- "I want to make clear our administration believes the risks are simply too great, that this would re-create the problems of the past," says the president's chief economic adviser Gene Sperling of any recapitalization plan for Fannie Mae (FNMA +7.5%) and Freddie Mac (FMCC +6.4%).
- Speaking at an industry conference in D.C., Sperling says the administration is interested in rebuilding a stronger mortgage market not dominated by two mammoth institutions, and Frannie - even if restructured - would retain a large advantage over newer entrants.
- Needless to say, Sperling's remarks come in wake of Bruce Berkowitz's buyout and recap proposal for the GSEs from last week.
Sperling: WH not interested in GSE recap plan
Nov 20 2013, 15:53 ET