By Around the Web WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Congress’s lack of progress on reforming the U.S. housing-finance system shouldn’t be “an excuse” to delay rebuilding the market for private-label mortgage securities, a senior U.S. Treasury Department official said Thursday. “Many investors have told us that they can and want to take mortgage credit risk,” said Michael Stegman, housing-finance counselor to the Treasury secretary, in prepared remarks at a research conference in New York. Adding simplicity and transparency is a key first step, he said. “To get back to an efficient, responsible, and sustainable level ……(read more)
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