Volume 2014 - Number 11
March 20, 2014
Fannie and Freddie Could Be Worth $170 Billion in Fire Sale, But Private Investors May See Little or None of It
If Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are eventually liquidated, the federal government could reap between $170 billion and $234 billion in net proceeds, according to a new audit of the firms, but that doesn’t mean the junior preferred stockholders in the two will see a dime of that money. The newly released Johnson-Crapo mortgage finance reform bill provides no relief to investors in the junior preferred or owners of common stock in the two government-sponsored enterprises, leaving all liquidation proceeds to the U.S. Treasury, which owns the senior preferred shares. Over the past 18 months, several high-profile private-equity firms – Fairholme Capital, Pershing Square and Perry Capital, to name a few – have invested...
Subscribers to Inside Mortgage Finance have full access to all its stories and data online. Visitors may become subscribers for full access or may purchase individual articles and data.
Subscriber Log In
If you are a current subscriber or already purchased this article, please login below.
A weekly "must read" for industry executives. Thoroughly covers regulatory, political, legislative and market issues in the residential mortgage business.
You can purchase this article for $55.00 without subscribing and always have access to it on insidemortgagefinance.com.
Please contact Customer Service if you need assistance: 1-800-570-5744