December 17, 2018Fannie Mae Announces 2019 Connecticut Avenue Securities Issuance Calendar
WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) announced today its 2019 Connecticut Avenue Securities® (CAS) Issuance Calendar as part of an ongoing effort to ensure transparency in the market and help investors plan for the year. Fannie Mae has the option to issue, or forgo issuance of, one or more CAS deals during each window.
"The publication of our 2019 calendar is consistent with our approach to provide investors with transparency," said Laurel Davis, Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer, Fannie Mae. "We look forward to bringing six to seven deals to market next year, for a total of approximately $6-$7 billion in CAS REMIC™ notes, dependent on market conditions."
Since 2013, Fannie Mae has created attractive new markets to transfer mortgage credit risk to private investors. In October 2018, we priced the first benchmark Credit Risk Transfer transaction utilizing a REMIC structure, building on our track record of product innovation. Fannie Mae continues to lead the market, transferring a portion of credit risk on approximately $1.6 trillion of single-family mortgages, through its industry-leading programs, including CAS and Credit Risk Insurance Transfer™ (CIRT™).
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CAS REMIC notes are issued by a bankruptcy-remote trust. The amount of periodic principal and ultimate principal paid on the notes is determined by the performance of a large and diverse reference pool. For more information on individual CAS transactions and Fannie Mae's approach to credit risk transfer, visit our credit risk sharing website.
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