Federal Home Loan Bank MBS Investments Remain Strong
October 14, 2016
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securities remained the preferred investment choice of the 11 Federal Home Loan Banks during the first half of 2016, according to a new ranking by Inside The GSEs based on data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. GSE MBS accounted for $110.6 million of the total $138.4 million in business. There was a 2.0 percent quarterly increase from the first to the second quarter. GSE MBS accounted for 79.9 percent of combined MBS portfolios. The FHFA data does not separately break out Fannie and Freddie volume or share.