NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 7, 2018--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a Structured Finance Research Report entitled, "Puzzling PACE Prepayments."

Lifetime Constant Prepayment Rates (CPR) in residential PACE securitizations have generally ranged from 12-19%, which is in line with lifetime CPRs for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae residential mortgage backed securities. However, PACE prepayment rates appear to lack the negative convexity inherent in mortgages prepayment rates. Given its effect on bond yields, we believe prepayment behavior should command heightened focus, especially in the rising rate environment we now live in. In the report, KBRA provides a summary of recent PACE prepayment trends and discusses their thoughts on what is driving prepayment behavior.

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CONTACT: KBRA

Analytical:

Brian Ford, 646-731-2329

CFA, Structured Finance Research

bford@kbra.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKING FINANCE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY

SOURCE: Kroll Bond Rating Agency

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