After years of acquiring mortgages as whole loans, PIMCO and MetLife are set to issue separate non-agency MBS stocked with seasoned mortgages. An affiliate of PIMCO plans a $382.56 million issuance while MetLife's deal could be double that size.
A recent court ruling in the case of Powell v. Ocwen Financial could significantly expand liability for non-agency MBS participants by subjecting MBS transactions to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
In a positive sign for the non-agency MBS market, JPMorgan Chase is set to issue a $440.54 million MBS stocked with non-qualified mortgages for primary residences. It will be the the first big bank to do so.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is increasing its srcutiny of sale of mortgage interests between investment vehicles managed by the same advisor, even if the parties involved are private entities.
The secondary mortgage market could be in for historic change in the wake of President Trump this week ordering the Treasury Department to end the conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and come up with a new paradigm.
The market leaders in rating non-agency MBS and non-mortgage ABS retained their top rankings in 2018. S&P Global was the top rating service in the ABS market, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS market analysis, after rating $142.24 billion of new issuance, an 11.6% percent increase from 2017. [Includes two data charts.]
In a class action lawsuit filed last month in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a group of institutional investors allege that several Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-approved dealers colluded in a systematic scheme to manipulate prices in the secondary market for agency debt.