as CEO, Mayopoulos looks back and looks ahead
    Despite other prominent housing figures stating earlier that morning that the GSE conservatorship is unstable and undesirable, Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos complimented the government on its decision to bail out the companies and place them in conservatorship for 10 years. "Conservatorship has been very successful," Mayopoulos said. "What the government did worked quite well."
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  • Top housing groups push Trump administration, Congress to enact permanent GSE reform

    Housing industry’s biggest acronyms want formalized, stable changes
    With the 10-year anniversary of the government taking Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into conservatorship nigh upon us, a coalition of the housing industry’s largest trade groups, affordable housing advocates, and others is calling on the Trump administration and Congress to enact permanent reforms to the government-sponsored enterprises.
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  • Fannie Mae needs billions from Treasury for the first time since 2012. What happened?

    Credit the Republican tax plan, and much more
    If you’ve been playing close attention, you knew this day was coming, but that doesn’t make it any less shocking. Fannie Mae needs money from the government for the first time since 2012. So, how did we get here? The easy answer is to blame the Republican tax plan, and in many ways, that’s correct… but it’s far more complicated than that.
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  • Fannie and Freddie make more money per employee than almost any other company

    GSEs’ profit per employee is among highest in the world
    What Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do with the money they make has long been a debate in the housing finance world. What has never been up for debate is just how much money the GSEs make. Being the major (only?) players in the secondary mortgage market has been good business for Fannie and Freddie for some time. But new analysis puts the GSEs’ business into stark perspective.
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  • Here's the final tally on Fannie, Freddie credit risk-sharing in 2016

    FHFA report details GSEs' efforts to offload risk
    In 2013, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac began shifting credit risk to investors as part of a plan to reduce the overall risk of the government-sponsored enterprises, and therefore, the risk to the American taxpayers. And a new report published Monday by the Federal Housing Finance Agency shows how much progress the GSEs are making in their collective effort to protect the taxpayers from risk.
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