Residential MBS


Freddie Mac Backs Small Balance Multifamily CMBS

The pool consists of 124 small balance loans that are secured by 118 multifamily properties which are primarily affordable housing associated with a Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Paragon Preps £153.12M UK RMBS

The transaction is backed by a provisional pool of £153.12 million ($245 million) of buy-to-let mortgages originated between July and September 2014. Paragon will add additional mortgages to the pool before closing.

Redwood Queues Up $341M Jumbo RMBS

Redwood Trust's latest Sequoia RMBS will offer $341 million worth of bonds backed by a pool of 30-year, fixed-rate residential mortgage loans.

Credit Suisse Scoops Up Pre-Crisis MBS in $7B Auction

BlackRock managed an auction of $4.6 billion in U.S. mortgage-backed securities, many of them issued in 2006 and 2007, for a European Bank. Credit Suisse was among the major winners.

JPMorgan Launches Risk-Sharing Deal

JPMorgan Chase Bank is in the market with a mortgage risk-sharing deal that's the same breed as those issued by Fannie Mae under its Connecticut Avenue Securities label.



Reg AB II Returns from Limbo

Regulation AB governs registration, reporting and disclosure requirements for all things asset-backed. The Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be ready to update it significantly, but, nearly four years after changes were originally proposed, it’s not clear exactly what the Commission will do.

Nonbank Mortgage Servicers' Rapid Growth Alarms Investors

Concern is mounting among investors and analysts that Nationstar, Ocwen Financial and Walter Investment are getting so big so quickly that they are becoming too difficult to manage.

Finra Files Proposal to Disseminate Price Data

The proposal would introduce dissemination of trade prices for securities ranging from highly liquid credit card and auto ABS to smaller and more esoteric deals in asset classes such as time shares, to commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and highly structured CDOs and collateralized loan obligations.

Fitch: External Factors Biggest Threat in 2014

Overall issuance growth will moderate in 2014, Fitch Ratings' managing director for asset backed securities says in the firm's outlook.

Ocwen's Loan Mods Rile RMBS Investors

The servicer has a reputation for aggressively writing down principal, often multiple times.


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