Mortgage Securitization

Treasury Credit Rating Agency Exercise

Pool characteristics from Department of Treasury exercise in which six rating services rated pools of mortgages acquired by Freddie Mac and a hypothetical non-agency MBS to show probable credit enhancement required for non-agency MBS. Includes average underwriting characteristics for each pool and AAA-level expected losses for each pool from each rater.

4Q14 Data


After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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