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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).


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    Activity levels continue to be sustained if not spectacular in the European securitisation secondary...

    SCIWire    3 October 2017
  • Rated RPL deal debuts

    Chimera Investment Corp is marketing its first rated re-performing loan RMBS, dubbed CIM Trust 2017-...

    News    2 October 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 2 October

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline It was a busy week of comings and goings for the pipeline. At the close of Friday, 11 new...

    News    2 October 2017
  • Legacy non-conforming collections fall

    Average collection rates on loans in arrears backing some UK RMBS transactions are showing signs of...

    News    28 September 2017
  • Bear-flattener trades advocated

    The Fed announced last week that it would unwind the System Open Market Account (SOMA) balance sheet...

    News    26 September 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 25 September

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline Additions to the pipeline last week were fairly broadly split. There were five ABS added,...

    News    25 September 2017
  • Merger to impact SFR volumes

    Starwood Waypoint Homes and Invitation Homes recently announced plans to merge, creating the largest...

    News Analysis    21 September 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 18 September

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline There was greater variety to last week's pipeline additions, with significantly fewer ABS...

    News    18 September 2017
  • 'Substantial' green ABS volumes eyed

    Vehicle and housing loans have the potential to produce substantial flows of large-scale green ABS t...

    News Analysis    18 September 2017
  • Job swaps round-up - 15 September

    EMEA Golden Tree Asset Management has opened an office in Sydney, hiring Russell Taylor as md to l...

    Job Swaps    15 September 2017
  • UK lender markets debut public RMBS

    Together Financial Services is marketing its first public securitisation. Dubbed Together Asset Back...

    News    15 September 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 11 September

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline There were several additions to the pipeline last week, with ABS accounting for most of th...

    News    11 September 2017
  • Job swaps round-up - 8 September

    EMEA Tiger Risk UK has hired Michael Wade as a non-executive chair of TigerRisk Capital Markets an...

    Job Swaps    8 September 2017
  • Euro secondary returns

    The European securitisation secondary market is beginning to return to life after the summer. Augu...

    SCIWire    7 September 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 4 September

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline There were relatively few pipeline additions ahead of the Labor Day weekend. The final cou...

    News    4 September 2017
  • Job swaps round-up - 1 September

    EMEA Credit Suisse has hired Constantin Hulst as a CLO structurer to its European CLO origination...

    Job Swaps    1 September 2017
  • Hurricane Harvey impact weighed

    While the picture is not yet clear in terms of the total damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey, it lo...

    News    1 September 2017
  • Job swaps round-up - 25 August

    EMEA Fitch has appointed Marjan van der Weijden as global group head of structured finance and cov...

    Job Swaps    25 August 2017
  • Dutch deal breaks BTL ground

    RNHB last month priced a Dutch buy-to-let (BTL) RMBS dubbed Dutch Property Finance 2017-1 (see SCI's...

    News Analysis    21 August 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 21 August

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days

    Pipeline Only a handful of transactions remained in the pipeline at the end of last week. The major...

    News    21 August 2017
  • Job swaps round-up - 18 August

    North America Redwood Trust has appointed Dashiell Robinson to the newly formed position of evp, o...

    Job Swaps    18 August 2017