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Volume 2014 - Number 12

March 28, 2014

Downloads Available: Non-Agency MBS Ratings by Company - 4Q13

Downloads Available: Non-Mortgage ABS Ratings by Company - 4Q13

S&P Tops in Ranking Non-Agency MBS In 2013, Fitch First in Non-Mortgage ABS

Standard & Poor’s rated $11.72 billion of non-agency MBS issued in 2013, making it the most active rating service in the market by dollar volume, although DBRS rated considerably more deals, according to a new ranking and analysis by Inside MBS & ABS. In its heyday, S&P used to rate more than 90 percent of new issuance of non-agency MBS, but in 2013 it accounted for just 40.0 percent of the market by dollar volume. DBRS wasn’t too far behind with a 36.0 percent share, followed by Kroll Ratings and Fitch Ratings. Moody’s Investors Service rated...[Includes two data charts]

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.