Freddie CEO joins Harvard center focusing on housing finance reform


Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton has joined the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies as a senior industry fellow focused on reform of the government-sponsored enterprises.


Facebook partners not sure about Libra; Northern Trust's exposure


Some signed on because the deal didn't require using or promoting Libra; Chicago bank may get stuck with $190 million of losses from U.K. mutual fund.


Lawmakers spar over whether Fannie, Freddie are SIFIs


There is bipartisan agreement in the Senate that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are "too big to fail" but some lawmakers are skeptical that a SIFI designation is appropriate.


Three ways to draw private capital back into mortgages


There are clear actions that regulators at the CFPB, SEC and FHFA can take to help attract investors into the housing market, argues former FHFA Director Ed DeMarco.


FHFA asks Congress for power to charter Fannie, Freddie competitors


Director Mark Calabria urged lawmakers to grant the agency chartering authority similar to that of bank regulators to boost competition in the mortgage market.


Can Fannie, Freddie be overhauled without Congress?


The Federal Housing Finance Agency has far more authority to upend the status quo than most realize, according to a new report.


Duo on House banking panel say GSE reform should top agenda


With the Trump administration appearing willing to shake up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac without Congress, Reps. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., and Sean Duffy, R-Wis., said legislative action should be a priority.


Government launches unified MBS platform for Fannie, Freddie


The consolidation of the two companies' securitization platforms into a single bond market became official on Monday.


FHFA's Calabria urges reg relief for homebuilders


The head of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator blamed “burdensome” local regulations for a lack of housing supply, and also provided an update on the administration’s plan for GSE reform.


One important piece of GSEs' transformation ready for launch


The launch of a combined securitization platform for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is meant to ease the transition to a new housing finance system. But questions remain about how the mortgage sphere will adapt to the single security.