CRT Deal Monitor: April 2019 Update

CRT Deal Monitor: Understanding When Credit Becomes Risky  This analysis tracks several metrics related to deal performance and credit profile, putting them into a historical context by comparing the same metrics for recent-vintage deals against those of ‘similar’ cohorts in the time leading up to the 2008 housing crisis.   Some of the charts in this post have interactive features, so click around! We’ll be tweaking the analysis and adding new metrics in subsequent months. Please shoot us an email if you have an idea for other...

CRT Deal Monitor: March 2019 Update

CRT Deal Monitor: Understanding When Credit Becomes Risky  This analysis tracks several metrics related to deal performance and credit profile, putting them into a historical context by comparing the same metrics for recent-vintage deals against those of ‘similar’ cohorts in the time leading up to the 2008 housing crisis.   Some of the charts in this post have interactive features, so click around! We’ll be tweaking the analysis and adding new metrics in subsequent months. Please shoot us an email if you have an idea for other...

Fannie Mae’s New CAS REMIC: Why REITs Are Suddenly Interested in CRT Deals

Fannie Mae has been issuing credit-risk-transfer (CRT) deals under its Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) program since 2013. The investor base for these securities has traditionally been a diverse group of asset managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, and insurance companies. The deals had been largely ignored by Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), however. The following…

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CRT Deal Monitor: October 2018 Update

RiskSpan’s CRT Deal Monitor tracks several metrics related to deal performance and credit profile, putting them into a historical context by comparing the same metrics for recent-vintage deals against those of ‘similar’ cohorts in the time leading up to the 2008 housing crisis. The analysis depicts visually how credit metrics are trending today and shows…

RiskSpan VQI: Current Underwriting Standards – September 2018

VQI held steady for the September at 99.31 compared to 99.43 in August. There was a small increase in proportion of loans made made for cash-out refinance. However, there was a slight reduction in loans made to Investors which offset the increase. VQI below 100 indicates stricter underwriting standards compared to January 2003. RiskSpan introduced the VQI in 2015 as a…