In U.S. Mortgages, Government Inc. Calls the Shots
After the financial crisis fallout, the federal government has become a guarantor, investor and regulator of mortgages. But there remain risks.
September 15, 2015
Aging Demographics Lure Investors into Senior Housing
As the slice of the U.S. population over age 65 grows, senior housing increases as an investment opportunity.
April 21, 2015
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Wind-down or Reprieve?
The GSEs have checkered pasts and deep flaws. But they’re making money again — and housing is coming back, which makes betting on their demise risky.
February 11, 2015
<em>Institutional Investor</em>’s Spin on the Year That Was
As 2014 recedes, here is roundup of the high- and lowlights of 2014 from the world of finance, money management and beyond.
December 31, 2014
Passive-Aggressive: Index Funds and Risk in the U.S. Agg
The Barclays U.S. Aggregate index is a solid benchmark for a core bond portfolio. But there’s more to fixed income than what’s in the index.
December 24, 2014
Inside the Mind of Fairholme Capital’s Bruce Berkowitz
The renowned value investor explains why it’s crucial to stick with your investment convictions when everybody else is running in the other direction.
June 11, 2014
Willy Walker Takes the Long View on Commercial Real Estate
The CEO of real estate lender Walker & Dunlop discusses what to do with Fannie and Freddie and the recovering market.
March 31, 2014
Wall Street Braces for More Punishment from the Feds
As JPMorgan Chase settles with U.S. regulators over its mortgage dealings, the Obama administration is getting more aggressive with big banks.
November 5, 2013
Against All Odds: The Long Bet on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Investors of all sizes and types are investing in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, hoping the pair will be privatized. Signs suggest otherwise.
Robert Stowe England
September 6, 2013
Lessons Learned from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
As the government-sponsored mortgage agencies wind down, a former British member of Parliament warns not to forget the mistakes made.
Robert Stowe England
August 23, 2013