GSE reform

Are Treasury, FHFA running out of time to approve GSE capital boost?

01/08/21

The agency that supervises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has pushed for revising an agreement with the Treasury Department allowing the mortgage giants to retain their profits. A deal could be out of reach once Joe Biden takes office.

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FHFA proposes formal liquidity rules for GSEs

12/17/20

The proposal builds on guidance that the agency gave to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac earlier this year.

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Supreme Court hints FHFA's Calabria could keep job after all

12/09/20

Many have assumed the high court would rule that presidents can fire the Federal Housing Finance Agency director at will. But during oral arguments in a case challenging the agency’s structure, some justices suggested they could stop short of such a decision.

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Marzol, deputy to FHFA director, plans to retire

12/04/20

Adolfo Marzol came to the agency after a stint at HUD and a 30-year career in the mortgage industry. He will depart on Dec. 18.

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Why is Fannie Mae abandoning a practice that shields it from risk?

12/03/20

Fannie hasn't completed any credit risk transfers to private investors since the second quarter. Some experts worry the decision — likely spurred by the company’s concerns about a recent capital regulation — could put the mortgage giant on unsteady footing.

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Is GSE reform dead on arrival under Biden?

11/18/20

The Trump administration has moved forward on a plan to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but Joe Biden appointees could take steps to slow or stop their release from conservatorship.

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