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

An Interview With Harvest Volatility Management's Rick Selvala

Mar 23 2017 | 5:39pm ET

Several years of extremely low interest rates have pushed some investors into equities...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

Analyzing The Digital Footprint: What Operational Data Can Tell You About Future Risk

Mar 30 2017 | 3:38pm ET

Advances in technology and increasing operational complexity in search of higher...

 

From the current issue of