Editors' picks for the week include a report on the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under the incoming Trump administration and an article on why some private equity companies are adjusting their strategies.
Insurance industry poised for new EU-US reinsurance playing field in 2017
A bilateral insurance covered agreement could lift burdens for U.S. insurers in Europe, but the NAIC may be forging its own plans.
Despite rightward shift in Washington, a clouded future for Fannie, Freddie
Discussions about reforming the quasi-government housing agencies have shifted right, with calls to fully privatize Fannie and Freddie growing louder and more influential.
Card issuer delinquencies continued to rise in November
U.S. credit card issuers saw delinquencies climb in November, while charge-off trends and portfolio yields were mixed during the month.
Homeowners insurance premium growth slows YOY in Q3
The U.S. homeowners insurance industry saw direct premiums written rise in the third quarter, albeit at a slower pace compared with the prior-year period, as improved profitability led to smaller rate increases.
Private equity awaits the end of long sellers' market
Competition for investment assets and a market flush with cheap money have prompted some private equity companies to hold back on buys or adjust strategies.