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March 31, 2014
11:00 EDTFNMAAckman increases economic exposure to Fannie Mae to 11.31%
Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Capital confirmed in a regulatory filing that as of March 31 the fund and affiliates beneficially owned an aggregate of 115,569,796 shares of the common stock of Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae, representing approximately 9.98% of its outstanding common stock. Pershing also has additional economic exposure to approximately 15,434,715 notional shares of common stock under certain cash-settled total return swaps, bringing total aggregate economic exposure to 131,004,511 shares of common stock, or approximately 11.31% of the outstanding common stock.
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March 24, 2015
07:19 EDTFNMAOcwen to sell additional $25B portfolio to Nationstar
Ocwen Financial (OCN) announced that its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing and Nationstar Mortgage, an indirectly-held, wholly-owned subsidiary of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM) have agreed in principle to the sale by Ocwen of residential mortgage servicing rights on a portfolio consisting of approximately 142,000 loans owned by Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) with a total principal balance of approximately $25B. Subject to a definitive agreement, approvals by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHFA and other customary conditions, Ocwen and Nationstar expect the transaction to close before mid-year.
March 18, 2015
07:22 EDTFNMAFreddie Mac, Fannie Mae could need more bailouts, WSJ says
Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) might be at risk of needing additional bailouts, due to weak Q4 earnings, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing a watchdog. Reference Link
March 17, 2015
13:10 EDTFNMAJPMorgan could acquire Ocwen's Fannie MSR portfolio, IMF reports
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08:26 EDTFNMAFreddie Mac, Fannie Mae begin legal battle against Nomura, RBS, NY Post says
Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA) alleged in court proceedings Monday that they bought "bad" mortgages because they were mislead by banks, reports the New York Post, citing court arguments. Monday was the first day of the lawsuit against Nomura (NMR) and co-defendant Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) which seeks $1B in damages as well as the ability to return the securities to the banks. Lawyers presented internal bank emails that identified some mortgages as "crap" or from "extremely dysfunctional" lenders, while the banks alleged that they fully disclosed the poor quality of the products. Reference Link

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