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What Risk Retention Means for CMBS, Autos, CLOs

Risky mortgage lending may have triggered the financial crisis, but final risk retention rules go much easier on mortgages than securitizations of other kinds of assets.

Spreads Vary Between Two Freddie Risk-Sharing Deals

The deal with a higher average loan-to-value ratio had two tranches price 25 basis points wider.

Citigroup Preps $207.6M Prime RMBS

Some 71.7% of the loan pool behind Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2014-J2 consists of qualified mortgages (QM). The other 28.3% are not subject to QM.

JP Morgan's Latest RMBS Sticks to 15-Yr Mortgages

Loans backing the $263.34 million JP Morgan Mortgage Trust 2014-5 were also made to borrowers with very strong credit, resulting in low credit enhancement for the triple-A tranche.

Regulators Unveil Final Risk Retention Rule

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. approved a final rule at its morning meeting that will require lenders to retain at least a 5% stake in loans they securitize unless they meet the definition of "qualified residential mortgages."

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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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Single-Family Rental Giants Branch Out

Single-family rental giants are financing smaller players, setting the stage for a new wave of issuance.

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