Two Wall Street traders are charged with involvement in a “parking” scheme that arranged for one to purchase several securities with the understanding that the other would repurchase them at a profit in order to skirt around company rules.
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association has named Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr. to serve as its president and CEO in the wake of the resignation of former U.S. Senator and SIFMA CEO Judd Gregg.
Nomura Corporate Funding Americas debuted, post-crisis, on the private-label residential mortgage-backed securitization scene, becoming one of a few issuers in that segment of the market.The financial...
Talk about consistency.Real estate investment trust Redwood Trust is keeping pace with its monthly issuance goal, setting out on its eighth private-label residential mortgage-backed securitization deal...
In the days following the 2016 election, business leaders across many industries were hopeful that the new president would make good on his promise of widespread deregulation. Banks and other financial institutions were especially optimistic. Here at last was the relief they had been looking for. Or not.
Even Hollywood knows better than to produce a sequel when the original movie is truly, horrifically bad. That’s why, thankfully, we haven’t seen sequels to such all-time cinematic disasters as Howard the Duck, Gigli, The Last Airbender, Jack and Jill, Glitter, or Battlefield Earth. Which brings us, in an admittedly roundabout way, to the question of whether we’re about to see a sequel of sorts in the mortgage industry: The Return of the Subprime Loan.
With FHFA director Mel Watt’s term due to expire in January 2019, the question of whether to move ahead on some version of administrative reform may rest with his successor. In the meantime, policy makers would be well-served to work together to come to some agreement on options for administrative reform. At a minimum, agreeing on a common definition would be a good first step.