KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2019-4 (SEMT 2019-4)
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns ratings to fifty-three classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2019-4 (SEMT 2019-4), a prime RMBS transaction. SEMT 2019-4 contains both prime jumbo (90.2%) and high-balance conforming (9.8%) collateral to borrowers with prime attributes.
The SEMT 2019-4 mortgage pool is composed of 508 first-lien mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of $361,780,708 as of the cut-off date. The underlying collateral consists entirely of fully-amortizing, fixed-rate mortgages. The pool is characterized by substantial borrower equity in each mortgaged property, as evidenced by the WA original LTV of 72.0% and WA original CLTV of 72.2%. The weighted average original credit score is 769, which is within the prime mortgage range.
KBRA’s rating approach incorporated loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model, an examination of the results from third-party loan file due diligence, cash flow modeling analysis of the transaction’s payment structure, reviews of key transaction parties and an assessment of the transaction’s legal structure and documentation. This analysis is further described in our U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology.
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Related Publications: (available at www.kbra.com)
- SEMT 2019-4 Pre-Sale Report
- SEMT 2019-4 Tear Sheet
- SEMT 2019-4 Representations & Warranties Disclosure
- RMBS KBRA Comparative Analytic Tool (KCAT)
- Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model
- U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology for Assessing Non-QM Risk
- U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
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Fei Han, Analyst