June 22nd, 2018


The Trump administration is proposing to end the government's conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and privatizing the two GSEs, placing them under the regulatory oversight of a federal entity with “secondary mortgage market experience.” According to the report recommending this switch (titled “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century"), one of the main reasons for this change is to "enable other private companies to begin competing in this space."