Investors are looking for banks to buy back potentially fraudulent residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). “The Strategy Session” hosts discuss this topic with Talcott Franklin, the principal of Talcott Franklin PC, whose firm has organized a RMBS clearinghouse on behalf of investors.
“Years before they can get clear title and actually sell em”
“You guys in the MEDIA have a real tough time…your looking for events, your trying to cover the news minute by minute…”
“THIS IS CANCER”
“There are a lot of investors out there who don’t know what they own… they may own unsecured loans….. trustees that were supposed to do things under state law (and didn’t)… even Fannie and Freddie have issues with this.”
“This is not minutia…this is the Letter of the Law”
“Most securities issues in the United States are governed by New York law”
“Dealer has to deliver to the trustee the notes, that evidence the obligation”
“Trustees have the least duties”
“You have to indemnify them”
Christopher Whalen, managing director of Institutional Risk Analytics, talks with Bloomberg’s Mark Crumpton about the impact of U.S. mortgage foreclosures on banks and the housing market and the outlook for the economy.
Whalen is author of the book “Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream.” (Source: Bloomberg)