October 2019

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