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January 7, 2013
07:51 EDTNSM, FIG, NCT, BACNewcastle Investment to acquire excess MSRs, spin-off residential assets
Newcastle Investment (NCT) announced that it has agreed to acquire an interest in Excess Mortgage Servicing Rights, or MSRs. The total unpaid principal balance of the underlying loans was approximately $215B as of November 30, 2012. In a separate transaction on January 4, 2013, Newcastle acquired an interest in the Excess MSRs on a $13B Ginnie Mae pool. These transactions are expected to bring Newcastle’s total investment in Excess MSRs to approximately $610M and the UPB of the underlying loans to over $310B. Newcastle has agreed to acquire Excess MSRs on approximately $215B UPB from Nationstar Mortgage Holdings (NSM), in conjunction with Nationstar’s purchase of MSRs from Bank of America (BAC). Newcastle has committed to invest approximately $340M to acquire a one-third interest in the Excess MSRs. The majority of the investment is expected to close in the first quarter of 2013, subject to regulatory and third-party approvals. Nationstar will service the loans and will retain a one-third interest in the Excess MSRs; a Fortress (FIG) Fund will acquire the remaining one-third interest. The loans comprise four pools, of which 47% are expected to be loans that are owned, insured or guaranteed by Agency/Government entities and 53% are expected to be non-conforming loans in private label securitizations. Separately, Newcastle invested $27M for a one-third interest in the Excess MSRs on a $13B UPB Ginnie Mae loan pool from Nationstar. As in the transaction described above, Nationstar is the servicer and owns a one-third interest. The Fortress Fund acquired the remaining one-third interest. Newcastle intends to spin off these and certain other residential assets.
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November 20, 2014
07:11 EDTBACBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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November 19, 2014
07:51 EDTBACClearing House Payments Company to hold a conference
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November 17, 2014
10:15 EDTBACBank of America reports October default rate 2.81% vs. 2.93% last month
Reports October delinquency rate 1.94% vs. 1.92% last month.
November 14, 2014
16:52 EDTNSMGreenlight Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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07:32 EDTNSM, FIGHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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November 12, 2014
16:23 EDTBACOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:38 EDTBACOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:14 EDTBACOCC fines Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan $950M over FX trading
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09:36 EDTNSMInformation Management Network to hold a symposium
Private Label RMBS Reform Symposium is being held in New York on November 12.
07:28 EDTBAC, NSMBofA/Merrill to hold a conference
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November 11, 2014
12:50 EDTNSMLawsky undecided on leaving NYDFS, Inside Mortgage Finance says
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11:56 EDTBACAmerican Commercial weighs sale with value of over $1B, Financial Times says
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08:30 EDTNSMLawsky reports a positive for mortgage space, says FBR Capital
FBR Capital views reports of New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky’s plans to step down in 2015 as a positive for mortgage servicing space. FBR notes Ocwen Financial (OCN) has been the company under the most scrutiny with Lawsky in charge and that Nationstar Mortgage (NSM)) has also received a letter from the regulator. It also views the reports as a positive for Walter Investment (WAC), which it notes has avoided a targeted communication by Lawsky thus far. FBR thinks a softening of the regulatory environment could allow the big banks to start moving product again.
06:59 EDTBACBank of America's head of FICC trading to retire by year-end, WSJ reports
Bank of America's head of global fixed income, currencies and commodities trading trading, David Sobotka, will retire by year-end, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing an internal memo sent to employees. Sobotka is planning to take some time off before deciding on his next steps. Sources say BofA will name Sobotka's replacement by the end of the year. Reference Link
November 10, 2014
10:04 EDTNSMOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:15 EDTNSMNationstar price target lowered to $35 from $42 at Sterne Agee
Sterne Agee cut its price target on Nationstar after the company reported lower than expected Q3 EPS. The firm also cited slower upward momentum in the company's Solutions Star and mortgage volumes as reasons for the price target cut The firm keeps a Buy rating on the stock.
06:53 EDTBACBank of America, U.S. Bancorp settle bond trustee class action, Reuters says
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06:46 EDTBACRegulators set new capital buffer rule for banks, Reuters reports
Global banks should have buffers of bonds or equity worth 16%-20% of their risk-weighted assets, beginning in January 2019, The Financial Stability Board decided, according to Reuters. The board said the buffer would prevent the need for government bailouts, the news service explained. Publicly traded global banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) Wells Fargo (WFC), Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
06:37 EDTNSMNationstar upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette upgraded Nationstar to Market Perform following the company's Q3 results
November 9, 2014
13:00 EDTBACBofA looks for additional SEC sanctions to be waved, Bloomberg says
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