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April 2, 2014

Short Takes: The Five Mortgages Made by Charlie Keating’s Lincoln Savings / Thanks Charlie / Uncle Sam Bailout Chump Change / Shellpoint to be a Bigger Player in Fannie MSRs / Are Fannie and Freddie SIFIs?

By Paul Muolo and Brandon Ivey and

The two have petitioned Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to designate Fannie and Freddie as SIFIs. Being an SIFI means the two would be subject to higher capital standards and greater scrutiny – as though the two aren’t under enough scrutiny as it is.

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