October 2019

October 31 2019

New filing in Collins vs FHFA.

Peter Chapman writes, “Blackwells Capital filed an amicus brief urging the High Court to accept the Collins Plaintiffs’ petition for review of the Fifth Circuit’s decision, and the government filed its brief saying the court should not review the constitutional and remedial topics the Collins Plaintiffs request but should review HERA as requested in its appeal. ”

Blackwells Capital amicus brief may be viewed here

The government’s brief may be viewed here

Bloomberg Law: Freddie Mac Is Focused on ‘Speed to Exit’ U.S. Control, CEO Says

National Mortgage News: Freddie Mac plans to push hard toward conservatorship exit

American Banker: Trump administration wants Supreme Court to back GSE profit sweep

Seeking Alpha: Fannie Mae net worth rises $4B in Q3

October 30 2019

New filing in Collins vs. FHFA, click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “Treasury delivered its petition for review of the Collins decision to the U.S. Supreme Court last week. Treasury wants the High Court to say HERA’s anti-injunction and succession provisions silence shareholder complaints.”

Market Watch: Borrowers won’t be left behind as Fannie and Freddie privatize, regulator says

Housing Wire: Mark Calabria: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will increase focus on exiting conservatorship

Bloomberg Law: U.S. Seeks Supreme Court Review of Fannie-Freddie Profit Sweep

Value Walk: Fannie and Freddie confusion: Is the net worth sweep really over?

October 29 2019

Wall Street Journal: Fannie, Freddie Told to Prepare for Return to Private Sector

National Mortgage News: Are Fannie, Freddie ready for competition? ‘Bring it on,’ CEOs say

National Mortgage Professional Magazine: Piecemeal GSE Reform Is Risky

The M Report: GSE Reform Taking its Next Steps Forward

American Banker: FHFA’s Calabria talks GSE footprint, coordination with other agencies

Bloomberg Law: FHFA Issues New Strategic Plan for Oversight of Fannie, Freddie

Housing Wire: FHFA releases 2020 Scorecard for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: “Jump Start?” Come on boys, fess up?

October 28 2019

Housing Wire: Did Mnuchin and Calabria cite Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac “receivership” as a threat?

October 25 2019

New filing in Angel vs. Fannie Mae, et al., click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “Mr. Angel filed a revised opening brief in the D.C. Circuit yesterday to eliminate some uncommon acronyms”

New filing in Wazee vs FHFA, click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “Treasury filed its brief this evening. Treasury tells Judge Alejandro the Fifth Circuit should never have examined the constitutional question because HERA’s shareholder succession should have blocked the Collins Plaintiffs lawsuit.  Treasury also alerts Judge Alejandro that the Collins Plaintiffs have asked the High Court to review the Fifth Circuit’s decision.”

Real Clear Markets: Eliminating Fannie & Freddie’s Competitive Advantages by Administrative Action

The M Report: Path to GSE Privatization Runs Through Wall Street

Boston Business Journal: Viewpoint: Why Boston needs housing finance reform

October 24 2019

New filings in Wazee vs FHFA

Peter Chapman writes, “FHFA and Wazee Street delivered their briefs about the Fifth Circuit’s Collins decision to Judge Alejandro this afternoon. As we would expect, FHFA argues, under Dr. Calabria’s leadership, it’s structure is constitutional and invalidation of the Net Worth Sweep is inappropriate, and the Collins Plaintiffs agree with the majority that FHFA’s structure is unconstitutional and urge Judge Alejandro to side with the dissenting Fifth Circuit judges and order the Net Worth Sweep be vacated.

View the plaintiffs filing here

View the defendants filing here

Wall Street Journal: The White House Wants to Privatize Fannie and Freddie. It Needs Wall Street’s Help.

October 23 2019

Fox Business: Fannie, Freddie shareholders could get wiped out warns regulator

Bloomberg: Fannie Regulator Willing to Wipe Out Shareholders If Needed

American Banker: FHFA’s Calabria is open to wiping out Fannie, Freddie shareholders

Housing Wire: Calabria says he’s willing to wipe out Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac shareholders

Market Watch: Regulator says government will ‘wipe out’ Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders if needed

October 22 2019

Value Walk: There’s light at the end of the tunnel for GSE Investors

Value Walk: GSE shareholders demand the truth regarding the net worth sweep

American Banker: Let’s get housing reform right this time

October 21 2019

Tim Howard on Mortgage Finance: Some Simple Facts

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: FHFA = “Wasting Money Is Us!”

October 18 2019

American Banker: Hensarling joins Milken Institute as senior fellow

October 17 2019

DS News: FHFA Director Mark Calabria Provides Update on Conservatorship

Citizens Against Government Waste: FHFA Director Calabria is the Watchdog Taxpayers Deserve

October 16 2019

New filing in Angel vs. Fannie Mae, et al., click here to view.

Peter Chapman writes, “Mr. Angel delivered his opening brief to the D.C. Circuit yesterday”

Bhatti vs. FHFA, an audio recording of this morning’s hearing before the Eighth Circuit is available here, at no charge.

October 10 2019

Value Walk: GSE scam? Net worth sweep remains in play after “accounting chicanery”

October 9 2019

Asset Securitization Report: GSE reform: How the plans could play out for the world of ABS

Mortgage News Daily: FHFA Seeks Help in Recapitalizing GSEs

October 8 2019

Brookings: How do you solve a problem like Fannie and Freddie? Not by creating more of them

Industry News Release: Fannie and Freddie move from Brink of Collapse to Stability

October 7 2019

New filing in Wazee vs. FHFA, click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “Judge Alejandro has asked the Wazee Plaintiffs, FHFA and Treasury to submit briefs by Oct. 23 telling her  what she should think about the Collins decision. ”

American Banker: Fannie and Freddie get to keep their earnings. Now what?

October 4 2019

Housing Wire: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac now appear to be here to stay. How exactly did that happen?

October 3 2019

Washington Post: Federal government has dramatically expanded exposure to risky mortgages

DS News: The Privatization Path for Fannie and Freddie

Mortgage Professional America: Treasury, FHFA will allow GSEs to retain more capital

Bill Maloni’s GSE Blog: Such a deal??!! Fool me once, shame on me, fool me….

October 2 2019

Forbes: America Is About To Do The Right Thing In Housing Finance Reform. We Have Tried Everything Else.

Financial Regulation News: Treasury, FHFA modify preferred stock purchase agreements with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Housing Wire: How Trump’s removal would impact housing finance reform

October 1 2019

New filing in Collins vs FHFA, click here to view

Peter Chapman writes, “The Collins Plaintiffs delivered their petition for review to the U.S. Supreme Court last week. The Collins Plaintiffs ask the High Court to review the constitutionality of FHFA’s structure and how much of HERA should or shouldn’t survive as a result.  The Collins Plaintiffs recognize in footnote 1 appearing at pp. 5-7 of their petition it’s very unusual for a party prevailing in a Circuit Court of Appeals to take an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Investors Unite: Investors Unite Welcomes Move by the Federal Housing Finance Agency to Retain Capital in the GSEs

Cincinnati Enquirer: Opinion: The future of affordable housing depends on finance reform

Wall Street Journal: Fannie, Freddie to Retain Earnings

Washington Post: Trump administration takes critical step toward releasing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac from government control

Reuters: U.S. allows Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to start keeping profits

Bloomberg Markets: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Allowed to Boost Capital Cushions

Fox Business: Fannie, Freddie reform closer, Treasury details plan for profits

National Mortgage News: Fannie, Freddie will retain $45B in capital in first step toward privatization

American Action Forum: Risky Business