Synopses & Reviews
This book examines the role of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and other key players in the American mortgage market, in precipitating the current global financial crisis. From President Clinton's announcement of the 'National Home Ownership Strategy' in 1995 to its collapse in 2008, this book deftly explains the aims and consequences of extending mortgage lending to people who could not afford home ownership. Bankers, investment banks, rating agencies and derivatives have all been awarded their share of the blame, while politicians, regulators and government agencies have successfully avoided theirs. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been implicated, but the true story of their marriage made in hell has never been told.
About the Author
Oonagh McDonald is a former UK Member of Parliament and an international regulatory expert
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Seeds are Sown.
Chapter 2. Two More Tools in the Toolkit.
Chapter 3. The Role of the Housing and Urban Development Department.
Chapter 4 Mortgage Data.
Chapter 5. The 'Mission Regulator' for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Chapter 6. The GSEs and the Developing Crisis.
Chapter 7. The Dominance of the GSEs.
Chapter 8. The Beginning of the End for Freddie Mac
Chapter 9. The Beginning of the End for Fannie Mae
Chapter 10. The Years 2005 to 2007. Drinking in the Last Chance Saloon.
Chapter 11. The Subprime Market Grew and Grew and No One Knew
Chapter 12. Why did Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac get away with it for so long?
Chapter 13. The End Cometh.
Chapter 14. What Next?