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Volume 2014 - Number 6

March 14, 2014

Treasury Pushing for Jumbo MBS Standardization

Investors would be more willing to buy AAA tranches of jumbo mortgage-backed securities if issuers would standardize their offerings, according to Michael Stegman, counselor to the Treasury Department on housing finance policy. While the Treasury and industry participants both currently have initiatives aimed at standardization, issuers havenít been too willing to seek uniformity. In a speech last week, Stegman said that based on recent meetings with jumbo MBS participants ...

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