Federal National Mortgage Association is a government-sponsored company, which engages in the provision of liquidity for purchases of homes and financing of multifamily rental housing and refinancing existing mortgages. It operates through the Single-Family and Multifamily segments. The Single-Family segment offers liquidity to the mortgage market and increase the availability and affordability of housing for single families. The Multifamily segment includes guaranty fees on the mortgage and on the multifamily mortgage loans. The company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
Our business and results of operations may be materially adversely affected if we are unable to retain and recruit well-qualified senior executives and other employees. The conservatorship, the uncertainty of our future and limitations on our executive and employee compensation put us at a disadvantage compared to many other companies in attracting and retaining these employees.
The Single Security Initiative may have an adverse effect on the liquidity or market value of our MBS. The Single Security Initiative also increases our counterparty credit risk and operational risk.
Our business and financial results are affected by general economic conditions, particularly home prices and employment trends, and a deterioration of economic conditions or the financial markets may materially adversely affect our results of operations, net worth and financial condition.
A decline in activity in the U.S. housing market, increasing interest rates, or longer-term effects of tax law changes could lower our business volumes or otherwise adversely affect our results of operations, net worth and financial condition.
The continued run-off of mortgage-backed securities from the Federal Reserve’s portfolio could adversely affect our business, results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and net worth.
Legislative, regulatory or judicial actions could negatively impact our business, results of operations, financial condition or net worth.
Uncertainty relating to the potential discontinuance of LIBOR after 2021 may adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and net worth.