NEW YORK, March 3- JPMorgan Chase& Co will pay $400 million to settle lawsuits brought by bond insurer Syncora Guarantee Inc over toxic mortgage-backed securities, according to the insurer. Brian Marchiony, a spokesman for JPMorgan, declined on Monday to comment on the Syncora settlement.» Read More
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will form a joint venture for securitizing home loans that could end up replacing the two government-controlled mortgage finance giants.
Some of the world’s biggest banks are trying to extend the principles of securitization to the plain-vanilla world of trade finance – a market worth an estimated $10 trillion a year – as concern mounts that regulatory changes could constrain a key lubricant of the global economy. The Financial Times reports.