GSEs

Freddie CEO joins Harvard center focusing on housing finance reform

07/01/19

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.

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

06/26/19

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.

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Lawmakers spar over whether Fannie, Freddie are SIFIs

06/25/19

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.

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Three ways to draw private capital back into mortgages

06/14/19

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.

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FHFA asks Congress for power to charter Fannie, Freddie competitors

06/12/19

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

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Can Fannie, Freddie be overhauled without Congress?

06/07/19

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

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Duo on House banking panel say GSE reform should top agenda

06/04/19

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.

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Government launches unified MBS platform for Fannie, Freddie

06/03/19

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

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FHFA's Calabria urges reg relief for homebuilders

06/03/19

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.

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One important piece of GSEs' transformation ready for launch

05/31/19

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.

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