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Volume 2018 - Number 14

April 13, 2018

Prime Non-Agency MBS Issuers Getting More Creative After Years of Plain Vanilla Issuance

With relatively strong demand from investors for prime non-agency MBS, issuers are starting to break the mold that was established after the financial crisis. Areas of experimentation include due diligence sampling, an emphasis on loans eligible for sale to the government-sponsored enterprises and specifically tailored transactions.

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This weekly covers the secondary mortgage market, including mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities.



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With loan volumes declining, does your shop have plans to enter the non-QM lending market in 2019?

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