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End of GSE conservatorship nears but CFPB ruling raises new questions

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End of GSE conservatorship nears but CFPB ruling raises new questions

The end of government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac drew one step closer this week, but a US Supreme Court ruling on the leadership structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) raises the possibility that the course could be reversed under a new government after November's election, write Max Adams and Jennifer Kang.

  • Crisis Talk — with Sairah Burki, managing director, regulatory policy at CREFC

    Crisis Talk — with Sairah Burki, managing director, regulatory policy at CREFC

    The fallout from the Covid-19 crisis has touched nearly every economic and employment sector, from the largest corporations to the smallest businesses. The pain has prompted an unprecedented policy response aimed at rescuing economies and markets, and further measures are likely to come. US commercial real estate has been especially impacted, with commercial mortgage lending slowing dramatically, already struggling retailers going dark across the country and a likely rethinking of the use of space following a nationwide experiment in working from home.

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  • After a decade, why rush GSE reform now?

    It can hardly be said that the process of releasing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac out of government conservatorship has been rushed. The painstaking process has taken place over the course more than a decade and has consumed the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) through two presidential administrations. And yet, FHFA capital requirements proposals published this week for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) may not go far enough to ensure their safety and soundness.

  • UK’s non-banks deserve a saviour too

    The UK government allowed the growth of the non-bank sector after the global financial crisis, but during the coronavirus pandemic, it has left it to fend for itself.

Latest Awards

  • Most Innovative Securitization Bank of the Year – MUFG

    While innovation is frequently applauded by market participants after the fact, actually convincing investors and others to change the way they work or to adopt new systems can be extremely challenging. Arguing successfully for an update to a process that has been in place for decades is no mean feat. For this reason, MUFG’s innovation of a key part of the CLO transaction lifecycle has been recognized with the accolade of Most Innovative Securitization Bank of the Year in 2019.

  • Securitization Technology Provider of the Year - Moody’s Analytics

    Moody’s has been collecting data on the structured finance market for almost 30 years. Today, Moody’s Analytics (sister company of credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service) offers go-to platforms for the structured finance market and is continually developing new technology to organise and broadcast that deep data set. This has long been recognised by structured finance investors, where it has a strong client base. But over the course of 2019, the company expanded its issuer business with the purchase of the Deloitte ABS Suite software system. It has also taken great strides in enabling its data to be fed into investment bank client portals through hosted APIs, and delivering content in a modular way through i-frames. Its embedded presence across all sides of the CLO markets explains why it came top of the GlobalCapital poll for securitization technology provider of the year.