FHFA Director Calabria: Net worth sweep is step one, IPOs for GSEs are an option

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Calabria: Ending the net worth sweep is step one of GSE reform, IPOs are an option Posted on May 20, 2019 The much-anticipated session with FHFA Director Mark Calabria at the MBA Secondary Conference in Manhattan Monday did not disappoint.

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBs) are government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that help bring capital to the housing markets. Their regulator is the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

Calabria adds, “The irony here is that what actually might speed up reform in Congress is that Watt pushes them into money-losing positions.” A spokesperson for the FHFA said the Director was not available for comment, but pointed out that he had in recent statements shed light on his views regarding where FHFA should place its focus.

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Last June, FHFA put a Proposed Rule for Enterprise Capital out for comment.. or guaranteed by Fannie and Freddie have been less than one-third those.. the re-ipo occur upfront while GSEs are still in conservatorship?.. without a court invalidating the net worth sweep Calabria now says he supports.

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Investors like the fact that he is an outspoken critic of the net worth sweep, contending, as one of the principal authors of HERA when he was a staffer for the senate banking committee in 2008, that it violates the plain text of the law as well as established practices of conservatorship and receivership on which the law is based.

On Monday morning, Quicken Loans Vice Chairman Bill Emerson questioned Robert Ryan, FHFA acting deputy director of division of conservatorship, in the frigid ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in Times.

An important step will be to address the Net Worth Sweep. But it would likely take a very long time to build sufficient capital through retained earnings alone. Therefore, we will be exploring other avenues to raise capital, such as a public offering of some kind. We are still very much in the early stages of this process.

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