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Fannie and Freddie Bailouts Unique in Helping Government, Hurting Shareholders

Thursday, November 3, 2016

With the release of third quarter earnings this week, we are reminded that eight years into their conservatorships, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are unique amongst the financial institutions and automobile companies that received federal bailouts during the nadir of the financial crisis. Following the latest round of earnings, the GSEs have returned nearly $70 […]

Even Big Lenders Have Questions about Front-End Risk Sharing

Monday, October 17, 2016

The more private sector players think about front-end risk sharing, the more consensus there is on proceeding with caution. Since 2012, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has required Fannie and Freddie to transfer a portion of the credit risk on the loans they acquire to the private sector. The official rationale for this policy is […]

Investors Unite Legal Call

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Listen to the teleconference here. On Thursday, October 6 at 10:30 am EDT, Investors Unite Executive Director Tim Pagliara will host a teleconference to discuss the state of affairs of the many pending legal cases related to GSE shareholders, including the recent unsealing of Judge Margaret Sweeney’s order denying claims of privilege over documents that the […]

TODAY: Investors Unite Legal Call

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Today, Thursday, October 6 at 10:30 am EDT, Investors Unite Executive Director Tim Pagliara will host a teleconference to discuss the state of affairs of the many pending legal cases related to GSE shareholders, including the recent unsealing of Judge Margaret Sweeney’s order denying claims of privilege over documents that the government has sought to withhold […]

Will Congress Grease Big Bank Takeover of Fannie and Freddie?

Monday, September 26, 2016

Last week, the Community Mortgage Lenders of America joined with several civil rights organizations, affordable housing groups and business organizations in urging Congress not to slip policy changes affecting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into catch-all spending bills that must be enacted by the end of the year. The letter cautioned Congress specifically against legislative […]