We expand the debate on incentives embedded in the originate-to-distribute lending model by presenting evidence on the placement of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) with mutual funds. We do so by capitalizing on a unique testing platform encompassing institutional holdings of private-label MBS and their corresponding underlying collateral risk characteristics. We explore MBS placement based on a funds’ potential access to information underlying deals as measured by affiliation to the deal’s underwriter/issuer and vertical integration in securitization.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics
- Urban Studies