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International Law

Transatlantic Navigation of Securitization Reforms: A Guide (May 2011)

By Morrison & Foerster LLP

Excerpt: 2011 Emerging Issues 5902


SUMMARY: This EIA is a guide to the principal EU and US securitization regulatory developments and the challenges and prospects for transatlantic securitization issuers and investors.

ARTICLE: The frequency and volume of new securitization regulation being introduced in the US and the EU presents challenges. For issuers and investors, there are hidden dangers - and opportunities - that lie in divergent approaches and extraterritorial effects of the new and emerging rules. In this Emerging Issues Analysis, we provide a guide to the principal EU and US securitization regulatory developments and the challenges and prospects for transatlantic securitization issuers and investors. We also include a helpful summary chart.

Reforming the Residential Mortgage Securitization Industry

Targeted US Residential Mortgage Industry Reform: The US is introducing a series of sweeping regulatory measures designed to specifically address US residential mortgage products, originators, underwriters and servicers. These are designed to improve the quality of US mortgage loans and change the systemic infrastructure of the US residential mortgage industry. These include:


- Title XIV of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act"), which requires federal regulators to: ...

 

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