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Counsel’s Corner: The Battle Over GSE Profits is Raging

What is the outlook for the GSE shareholders' appeal of a lawsuit against the government over the sweep of GSE profits into Treasury that was previously dismissed in the D.C. District Court? Hamish Hume, partner with Boies, Schiller & Flexner, discusses all points of the case.

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TRID Could Mean Trouble for GSE Risk Transfers

Per the direction of their conservator and regulator, the FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were instructed not to conduct loan-level reviews for technical compliance with TRID when conducting their credit-risk transfer transactions.

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The Long, Hard Road to GSE Reform

Many, including FHFA Director Mel Watt, have expressed concern over Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's lack of a capital buffer. But at this point, how likely is it that they will be recapitalized and released from the conservatorships?

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Exceed Risk-Sharing Goals

The GSEs began their risk-sharing initiatives in 2013 as a way to transfer risk from taxpayers to private investors while the Enterprises remain in conservatorship of the FHFA. Since then, the GSEs have transferred a substantial portion of the credit risk for mortgages totaling hundreds of billions of dollars in unpaid principal balance (UPB).

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