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Fannie Mae's Multifamily MBS Issuance Jumped 45 Percent in 2011
Fannie Mae GeMS™ Issuance Reached $6 billion Milestone in the Program's First Year
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 24, 2012 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fannie Mae (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) today announced that the company issued $7.2 billion multifamily MBS(1) in the fourth quarter of 2011, the highest quarterly issuance since Fannie Mae began reinvigorating its multifamily MBS business in 2009. Total new issuance for 2011 was $23.8 billion, up from $16.4 billion in 2010. Fannie Mae also resecuritized $6.0 billion of DUS MBS through its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures (Fannie Mae GeMS) program in 2011.
"Market activity in our multifamily securities is clearly gaining momentum. Tradable float, the volume of securities available to investors, has increased significantly over the past few years. Fannie Mae's multifamily MBS outstanding has grown to over $100 billion. As volumes increase and liquidity rises, we expect market participants will focus on Agency multifamily securities in the coming year," said Kimberly Johnson, Fannie Mae Vice President of Multifamily Capital Markets.
Fannie Mae is the market leader in financing U.S. multifamily mortgages and has traditionally been a leader in this market. The company's DUS MBS securities provide market participants with easily-modeled cash flows and call protection in defined maturities of 5-, 7- and 10-years. Fannie Mae's GeMS program consists of structured multifamily securities created from Fannie Mae's portfolio of mortgage securities. Features of Fannie Mae GeMS have included block size transactions, collateral diversity and pricing close to par through Fannie Mae's multifamily REMICs (ACES®) and multifamily Mega securities.
Highlights of Fannie Mae's multifamily activity in 2011 include the following:
1) MULTIFAMILY MBS BACKED BY NEW MULTIFAMILY ACQUISITIONS
2) FANNIE MAE GeMS ISSUANCE
3) FANNIE MAE SALES
For additional information about Fannie Mae's multifamily MBS products and issuance please refer to Basics of Multifamily MBS and our MBSenger Publication "Over Twenty Years of Multifamily Mortgage Financing Through Fannie Mae's DUS Program" on fanniemae.com.
Fannie Mae GeMS REMIC Issuance in the Fourth Quarter of 2011
FNA 2011-M7, Priced on October 13, 2011
Lead Manager: Credit Suisse
FNA 2011-M8, Priced on November 8, 2011
Lead Manager: Morgan Stanley
FNA 2011-M9, Priced on December 15, 2011
Lead Manager: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
1) Reflects unpaid principal balance of multifamily Fannie Mae MBS issued during the period. The number excludes Fannie Mae portfolio securitization transactions and conversions of adjustable-rate loans to fixed-rate loans and DMBS securities to MBS securities.
Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, including statements about our expected issuances in the future and expected increases in investments by market participants in Agency multifamily securities. Actual outcomes may differ materially from what is indicated by these statements as a result of many factors, including market demand, macroeconomic and housing market conditions, interest rates, GSE reform, and other factors described under "Risk Factors" in our Multifamily MBS Prospectus dated October 1, 2010 and our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). In addition, not all securities will have the characteristics discussed in this release. Before investing in any Fannie Mae issued security, you should read the prospectus and prospectus supplement pursuant to which such security is offered. You should also read our most current Annual Report on Form 10-K and our reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K filed with the SEC available on the Investor Relations page of our Web site at www.fanniemae.com and on the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov.
References in this release to dollar amounts and securities issued and/or outstanding refer to unpaid principal balances and do not reflect market valuation or other accounting adjustments.
Fannie Mae exists to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to enhance the liquidity of the mortgage market by providing funds to mortgage bankers and other lenders so that they may lend to home buyers. Our job is to help those who house America.
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