LOGIN
 

RMBS

Residential mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, are bonds or notes created by securitisation that are backed by residential mortgages or residential real estate loans. RMBS originators are typically financial institutions that originate residential real estate or residential mortgage loans, including banks, building societies/savings & loans and mortgage finance companies. However, issuers could also include government-guaranteed securities issued following bank bailouts, such as TARP or TALF, and the Government Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. To create residential mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, institutions sell pools of their loans to a special-purpose vehicle, or SPV, which then sells the loans to a trust. The trust then repackages the loans as interest-bearing securities and issues them. This true sale of the loans to the SPV ensures that the RMBS is treated as bankruptcy-remote from the originator. Many different types of assets back RMBS, including prime, non-conforming, sub-prime, Alt-A (or Alternative-A), buy-to-let and single-family rental (SFR) mortgages. The financial crisis caused residential mortgage valuations to plummet, leading to severe losses/defaults in many RMBS transactions (and ABS CDOs), as well as efforts to begin modifying loan documentation and indeed the creation of many credit/dislocation/distressed opportunity/recovery funds to take advantage of opportunities in the RMBS sector. Post-crisis, the Government Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have developed a credit risk transfer market, comprising synthetic RMBS structures (whereby the risk is transferred via CDS tranches).


  • Pooling proposals rebuffed

    Call for GSE seller/servicer performance standards

    Eight trade associations, including the American Bankers Association and SIFMA, have written to FHFA...

    News    22 January 2020
  • DSB wind-down begins

    Dutch bank to exercise first ABS call option and aims for more

    Bankrupt DSB Bank is preparing for the possible sale of its loan portfolio by winding down its secur...

    News    21 January 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 20 January

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Stories of the week Consumer boost Santander completes innovative SRTs Under pressure US stu...

    News    20 January 2020
  • 'No Data' threshold consultation underway

    Sector developments and company hires

    C-PACE partnership Eyzenberg & Company and Greenworks Lending have formed Eyzenberg Green...

    Market moves    17 January 2020
  • FFELP transition legislation mooted

    Sector developments and company hires

    Call for FFELP solution The SFA has joined the Education Finance Council (EFC) in calling for whole...

    Market moves    16 January 2020
  • Aircraft equity investment disclosed

    Sector developments and company hires

    Aircraft equity investment Floreat has disclosed that it invested US$25m in the equity certificat...

    Market moves    15 January 2020
  • Hong Kong ABS recommendations released

    Sector developments and company hires

    Alternative risk transfer Arthur J Gallagher has increased its interest in Capsicum Reinsurance B...

    Market moves    14 January 2020
  • SCI Start the Week - 13 January

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Transaction of the week Goldman Sachs is marketing River Green Finance 2020, which is expected to b...

    News    13 January 2020
  • Landmark quake bond closed

    Sector developments and company hires

    DLT legal analysis published ISDA, Clifford Chance, R3 and the Singapore Academy of Law have publ...

    Market moves    13 January 2020
  • Real assets partnership inked

    Sector developments and company hires

    BWIC platform CLO auction technology platform KopenTech has launched its online BWIC service, which...

    Market moves    8 January 2020
  • THEAT 2007-1 and 2007-2 set to repay

    Sector developments and company hires

    Asia Pacific ISDA has appointed Su Yen Chia as its new head of Asia-Pacific public policy. Chia p...

    Market moves    7 January 2020
  • MNHD plans programmatic issuance

    Sector developments and company hires

    Egyptian securitisation debuts Egyptian real estate developer Madinet Nasr Housing and Development...

    Market moves    23 December 2019
  • SCI's latest podcast is now live!

    The editorial team discuss key issues in securitisation today...

    In this episode of the SCI podcast, Mark Pelham and Corinne Smith discuss our new research report on...

    News    19 December 2019
  • GSE price-fixing lawsuit settled

    Sector developments and company hires

    CLO manager transfer Hunt Investment Management has assigned collateral manager duties for the Hunt...

    Market moves    18 December 2019
  • Year-end melee

    UMBS pooling proposal under scrutiny

    US securitisation market participants are having to address a melee of important issues ahead of yea...

    News    17 December 2019
  • Structured credit pro returns to the buy-side

    Sector developments and company hires

    EMEA Kingswood Holdings has appointed Lindsey McMurray and Howard Garland to its board from Polle...

    Market moves    17 December 2019
  • Economic efficiency

    Standardised bank SRT pros, cons weighed

    Various factors should be considered when contemplating whether to execute a significant risk transf...

    News Analysis    16 December 2019
  • Mixed motivations

    THRP sets stage for US bank CRT

    A combination of macro and micro factors are understood to have influenced the issuance of JPMorgan&...

    News    13 December 2019
  • Sticking with the programme

    ABSPP hits new high, but total volumes remain low

    Latest figures from the ECB show that its ABSPP holdings are at an all-time high. However, the progr...

    News    12 December 2019
  • 2020 vision

    Looking for relative value in European securitisation

    Next year seems likely to present structured finance investors with even greater challenges in the s...

    News Analysis    11 December 2019
  • Alternative credit platform expands

    Sector developments and company hires

    CFO appointed Annaly Capital Management has appointed Serena Wolfe as cfo and a member of its ope...

    Market moves    10 December 2019