CRT securities

Credit Risk Transfer: Making a Successful Program Even Better

On February 10, Howard Altarescu participated in the Urban Institute / CoreLogic Sunset Seminar, “Credit Risk Transfer: Making a Successful Program Even Better.” The presentation outlined the importance of credit risk transfers (CRT), especially as risk transfers on newly acquired single-family mortgages continues to expand, and also featured speakers from Andrew Davidson & Co., Two Harbors Investment Corp., Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance, Urban Institute and CoreLogic.

Howard focused on the legal considerations surrounding the Investment Company Act of 1940 and relevant Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) tax legislation, contending that while these rules limit Mortgage REIT (mREIT) investment in CRT securities, existing bipartisan support for mREIT participation could result in propitious legislative amendments.

To view the presentation slides in full, please click here.