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Volume 14 - Number 9

May 2, 2014

Enterprise Endnotes

KBW: Fannie, Freddie Emerging From Conservatorship ‘Increasingly Plausible.’ The battle over the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac likely will rage on for the rest of the decade, but it’s “increasingly plausible” that the two government-controlled mortgage giants will emerge from conservatorship, according to a new report from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. However, KBW Analyst Brian Gardner readily admits that the firm is unsure “how or when” the Treasury Department or Federal Housing Finance Agency can legally take the two out of conservatorship.

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