GSEs

Credit Suisse CEO leaves; Fannie, Freddie to buy SOFR mortgages

02/07/20

Tidjane Thiam submits his resignation; the two agencies said they will soon start accepting mortgages tied to the new rate and drop Libor by yearend.

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Fed bars another Goldman banker for 1MDB; SEC readies major crypto suit

02/05/20

The bank’s former Asia investment banking co-chief is its third executive to be so punished; the agency says Telegram’s digital coin is a security.

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Goldman, Amazon may offer loans; banks plan to tighten underwriting

02/04/20

The bank would make small-business loans on the online retailer’s platform; Fed survey says banks worry about increasing delinquencies, especially in subprime.

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FHFA redefining itself ahead of GSE overhaul

02/03/20

With policymakers focused on ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s conservatorship, their regulator is reorganizing key units and adding staff to position itself for the long term.

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FHFA picks Houlihan Lokey to advise agency on GSE plans

02/03/20

The regulator said the investment bank and financial services company will help in the process of strengthening Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s capital standing for their eventual exit from conservatorship.

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Banking 2025, more Wells Fargo woe, compliance turnover: Top stories of the week

01/10/20

Potential sources of industry upheaval, and how to adapt; former Wells Fargo execs may face criminal charges in coming weeks; why banks have such high turnover of chief compliance officers; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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GSEs might operate under consent decree, Calabria says

01/08/20

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria discussed the possibility of having Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate under a consent order to allow the government-sponsored enterprises to be able to raise capital.

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GSE investors better beware underlying risks

01/02/20

The FHFA’s attempt to move some of its balance sheet into the private sector could leave investors with greater liabilities than they were initially told.

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FHFA’s focus in reforming GSEs: Capital, capital, capital

12/26/19

A risk-based capital rule for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is expected to top the agenda in 2020 as the companies’ regulator executes plans for their release into the private sector.

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Big banks reach $250M settlement in suit alleging GSE bond-price fixing

12/17/19

A dozen of the nation's largest underwriters were accused of colluding with traders to artificially set prices on the secondary market for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities.

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