Bank holding preferences could hit MBS market

Large US banks are shifting their mortgage bond exposure into hold-to-maturity accounts to dodge the impact of rising interest rates on their regulatory capital holdings, a trend that could undermine market performance in the long run, according to JP Morgan analysts.

  • By Alexander Saeedy
  • 10 Sep 2018
Since the end of 2016, the top 10 bank holders of agency MBS have increased the amount of pass-through securities in hold-to-maturity (HTM) accounts by nearly $140bn, the JP Morgan analysts wrote on Monday. Over the same period, equivalent securities held in the available-for-sale (AFS) account dropped by ...

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