Capital Grease for CRT Expansion

As we noted late last week, FHFA has finalized revisions to its 2020 capital rule that most importantly lighten the GSEs’ capital load and reinvigorate credit risk transfer.  Deals from both Fannie and Freddie will come fast, but how furiously will depend also on externalities — i.e., how QT redefines RMBS demand and CRT pricing, what Ukraine does to market risk-on tolerance.