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Post - Novermber 4, 2016

Asset-Backed Alert

Mortgage-finance veteran David Akre has signed on as a partner at Whole Loan Capital, a Huntington, N.Y., 

operation that specializes in trading nonperforming mortgages. This is Akre’s second stint at Whole Loan Capital, 

where he initially was on board from 2009 to 2013.  In between, he was a managing director in a mortgage-conduit

 business that Five Oaks Investment shuttered about a month ago. Akre also is an advisor to Neat Capital, a 

marketplace originator of jumbo mortgages. Earlier, he worked at New York Mortgage Trust, Thornburg  Mortgage,

 Principal Asset Markets, GE Capital and Security Pacific Bank.

Well almost right - DA

Post - March 14, 2013
Loan Limits v Median Home Prices

Post - March 14, 2013
Loan Limits v Median Home Prices
This shows GSE loan limits 
versus median existing home
sale prices for the U.S.  
Obviously a correction is 
also needed in loan limits.  
Mr. DeMarco??

Post - January 12, 2013

Chart below shows Annaly v Redwood for 2012.  Bold lines are price/book and dotted lines are the share prices.  Huge change in sentiment starting around September.  Credit is the place to be.  

Post - April 30, 2012
In the Media - American Banker - '

Signs of Life in Flow Servicing, But Will It Last?'

"At some point buyers have to get away from that mentality," said David

Post - April 30, 2012

Post - April 30, 2012
In the Media - American Banker - '

Signs of Life in Flow Servicing, But Will It Last?'

"At some point buyers have to get away from that mentality," said David Akre, a principal in Whole Loan Capital LLC, New York. Akre recently put together a group of lenders looking to sell $4.8 billion of flow MSRs into the secondary market.

Post - April 23, 2012

In the Media - National Mortgage News - 'Whole Loan Capital in Market with $4.8B Flow Deal'

Post - March 23, 2012

ReThink Symposium 2012 

On a panel with Alan Boyce, CEO, Absalon (left), and Rudy Orman, Senior Vice President, Residential Credit Solutions (right).

Post - January 23, 2012
In the Media - National Mortgage News - 'Monopoly for Now for Jumbo Issuer'

“The big question is not Two Harbors,” said trader David Akre of Whole Loan Capital, New York, “it’s who comes after Two Harbors.”

Full Article: http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/nmn_features/monopoly-jumbo-issuer-1028452-1.html

 Post - January 12, 2012


In the Media - Wall Street Journal - 'UPDATE: Redwood To Sell 4th Residential Mtg Bond Since Crisis'

David Akre, founder of the advisory firm Whole Loan Capital and a former real estate investment trust executive, was more optimistic about momentum for the private market. 

"I think 2012 will be a turning point for mortgage finance," he said. "Home prices should bottom out as the economy firms, the future of (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) will begin to get focused, and there will be more private mortgage finance activity."

Full Article: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120112-712720.html

 Post - January 5, 2012


In the Media - Whole Loan Capital First Annual Jumbo Lending Survey


Post - August 25, 2011


Look at the Steep Credit Curve for Good Risk Adjusted Returns

The recent FOMC announcement about “exceptionally low” rates through mid-2013 requires some new ideas on how to find adequate and stable returns.   Considering the shape of the credit curve investors can capture very good risk adjusted returns with marginal increases in credit/principal risk by looking at segments of the residential mortgage market.


Post - July 31, 2011


Old Subprime is New Again

Banks have virtually no appetite for risk these days. With legacy issues, regulatory oversight, and increased capital and compliance requirements, bankers want only ultra clean residential mortgage loans that have almost zero chance of default. This has created an A+ credit requirement for conventional borrowers, leaving many with nowhere to go. Today private capital / non-bank lenders are just starting to fill this void by using traditional subprime lending strategies.



Post - June 8, 2011

REIT Presentation for Lenders


Whole Loan Capital has prepared a presentation for lenders considering forming a REIT.  Please contact us for a copy of the presentation.

 Post - May 23, 2011


In the Media - Reuters - 'IPO VIEW - Subprime, securitization, in ex-AIG lender's plan'


Springleaf and other such companies can grow as implementation of Dodd-Frank financial regulations result in the "over-banking" of borrowers that can meet today's strict standards, said David Akre, principal for Whole Loan Capital, a mortgage trading and advisory firm.


Regulations will draw a line in the sand, with borrowers who meet the higher standards being "over-banked," while others who can make down-payments and pay monthly bills are locked out, said Akre, who co-founded New York Mortgage Trust in 2033.


"The opportunity created by borrowers outside the lines needing credit will be enough to restart some form of non-traditional lending," he said.


Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/23/markets-stocks-ipos-idUSN2027158920110523

Post - April 21, 2011


QRM Will Help Restart 'Non-Traditional' Lending

As the banking industry accepts the limitations that QRM and a regulator-heavy environment dictate, the line in the sand about what can and cannot be done from a residential bank lending perspective will brighten.  This line will define in and out-of-bounds for FDIC insured institutions.  While this could result in borrowers that reside inside the 'box' being over-banked, the opportunity created by borrowers outside the lines will be enough to restart some form of non-traditional lending. 




Post - April 7, 2011


Mortgage REIT Primer - Analysis, What's Next, and Opinion

Mortgage REITs are an important part of the mortgage finance landscape and will likely grow in importance given the initiatives underway to shrink Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In addition a previous mortgage REIT model could reemerge to address tight credit conditions.


There are two basic types of mortgage REITs, identified by their assets: REITs that hold Agency MBS ("Agency REITs"), and REITs that hold 'credit pieces' of securitizations ("Credit REITs"). Of the Agency REITs, most hold either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac MBS, and not Ginnie Mae MBS as they have long payment delays. Credit REITs typically securitize pools of loans, sell off the senior pieces of those securitizations, and retain the subordinate first-loss (credit) pieces.


There will likely be a rebirth of a third mortgage REIT type, the "Active REIT". Active REITs are typically closely associated with a mortgage originator and have the ability to create their own REIT portfolio investments.


Post - January 11, 2011


Hard Money World

There's a huge opportunity today for hard money lenders.  Lending niches like rehab loans, A&D loans and bridge loans are no longer being made by banks due to the regulatory environment.  If you're wondering why so many real estate buyers are paying all cash, that's why. 


What does this mean for smart investors, it means you can put money to work in the hard money space and get returns north of 10%.  A typical hard money note rate is between 12 and 18%.  But beware!!  If you buy notes from a bad hard money lender, you could be taking huge risks.  You need to know how to protect your interests.   Email me if you want more info, ideas.

Post - November 29, 2010


Loan Officer Comp

Is it time for a new LO comp idea? How about pay them over a 2 or 3 year period on each loan versus all up front? Front-loaded comp puts the LO at odds with lender. Align the comp & everyone wins. For the LOs, this should enable them to build an annuity.  I personally know highly regarded LOs that would welcome this.  Its been done before.  Research to follow.

Post - July 22, 2010

Ratings Agency Fix


How to pay the Rating Agencies in the future could be fairly simple; let them take half their rating fee in subordinate bonds from the deal they just rated. They are aligned with bond holders, and their mindset will be completely different than a fee-for-servicer provider.

Contact Information:

dakre @ wholeloans.com