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October 16, 2012
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  • CEOs call on lawmakers: Make a deal to avoid "fiscal cliff"
    Corporate CEOs are urging lawmakers to come to a compromise on government debt and the "fiscal cliff." "There has to be shared pain," said Robert Greifeld, head of Nasdaq OMX Group. "... It's very difficult for politicians to run on a platform where they're getting everybody mad at them. But for us to address this, there's going to have to be revenue increases. There are going to have to be spending cuts." Bloomberg Businessweek (10/15), Reuters (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Capital Markets 
  • Shellpoint Partners moves toward securitizations
    Shellpoint Partners has filed a registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a private securitization program. The move indicates momentum in the private mortgage-bond market. "We remain committed to non-agency securitization because we think the macro trend is intact, which is to reduce the government footprint in the mortgage market," said Bruce Williams, a co-chief executive at Shellpoint, which is partly owned by Lewis Ranieri, a pioneer of mortgage bonds. The Wall Street Journal (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Investment News 
  • Mortgage REITs suffer with Fed policies, interest rates
    Investors are leaving mortgage REITs as the interest rate environment continues to work against these investments. Mortgage debt lost about 6% in the past week alone. The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy is also eroding performance. Bloomberg (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Real Estate Marketplace 
  • Multifamily fundamentals strong
    The fundamentals behind the multifamily sector are very strong, says Calvin Schnure, vice president of research and industry information with NAREIT. Demand is robust and still working through the existing pipeline. Also, multifamily starts are up 40%. Multi-Housing News (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • CFPB could restrict lawsuits involving high-quality mortgages
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would effectively bar lawsuits involving some home mortgages made to borrowers with excellent credit ratings and plenty of resources to make payments, sources said. The rule reportedly would establish a U.S. definition of "qualified mortgage" and give lenders a legal shield against lawsuits involving loans that meet the standard. Slate/Moneybox blog (10/15), The Wall Street Journal (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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