GSE reform

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


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.


FHFA proposes formal liquidity rules for GSEs


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


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


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.


Marzol, deputy to FHFA director, plans to retire


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.


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


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.


Is GSE reform dead on arrival under Biden?


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.