SEC Eyes Carrington Mortgage Deal

Jun 18 2014 | 3:03pm ET

Hedge fund Carrington Holding’s move into mortgage-servicing is getting some unwanted attention seven years after the deal.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Carrington’s 2007 purchase of New Century Financial’s mortgage-servicing business following the subprime lender’s collapse. The regulator began subpoenaing documents from Carrington in the fall, The New York Times reports.

In particular, the SEC wants to know about how Greenwich, Conn-based Carrington financed the $188 million deal, as well as about the servicing business itself. Carrington used preferred equity securities to refinance part of the purchase, last year replacing them with $530 million in unsecured Irish Stock Exchange-listed securities that come due in 2021.

Carrington disclosed the probe to investors in November, but it has not previously been publicly reported.


In Depth

Q&A: Portfolio Advisors' Brian Murphy On The Advantages of A Private Markets Platform

Jan 2 2018 | 11:05am ET

Most private markets firms reference their platforms as a source of competitive...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Steinbrugge: The Top Hedge Fund Industry Trends for 2018

Jan 2 2018 | 12:22pm ET

Each year, Don Steinbrugge’s Agecroft Partners compiles the insights gained...

 

FINalternatives Trending

From the current issue of