FHFA Talks Fannie and Freddie Alignment, Competition
November 11, 2016
Promoting alignment between Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the programs offered, versus competition, is a balancing act, according to Bob Ryan, Federal Housing Finance Agency acting deputy director, division of conservatorship. He spoke about the single security during a housing panel sponsored by the Urban Institute and Core Logic last week. Ryan said that it’s important to consider what the implications might be for investors when deciding whether to have the GSEs align or compete in their programs and activities. Freddie is on track to implement the single security in the fourth quarter of 2017, he said. That change will put Freddie’s existing securities on the new platform.