December 2018

Friday December 28 2018

American Banker: Will 2019 bring long-awaited GSE reform?

Wednesday December 26 2018

National Mortgage News: On way out, Hensarling makes final case for GSE reform

Scotsman Guide: Blog: GSE reform is coming with or without Congress

Housing Wire: Experts weigh in on housing reform at House hearing

DS News: The Fate of Fannie and Freddie

National Mortgage News: For hedge funds, 2019 offers risks and rewards on Fannie-Freddie

Scotsman Guide: GSE reform returns to Capitol Hill

American Banker: Trump names OCC’s Otting as acting director of FHFA

Housing Wire: Trump taps OCC’s Otting to replace Watt as FHFA director

Friday December 21 2018

Bloomberg: For Hedge Funds, 2019 Offers Risks and Rewards on Fannie-Freddie

Reuters: Trump to name currency comptroller Otting as acting director of the FHFA

Washington Examiner: Trump names acting director for Fannie, Freddie oversight agency

Thursday December 20 2018

Mortgage Professional America: Mnuchin: I want to get Fannie, Freddie out of conservatorship

Mortgage News Daily: Fannie/Freddie “Reform” Discussion Heats Up Again

Seeking Alpha: GSE Investors Wait For Watt To Leave FHFA

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: Bum actors perform a very bad movie…

Wednesday December 19 2018

Bloomberg: Mnuchin Hints at Fannie-Freddie Changes to End U.S. Control

The Hill: Fannie and Freddie didn’t get a bailout; it was a stick-up

Monday December 17 2018

American Action Forum: Housing Finance Reform In One Picture

Friday December 14 2018

Seeking Alpha: Calabria Nomination As FHFA Director Good For GSE Preferreds

DS News: New Faces in Housing Regulation

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: New Year, New GSE Court Hopes??

Thursday December 13 2018

American Banker: It’s official: White House taps Calabria as head of FHFA

Housing Wire: It’s official: Trump nominates Mark Calabria to lead FHFA

The Real Deal: Trump taps Mark Calabria as new head of Federal Housing Finance Agency

DS News: Lawmakers and Industry React to Calabria Nom

Scotsman Guide: Trump picks Mark Calabria to lead FHFA

Wednesday December 12 2018

Breitbart: Housing Policy Experts Warn Against Hedge Fund Plot to Seize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Wall Street Journal: Trump Picks Two Nominees for Top Financial Posts

Politico: Trump’s pick of Calabria as housing chief roils advocates

Bloomberg: Trump Picks Pence Economist to Lead Fannie-Freddie Regulator

CNBC: A major critic of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could soon be in charge…

Washington Examiner: Trump nominates two to key financial policy posts

The Hill: Trump announces housing-finance, market watchdog nominees

Housing Wire: What would Mark Calabria as FHFA director mean for the future of Fannie and Freddie?

Mortgage News Daily: White House Nominates Calabria as New FHFA Chief

Tuesday December 11 2018

New filing in Fannie/Freddie Consolidated Class Action, click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “The parties have agreed among themselves that FHFA, Fannie and Freddie’s answers to Fairholme, Arrowood and the Class Plaintiffs’ complaints will be filed by Dec. 17, and ask Judge Lamberth to approve that six-day extension.”

The Hill: Fannie and Freddie investors want us to forget about the housing crisis

Wall Street Journal: Trump Expected to Nominate Fannie, Freddie Critic to Oversee Mortgage-Finance Giants

New York Times: Trump May Choose Critic of Fannie and Freddie to Lead Agency Overseeing Them

Politico: Trump expected to name Pence aide Calabria as top housing regulator

Bloomberg: Trump Considering Pence Aide for Fannie-Freddie Regulator

American Banker: What Calabria at FHFA would mean for GSE reform

Housing Wire: The end of Fannie, Freddie conservatorship? Trump reportedly picking Mark Calabria to lead FHFA

National Mortgage Professional: Reports Claim Trump Wants Mark Calabria to Run FHFA

Thursday December 6 2018

Credit Union Journal: Two Dems vie to chair housing subcommittee in congressional shake-up

National Mortgage News: NPL sales at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac slowing at a more gradual pace

Tuesday December 4 2018

New filing in Collins vs. FHFA. Peter Chapman writes, “The Fifth Circuit’s scheduled the en banc rehearing in Collins v. FHFA for Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, in New Orleans.”

American Banker: Waters likely to raise affordable housing’s profile in GSE debate

National Mortgage Professional: FHFA OIG Completes Report on Watt Misconduct Charges

National Mortgage Professional: McHenry to Become Financial Services Committee’s Ranking Member

Monday December 3 2018

Seeking Alpha: Administrative Recapitalization Of Fannie And Freddie May Start Soon

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: Tutorial: With no GSE “uglies” left, have we finally exposed the bad guys and their transparent objectives?