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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Feds finally end AIG oversight

    Plus, Mnuchin defends tax plan and some good news in Miami
    In just the latest chapter of the Trump administration's deregulation playbook, The Financial Stability Oversight Council, created by Dodd-Frank and comprised of 10 senior financial regulators, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, CFPB Director Richard Cordray and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, voted to remove federal oversight of American International Group Friday night.
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  • AIG breaks into mortgage securitization big-time with high quality first offering

    Underlying mortgages’ average FICO scores are highest since crisis
    When American International Group sold its mortgage-guaranty unit United Guaranty to Arch Capital Group last year, the company said that it planned to turn to residential mortgages to make up for the loss in revenue from the sale of United Guaranty. But AIG didn’t start originating new loans. Rather, the company has been buying up high-quality jumbo mortgages, and now plans to securitize those loans.
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  • Done deal: AIG finalizes sale of United Guaranty to Arch Capital Group

    Initial reports placed sale price at $3.4 billion
    American International Group officially closed the sale of its mortgage-guaranty unit United Guaranty to Arch Capital Group on Dec. 31, 2016, the companies announced Tuesday morning. Initial reports of the deal placed the sale price of United Guaranty at approximately $3.4 billion, but the companies did not disclose a final sale price.
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  • Groundbreaker: AIG insures crisis-era United Guaranty mortgage insurance policies

    Risk-transfer deals just jumped to a whole other level
    By its own admission, American International Group is set to break ground in the risk-transfer space. The company announced Monday that it obtained an insurance policy designed to cover any losses the company might suffer on a series of crisis-era mortgages that are currently insured by its mortgage insurance subsidiary, United Guaranty.
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  • AIG plans to take mortgage insurer United Guaranty public

    Activist investors are pushing for company split
    Ceding to pressure from activist investors, American International Group plans to take its mortgage insurer, United Guaranty, public later this year. AIG cites several reasons why the United Guaranty is poised to succeed in the future, including the "improving fundamentals of the housing market," "favorable long-term demographic drivers," and "higher credit quality of new mortgage originations."
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