Over $23.8 Billion of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Deals in November 2020

November 30, 2020

Cleary Gottlieb represented the underwriters, including Amherst Pierpont, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, J.P. Morgan, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, and Nomura, in 23 Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed transactions, representing over $23.8 billion of mortgage-backed securities in November and over $200.4 billion so far in 2020.

In general, the agency transactions involve the issuance of mortgage-backed securities, in each case guaranteed by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, or Ginnie Mae. Ginnie Mae is part of the U.S. government, while Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are government-sponsored, publicly owned companies. In each transaction, the underlying assets were residential mortgage loans. The cash flows on these mortgages support the issuance of securities. The securities were issued in multiple classes.