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The Update details progress made in the development of a new infrastructure for the securitization of single-family mortgages by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Developing the Common Securitization Platform (CSP) is a key goal of FHFA's 2014 Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Building and testing the CSP is a 2015 Scorecard item for both companies and for Common Securitization Solutions, LLC (CSS), a joint venture company that was established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to lead the work on this project.
The Update includes details on the organizational structure of CSS and the various modules that comprise the CSP and their functions. In addition, the Update looks ahead to the anticipated announcement in 2016 of an implementation date for Release 1, the initial use of the CSP by Freddie Mac, followed by Release 2 that will enable both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to use the CSP to issue Single Securities. The Update also describes ongoing efforts to seek input from industry stakeholders, including formation of a Single Security/CSP Industry Advisory Group.
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