The Federal Housing Finance Agency published a progress report on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac credit-risk transfer programs this week. The report covered the first quarter and showed that together the GSEs transferred $5.5 billion worth of credit risk during the first three months of the year.The risk was transferred on mortgage loans with $174 billion in unpaid principal balance. That’s a good start to 2017 being on track with the $18.1 billion the GSEs transferred in all of 2016 on mortgages with $548 billion in UPB. Debt issuance was the largest category of CRTs, accounting for 77 percent. Reinsurance transactions followed, but represented a much smaller 19 percent share.