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Treasury: Recap and Release Not Happening

While a recent speech by FHFA Director Mel Watt has fueled speculation that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be recapitalized and the conservatorship will end, Treasury said that no policy change is imminent.

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Was Watt’s Speech the Beginning of the End for the Conservatorship?

Last week, FHFA Director Mel Watt gave a speech at the Bipartisan Center in which he declared the GSEs' lack of capital to be their biggest risk, and that he expects that risk to escalate as the conservatorships continue. Will that risk spur the government to end the conservatorships after almost eight years?

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