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Volume 2017 - Number 39

October 13, 2017

Some Options Exist for MBS/ABS Issuers to Finance Risk Retention, though Compliance is Complicated

Risk-retention requirements established by the Dodd-Frank Act generally require sponsors or contributing lenders to retain risk from MBS and ABS issuance to align their interests with those of investors. Some issuers are financing their risk-retention obligations even though regulations regarding such transactions are murky. ďA security sponsor or majority-owned affiliate must reconcile a variety of different requirements in structuring a secured financing of its risk-retention ...

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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.

33%

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

20%

Maybe. It’s under consideration.

33%

Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

13%