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Volume 2012 - Number 44

November 16, 2012

Redwood’s Latest Non-Agency Jumbo MBS Set To Receive Lower AAA Credit Enhancement

The latest planned non-agency jumbo MBS from Redwood Trust will have lower credit enhancement levels than other recent deals issued by the real estate investment trust, according to presale reports released this week. The AAA tranche on Redwood’s sixth non-agency MBS issuance of the year will have credit enhancement of 7.05 percent, down from 7.30 percent on the three previous deals issued by Redwood. Officials at Redwood along with others interested in non-agency MBS have suggested that credit enhancement levels required by the rating services have been too high. The credit enhancement for Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2012-6 will be the lowest on a non-agency MBS backed by new loans since the MBS issued by Redwood in 2010 had 6.50 percent credit enhancement on the AAA tranche. Fitch Ratings, Kroll Bond Rating Agency and Moody’s Investors Service are set...

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