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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).


  • Green wave

    International RMBS market update

    A pair of RMBS bid-lists comprising mostly senior non-conforming and prime collateral are set to hit...

    Market Reports    27 November 2018
  • Italian RMBS sell-off 'unlikely'

    Uncertainty ahead may see pan-European issuance drop

    A widespread sell-off of Italian RMBS is ‘unlikely’, despite a recent comment fr...

    News Analysis    26 November 2018
  • UK SLABS slated

    Sector developments and company hires

    EMEA Eurocastle Investment has appointed Hammad Khan to its board as a non-executive director, inc...

    Market moves    23 November 2018
  • Bloodbath blues

    European ABS market update

    The European ABS market has repriced, after taking a hit yesterday when the S&P 500 index pl...

    Market Reports    21 November 2018
  • Long goodbye

    First non-Libor linked ABS anticipated

    Lloyds became the first bank to issue a benchmark covered bond tied to the sterling overnight index...

    News Analysis    20 November 2018
  • Credit clutch

    European ABS market update

    The European ABS slow-down continues, with prices drifting wider and subdued credit growth across th...

    Market Reports    20 November 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 19 November

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Market commentary Pepper Group is prepping an Australian RMBS that is expected to include a short U...

    News    19 November 2018
  • Double Dutch

    Dutch RMBS market sees surge of activity

    The Dutch RMBS market has seen a surge of activity with two new Dutch RMBS transactions marketing, b...

    News    16 November 2018
  • Selling stagnation

    European ABS market update

    Activity in the European ABS primary and secondary markets has slowed this week, with volumes genera...

    Market Reports    16 November 2018
  • Dry powder

    International ABS market update

    Pepper Group is prepping an Australian RMBS that is expected to be sized at A$500m-equivalent and in...

    Market Reports    15 November 2018
  • Diverging dynamics

    Aussie non-banks driving change

    Around A$30bn of Australian RMBS issuance is expected for full-year 2018, over 50% of which will be...

    News Analysis    15 November 2018
  • Tranche tinkering

    US RMBS market update

    Freddie Mac has restructured some of the mezzanine tranches in its most recent credit risk transfer...

    Market Reports    14 November 2018
  • NPL transaction markets

    Sector developments and company hires in structured finance

    NPL deal markets Banco Santander Totta is in the market with Hefesto STC (Guincho), a €98...

    Market moves    13 November 2018
  • Paper prioritised

    European RMBS market update

    Spreads have widened in the European RMBS sector, with secondary market activity remaining slow amid...

    Market Reports    13 November 2018
  • SCI Start the Week - 12 November

    A review of securitisation activity over the past seven days

    Market commentary The Dilosk No. 2 Irish legacy RMBS was in focus in the European primary market la...

    News    12 November 2018
  • Unpredictable factors

    Macro and micro challenges highlighted

    European market participants are facing three unpredictable factors in 2019, all of which will drive...

    News Analysis    9 November 2018
  • CLO investor poached

    Company hires and sector developments in structured finance

    Acquisitions LibreMax Capital has entered into an agreement to acquire Trimaran Advisors and certa...

    Market moves    9 November 2018
  • CRE platform acquired

    Sector developments and company hires in structured finance

    Acquisitions AXA Investment Managers has expanded its global debt platform through the acquisition...

    Market moves    8 November 2018
  • Broad attention

    European RMBS primary market update

    A new UK non-conforming RMBS is expected to enter the pipeline within the next two weeks. The origin...

    Market Reports    6 November 2018
  • Global head hired

    Company hires and sector developments in structured finance

    Dechert has hired Cameron Mitcham as a partner in London at the firm’s global finance prac...

    Market moves    6 November 2018
  • Housing practice pinched

    Company hires and sector developments in structured finance

    Fund launch Trium Capital is partnering with Ellington Global Asset Management to launch the Ellin...

    Market moves    5 November 2018