Category Archives: TIAA-CREF

$8.5 Billion BofA Settlement of Countrywide Trusts Raises Questions for Investors on Sidelines

As more details emerge about Bank of America’s proposed $8.5 billion settlement with Kathy Patrick’s bondholder group and Bank of New York Mellon (“BoNY”) as Trustee, the deal looks even worse for Countrywide RMBS investors.  Now, it is apparent that … Continue reading

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Commentators Concur: Trustee Involvement Signals Shift in RMBS Litigation

A few weeks ago, I published an article suggesting that the increased cooperation of MBS trustees may signal the turning point in bondholder litigation.  It seems I’m not alone in reaching this conclusion. The following week, on January 27, Adam … Continue reading

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