Issuance of non-agency MBS declined by 41.5% from the third to the fourth quarter. On an annual basis, volume was off 12.7% as the market struggled to recover from volatility in March. (Includes data chart.)
The REIT set a company record for locked jumbo business in the third quarter and then went on to break it in the fourth quarter. Redwood is focusing on prime jumbos as its expanded-credit lending has stalled.
For years, industry analysts raised concerns about the quality of CLOs, warning of poor performance. While issues from the coronavirus prompted some problems, AAA-rated tranches of CLOs have held strong.