MBA Highlights Opportunity For Private Capital Risk-Sharing With GSEs

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Maintaining that the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) have caused government involvement in the mortgage market to balloon to unhealthy proportions , the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Monday released the second in a planned series of five concept papers offering its solutions. Today’s paper on risk sharing follows Key Steps on the Road to GSE Reform, which suggests that the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) direct the GSEs to modify the Freddie Mac PC to mirror the exact structure of the Fannie Mae MBS so that these securities would be considered fungible for TBA delivery. In Up-Front Risk Sharing: Ensuring Private Capital Delivers for Consumers MBA says a situation exists today where the government is crowding out private capital and blocking real competition…(read more)

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