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Ginnie Mae Enhances Platinum Data Disclosure
Contact: Douglas Robinson
Douglas.R.Robinson@HUD.gov
(202) 475-7818
Published Date: 7/19/2021 8:20 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ginnie Mae today announced that it is enhancing data disclosure for its Platinum securities to provide investors with information that supports their sustainable investing decisions and solutions. The new environmental, social and governance (ESG) data provide investors with Platinum pool level aggregate information about the extent of UPB dollars that are in low- and moderate-Income areas.

Ginnie Mae Platinum securities are formed when investors combine multiple smaller dollar value, less-liquid MBS into a larger, single new Platinum security, which increases asset liquidity and operational efficiency while reducing administrative cost.

More details on this ESG enhancement can be found in the Bulletin update on this page​.

The low- and moderate-income areas used in formulating this new disclosure are defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The new disclosure aggregates to the pool level the number of loans, percent of loans, UPB dollars, and percent UPB dollars across low- and moderate-income areas applicable to the pool.

About Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae is a wholly owned government corporation that attracts global capital into the housing finance system to support homeownership for veterans and millions of homeowners throughout the country. Ginnie Mae MBS programs directly support housing finance programs administered by the Federal Housing Administration, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Public and Indian Housing and the Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service. Ginnie Mae is the only MBS to carry the explicit full faith and credit of the United States government.