Tag Archives: mortgage securities


Ginnie Mae top exec leaving for private sector job

AP – The head of the government agency that packages federally backed mortgages into investments is stepping down for a new job, people familiar with his plans said. Joseph Murin, president of the Government National Mortgage Association, known as Ginnie […]

Hedge Fund Trends: Icahn Buys Casino, Paulson Likes Distressed Debt

We recently learned of two major hedge fund transactions that we thought were worth highlighting here on the blog. Firstly, John Paulson is at it yet again. The prominent hedge fund manager has been in the media a lot recently […]

Skybridge invests in manager Wyetree

Reuters India – SkyBridge Capital, a firm that provides money for early-stage hedge funds, on Friday said it invested $50 million (33 million pounds) in WyeTree Asset Management Ltd, a London-based fund focused on distressed mortgage securities. WyeTree seeks out […]

Dummys View of the Global Crisis

Given the string of problems created by hedge funds, derivatives, investment funds, insurance companies, pension funds, mortgage securities and hairy bank loans over these few years, it is becoming increasingly apparent that high flying investment managers and financial whiz kids […]

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