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May 30, 2014

To Get Out of Conservatorship, the GSEs Would Need to Raise $265 Billion

By Charles Wisniowski

In order for the GSEs to exit conservatorship with the full faith and credit of the U.S., they would have to pay the Treasury a fee equal to the value of the government’s backing under the terms of their preferred stock purchase agreements.

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