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Volume 2014 - Number 8

February 28, 2014

SEC Commissioner Urges Regulator to Take Action on Rating Services, Following Up on Franken Amendment

Kara Stein, a commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission, said the SEC needs to take action regarding the rating services. It was one of many recent MBS-related calls for action directed at the SEC, from the agency's leadership, Congress and industry analysts. "We need to finally and firmly address the conflicts of interest in asset-backed securitizations and the provision of credit ratings," Stein said in a speech late last week. She noted...

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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.