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    1. U.S. housing regulator signals guarantee fee decision this quarter

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      Tue, 27 Jan 2015

      WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The top U.S. housing regulator on Tuesday said his agency would make a decision by the end of this quarter on fees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge lenders for...

    2. The Winners and Losers in a Changing Mortgage Market

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      Thu, 15 Jan 2015

      residential mortgages are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . These two organizations have ..... So, we're seeing Fannie and Freddie guaranteeing about two thirds of ..... proposals to restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or perhaps eliminate them altogether

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      Coffina: So, the key securitizers for residential mortgages are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . These two organizations have been in conservatorship since the financial crisis. Has that reduced their role in the mortgage market? Sinegal: No. Actually, they have gained share since they were taken into conservatorship. Basically, the two of them are functioning as arms of the government now, and it's very hard for private players to compete. So, we're seeing Fannie and Freddie guaranteeing about two thirds of all mortgages originated right now. They are raising their fees, and the private market is starting to come back; but as I said, it's very hard to compete with them with the full backing of the federal government at this point. Coffina: So, there has been a variety of proposals to restructure the mortgage market, mostly aimed at reducing the role of Fannie and Freddie . Can you walk us through a few of the main proposals that are out there? Sinegal: As you might imagine, there is a wide variety of opinions on how the mortgage market should look going forward. Fannie and Freddie have dominated it since the 1930s, basically, when Fannie Mae was created, and now people aren't exactly sure how things are going to look going forward. There are a lot of proposals out there. Some would like to see them eliminated altogether; some would like to see the government maintain a large role, but not so much Fannie and Freddie . I think there are two main sources of debate. The first is around who is going to own the securitization platform. Will
      the mortgage market, a lot of proposals to restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or perhaps eliminate them altogether. We think the mortgage market will look significantly different 10 years from now than it does today.
    3. Fannie, Freddie must study 'alternate' credit scoring -regulator

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      Wed, 14 Jan 2015

      WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 's regulator hinted on Wednesday that credit standards could be eased when it laid out the 2015 goals for U.S. mortgage companies.

    4. How Citibank’s Culture Allowed Corruption to Thrive

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      Mon, 12 Jan 2015

      mortgages it purchased from external lenders, which it then sold to government sponsored enterprises like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac . From 2006 to 2007, Hunt and Bowen found that an astonishing 60–80% of these mortgages were defective: missing

    5. Nominees for 2014 Fixed-Income Fund Manager of the Year

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      Thu, 8 Jan 2015

      mortgages, Garrett made modest allocations to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debt while underweighting lower-coupon fare, all positives ..... positions in less-traveled corners of the market, such as Freddie Mac multifamily mortgages. The funds' long-term records

    6. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to lose market share to private capital: CBO

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      Tue, 16 Dec 2014

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's government-controlled mortgage finance giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , will likely guarantee a shrinking share of new loans over the next decade, congressional analysts said on Tuesday.

    7. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to lose market share to private capital: CBO

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      Tue, 16 Dec 2014

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's government-controlled mortgage finance giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , will likely guarantee a shrinking share of new loans over the next decade, congressional analysts said on Tuesday.

    8. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to lose market share to private capital-CBO

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      Tue, 16 Dec 2014

      WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - America's government-controlled mortgage finance giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , will likely guarantee a shrinking share of new loans over the next decade, congressional analysts said on Tuesday.

    9. The Winners and Losers of U.S. Equity Funds in 2014

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      Tue, 16 Dec 2014

      Tech and a Lot in Fannie Mae/ Freddie Mac and Sears OK, I stretched when ..... fits the bill. Its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac preferreds are down 55% and Sears is down 14%. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac common shares are also in the portfolio

    10. Falling Energy Prices Too Much of a Good Thing?

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      Sat, 13 Dec 2014

      start to the year. Recall that a year ago the Treasury received a large one-time payment of about $34 billion from Freddie Mac that is not likely to recur this year. Even considering the payment this year, the deficit should remain under 3

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