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Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2013-3

Filed: 30 Mar 17, 8:00pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM10-K

 

 

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016

or

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                    to                    

333-179292-08

(Commission File Number of issuing entity)

0001567958

(Central Index Key Number of issuing entity)

 

 

Sequoia Mortgage Trust2013-3

(Exact name of issuing entity as specified in its charter)

333-179292

(Commission File Number of depositor)

0001176320

(Central Index Key Number of depositor)

Sequoia Residential Funding, Inc.

(Exact name of depositor as specified in its charter)

0001530239

(Central Index Key Number of sponsor)

RWT Holdings, Inc.

(Exact name of sponsor as specified in its charter)

 

 

New York

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization of the issuing entity)

38-3903315

38-3903316

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

c/o Citibank, N.A. 
388 Greenwich Street, 14th Floor 
New York, New York 10013
(Address of principal executive offices of the issuing entity) (Zip Code)

(212)816-5693

(Telephone number, including area code)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

None

Securities registered pursuant to section 12(g) of the Act:

None

 

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    ☐  Yes    ☒  No

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    ☐  Yes    ☒  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    ☒  Yes    ☐  No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of RegulationS-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

Not Applicable

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of RegulationS-K (§ 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form10-K or any amendment to this Form10-K.

Not Applicable

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, anon-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer 
Non-accelerated filer ☒  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)  Smaller reporting company 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule12b-2 of the Act).    ☐  Yes    ☒  No

State the aggregate market value of the voting andnon-voting common equity held bynon-affiliates computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold, or the average bid and asked price of such common equity, as of the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter.

Not Applicable

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Section 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court.

Not Applicable

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

Not Applicable

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

List hereunder the following documents if incorporated by reference and the Part of the Form10-K (e.g., Part I, Part II, etc.) into which the document is incorporated: (1) Any annual report to security holders; (2) Any proxy or information statement; and (3) Any prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) or (c) under the Securities Act of 1933. The listed documents should be clearly described for identification purposes (e.g., annual report to security holders for fiscal year ended December 24, 1980).

Not applicable

 

 

 


PART I

Item 1. Business.

Omitted.

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

Omitted.

Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments.

None.

Item 2. Properties.

Omitted.

Item 3. Legal Proceedings.

Omitted.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures.

Omitted.

PART II

Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities.

Omitted.

Item 6. Selected Financial Data.

Omitted.

Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Omitted.

Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

Omitted.

Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data.

Omitted.

Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure.

Omitted.

Item 9A. Controls and Procedures.

Omitted.

Item 9B. Other Information.

None.


PART III

Item 10. Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance.

Omitted.

Item 11. Executive Compensation.

Omitted.

Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters.

Omitted.

Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence.

Omitted.

Item 14. Principal Accounting Fees and Services.

Omitted.

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURE ITEMS REQUIRED BY GENERAL INSTRUCTION J(2)

Item 1112(b) of Regulation AB, Significant Obligor Financial Information.

No single obligor represents 10% or more of the pool assets held by the issuing entity.

Item 1114(b)(2) of Regulation AB, Significant Enhancement Provider Financial Information.

No entity or group of affiliated entities provides any external credit enhancement or other support for the certificates within this transaction as described under Item 1114(a) of Regulation AB.

Item 1115(b) of Regulation AB, Certain Derivatives Instruments (Financial Information).

No entity or group of affiliated entities provides any derivative instruments or other support for the certificates within this transaction as described under Item 1115 of Regulation AB.

Item 1117 of Regulation AB, Legal Proceedings.

On or about December 23, 2009, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle (the “FHLB-Seattle”) filed a complaint in the Superior Court for the State of Washington (case number09-2-46348-4 SEA) against the depositor, Redwood Trust, Inc. (“Redwood Trust”), Morgan Stanley & Co., and Morgan Stanley Capital I, Inc. (collectively, the “FHLB-Seattle Defendants”) alleging that the FHLB-Seattle Defendants made false or misleading statements in offering materials for a mortgage pass-through certificate (the “Seattle Certificate”) issued in the Sequoia Mortgage Trust2005-4 securitization transaction (the“2005-4 RMBS”) and purchased by the FHLB-Seattle. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the alleged misstatements concern the(1) loan-to-value ratio of mortgage loans and the appraisals of the properties that secured loans supporting the2005-4 RMBS, (2) occupancy status of the properties, (3) standards used to underwrite the loans, and (4) ratings assigned to the Seattle Certificate. The FHLB-Seattle alleges claims under the Securities Act of Washington (Section 21.20.005, et seq.) and seeks to rescind the purchase of the Seattle Certificate and to collect interest on the original purchase price at the statutory interest rate of 8% per annum from the date of original purchase (net of interest received) as well as attorneys’ fees and costs. The Seattle Certificate was issued with an original principal amount of approximately $133 million, and, as of December 31, 2016, the FHLB-Seattle has received approximately $122 million of principal and $11 million of interest payments in respect of the Seattle Certificate. As of December 31, 2016, the Seattle Certificate had a remaining outstanding principal amount of approximately $11 million. The claims were subsequently dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction as to the depositor and Redwood Trust. The depositor and Redwood Trust agreed to indemnify the underwriters of the2005-4 RMBS for certain losses and expenses they might incur as a result of claims made against them relating to this RMBS, including, without limitation, certain legal expenses. The FHLB-Seattle’s claims against the underwriters of this RMBS were not dismissed and remain pending. Regardless of the outcome of this litigation, the depositor and Redwood Trust could incur a loss as a result of these indemnities.


On or about July 15, 2010, The Charles Schwab Corporation (“Schwab”) filed a complaint in the Superior Court for the State of California in San Francisco (case numberCGC-10-501610) against the depositor and 26 other defendants (collectively, the “Schwab Defendants”) alleging that the Schwab Defendants made false or misleading statements in offering materials for various residential mortgage-backed securities sold or issued by the Schwab Defendants. Schwab alleged only a claim for negligent misrepresentation under California state law against the depositor and sought unspecified damages and attorneys’ fees and costs from the depositor. Schwab claims that the depositor made false or misleading statements in offering materials for a mortgage pass-through certificate (the “Schwab Certificate”) issued in the2005-4 RMBS and purchased by Schwab. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the misstatements for the2005-4 RMBS concern the(1) loan-to-value ratio of mortgage loans and the appraisals of the properties that secured loans supporting the2005-4 RMBS, (2) occupancy status of the properties, (3) standards used to underwrite the loans, and (4) ratings assigned to the Schwab Certificate. On November 14, 2014, Schwab voluntarily dismissed with prejudice its negligent misrepresentation claim, which resulted in the dismissal with prejudice of the depositor from the action. The Schwab Certificate was issued with an original principal amount of approximately $15 million, and, as of December 31, 2016, Schwab has received approximately $14 million of principal and $1 million of interest payments have been made in respect of the Schwab Certificate. As of December 31, 2016, the Schwab Certificate had a remaining outstanding principal amount of approximately $1 million. The depositor and Redwood Trust agreed to indemnify the underwriters of the2005-4 RMBS, which underwriters were also named and remain as defendants in the action, for certain losses and expenses they might incur as a result of claims made against them relating to this RMBS, including, without limitation, certain legal expenses. Regardless of the outcome of this litigation, the depositor and Redwood Trust could incur a loss as a result of these indemnities.

The business of the sponsor, the depositor, the seller and their affiliates has included, and continues to include, activities relating to the acquisition and securitization of residential mortgage loans. In addition, the business of the sponsor has, in the past, included activities relating to the acquisition and securitization of debt obligations and other assets through the issuance of collateralized debt obligations (commonly referred to as CDO transactions). Because of their involvement in the securitization and CDO businesses, the sponsor, the depositor, the seller and their affiliates could become the subject of litigation relating to these businesses, including additional litigation of the type described above, and could also become the subject of governmental investigations, enforcement actions, or lawsuits and governmental authorities could allege that these entities violated applicable law or regulation in the conduct of their business. As an example, the sponsor, the depositor and their affiliates recently became aware of a complaint filed by the State of California on April 1, 2016 against Morgan Stanley & Co. and certain of its affiliates alleging, among other things, that there were misleading statements contained in offering materials for 28 different mortgage pass through certificates purchased by various California investors, including various California public pension systems, from Morgan Stanley and alleging that Morgan Stanley made false or fraudulent claims in connection with the sale of those certificates. Of the 28 mortgage pass-through certificates that are the subject of the complaint, two are Sequoia mortgage pass-through certificates issued in 2004 and two are Sequoia mortgage pass-through certificates issued in 2007, with respect to each of which certificates RWT Holdings, Inc. was the sponsor and Sequoia Residential Funding, Inc. was the depositor. At the time these four Sequoia mortgage pass-through certificates were issued, the depositor and Redwood Trust agreed to indemnify the underwriters of these certificates for certain losses and expenses they might incur as a result of claims made against them relating to these certificates, including, without limitation, certain legal expenses. Regardless of the outcome of this litigation, the depositor and Redwood Trust could incur a loss as a result of these indemnities.

The depositor has been notified by Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”), respectively, of material pending legal proceedings to which Citibank and Wells Fargo are, respectively, subject in connection with their role as trustee on certain RMBS transactions. This Sequoia transaction is not a party to nor subject to the pending legal proceedings.

The disclosure that the depositor received from each of Citibank and Wells Fargo, respectively, is included here:

Citibank, N.A.

Citibank, N.A. (“Citibank”) is acting as Securities Administrator of this RMBS transaction. In the ordinary course of business, Citibank is involved in a number of legal proceedings, including in connection with its role as trustee of certain RMBS transactions. Certain of these Citibank as trustee-related matters are disclosed herein.

On June 18, 2014, a civil action was filed against Citibank in the Supreme Court of the State of New York by a group of investors in 48 private-label RMBS trusts for which Citibank allegedly serves or did serve as trustee, asserting claims for purported violations of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (the “Trust Indenture Act”), breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence based on Citibank’s alleged failure to perform its duties as trustee for the 48 RMBS trusts. On November 24, 2014, plaintiffs sought leave to withdraw this action. On the same day, a smaller subset of similar plaintiff investors in 27 private-label RMBS trusts for


which Citibank allegedly serves or did serve as trustee, filed a new civil action against Citibank in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York asserting similar claims as the prior action filed in state court. In January 2015, the court closed plaintiffs’ original state court action. Citibank’s motion to dismiss the federal complaint was fully briefed as of May 13, 2015. On September 8, 2015, the federal court dismissed all claims as to 24 of the 27 trusts and allowed certain of the claims to proceed as to the other three trusts. Subsequently, plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed all claims with respect to two of the three trusts. This case is still pending as to the one remaining trust at issue.

On November 24, 2015, the same investors that brought the federal case brought a new civil action in the Supreme Court of the State of New York related to 25 private-label RMBS trusts for which Citibank allegedly serves or did serve as trustee. This case includes the 24 trusts previously dismissed in the federal action, and one additional trust. The investors assert claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of duty to avoid conflicts of interest, and violation of New York’s Streit Act (the “Streit Act”). Citibank’s motion to dismiss was fully briefed as of April 15, 2016. Following oral argument on Citibank’s motion to dismiss, Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint on August 5, 2016. Citibank filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint on September 9, 2016, and all briefing on the motion was completed as of October 21, 2016. We await a decision from the Court.

On August 19, 2015, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as Receiver for a financial institution filed a civil action against Citibank in the Southern District of New York. This action relates to one private-label RMBS trust for which Citibank formerly served as trustee. FDIC asserts claims for breach of contract, violation of the Streit Act, and violation of the Trust Indenture Act. Citibank jointly briefed a motion to dismiss with The Bank of New York Mellon and U.S. Bank, entities that have also been sued by FDIC in their capacity as trustee, and whose cases are also in front of Judge Carter. Defendants’ joint motion to dismiss was fully briefed as of March 22, 2016. On September 30, 2016, the Court granted Citibank’s motion to dismiss the complaint without prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. On October 14, 2016, FDIC filed a motion for reargument or relief from judgment from the Court’s dismissal order. On October 25, 2016, the court granted leave for defendants to file an opposition brief. Defendants filed their opposition on November 15, 2016 and Plaintiff filed its reply brief on November 22, 2016. We await a decision from the Court on plaintiff’s motion.

There can be no assurances as to the outcome of litigation or the possible impact of litigation on the trustee or the RMBS trusts. However, Citibank denies liability and continues to vigorously defend against these litigations. Furthermore, neither the above-disclosed litigations nor any other pending legal proceeding involving Citibank will materially affect Citibank’s ability to perform its duties as securities administrator under the pooling and servicing agreement for this RMBS transaction.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

On June 18, 2014, a group of institutional investors filed a civil complaint in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County, against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo Bank”), in its capacity as trustee under 276 residential mortgage backed securities (“RMBS”) trusts, which was later amended on July 18, 2014, to increase the number of trusts to 284 RMBS trusts. On November 24, 2014, the plaintiffs filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss the state court action without prejudice. That same day, a group of institutional investors filed a putative class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “District Court”) against Wells Fargo Bank, alleging claims against the bank in its capacity as trustee for 274 RMBS trusts (the “Federal Court Complaint”). In December 2014, the plaintiffs’ motion to voluntarily dismiss their original state court action was granted.

As with the prior state court action, the Federal Court Complaint is one of six similar complaints filed contemporaneously against RMBS trustees (Deutsche Bank, Citibank, HSBC, Bank of New York Mellon and US Bank) by a group of institutional investor plaintiffs. The Federal Court Complaint against Wells Fargo Bank alleges that the trustee caused losses to investors and asserts causes of action based upon, among other things, the trustee’s alleged failure to: (i) notify and enforce repurchase obligations of mortgage loan sellers for purported breaches of representations and warranties, (ii) notify investors of alleged events of default, and (iii) abide by appropriate standards of care following alleged events of default. Relief sought includes money damages in an unspecified amount, reimbursement of expenses, and equitable relief. Other cases alleging similar causes of action have been filed against Wells Fargo Bank and other trustees in the District Court by RMBS investors in these and other transactions, and these cases against Wells Fargo Bank are proceeding before the same District Court judge. A similar complaint was also filed May 27, 2016 in New York state court by a different plaintiff investor.

On January 19, 2016, an order was entered in connection with the Federal Court Complaint in which the District Court declined to exercise jurisdiction over 261 trusts at issue in the Federal Court Complaint; the District Court also allowed plaintiffs to file amended complaints as to the remaining,non-dismissed trusts, if they so chose, and three amended complaints have been filed. On


December 17, 2016, the investor plaintiffs in the 261 trusts dismissed from the Federal Court Complaint filed a new complaint in New York state court (the “State Court Complaint”). Motions to dismiss all of the actions are pending except for the recently filed State Court Complaint.

There can be no assurances as to the outcome of the litigations, or the possible impact of the litigations on the trustee or the RMBS trusts. However, Wells Fargo Bank denies liability and believes that it has performed its obligations under the RMBS trusts in good faith, that its actions were not the cause of any losses to investors, and that it has meritorious defenses, and it intends to contest the plaintiffs’ claims vigorously.

Item 1119 of Regulation AB, Affiliations and Certain Relationships and Related Transactions.

The seller and servicing administrator, the sponsor and the depositor are each either directly or indirectly wholly-owned subsidiaries of Redwood Trust, Inc. There is not currently, and there was not during the past two years, any material business relationship, agreement, arrangement, transaction or understanding that is or was entered into outside the ordinary course of business or is or was on terms other than would be obtained in an arm’s length transaction with an unrelated third party, between (a) any of the seller, the sponsor, the depositor and the issuing entity on the one hand and (b) any of the trustee, any servicer, the custodian, the master servicer, the securities administrator or either originator of the mortgage loans on the other hand.

Item 1122 of Regulation AB, Compliance with Applicable Servicing Criteria.

The reports on assessment of compliance with the servicing criteria for asset-backed securities and the related attestation reports on such assessments of compliance are attached hereto under Item 15.

The registrant has prepared the Table below in connection with this transaction. The Table shows, in one compiled format, which entity participating in a servicing function for this transaction was assigned responsibility for each criterion in Item 1122(d). In the Table below, certain criteria are not applicable, given the structure of the offering, and accordingly no entity is assigned responsibility for such criteria.

Also, Christiana Trust, a division of Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB (“Christiana”), the trustee, does not participate in any servicing function for the transaction that is the subject of this10-K filing. Therefore, there is no reference to Christiana in the chart below; nor does this10-K filing include any assessment or auditor report from Christiana. Finally, any discrepancies between the chart below and the assessment of compliance exhibit provided by any party listed in the chart is explained by the fact that the chart is specific to the transaction that is the subject of this10-K filing, whereas each party’s respective assessment of compliance is issued on a platform basis and includes coverage of other additional transactions that are not the subject of this10-K filing.

SEQUOIA RESIDENTIAL FUNDING, INC.

SEMT2013-3

Regulation AB 1122(d)

 

Regulation AB
Reference

 

Servicing Criteria

 

Wells Fargo Bank
N.A., as Master
Servicer

 

Citibank N.A., as
Securities
Administrator
and Paying  Agent

 

First

Republic
Bank, as
Servicer

 

Cenlar,

FSB, as
Servicer

 

Redwood
Residential
Acquisition
Corporation,  as
Servicing
Administrator

 

Wells Fargo
Bank N.A.,

as

Custodian

General Servicing Considerations

1122(d)(1)(i) Policies and procedures are instituted to monitor any performance or other triggers and events of default in accordance with the transaction agreements. X X X X  
1122(d)(1)(ii) If any material servicing activities are outsourced to third parties, policies X X X X  


 and procedures are instituted to monitor the third party’s performance and compliance with such servicing activities.      
1122(d)(1)(iii) Any requirements in the transaction agreements to maintain aback-up servicer for the pool assets are maintained. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1122(d)(1)(iv) A fidelity bond and errors and omissions policy is in effect on the party participating in the servicing function throughout the reporting period in the amount of coverage required by and otherwise in accordance with the terms of the transaction agreements. X  X X  
1122(d)(1)(v) Aggregation of information, as applicable, is mathematically accurate and the information conveyed accurately reflects the information.  X X X  
Cash Collection and Administration
1122(d)(2)(i) Payments on pool assets are deposited into the appropriate bank collection accounts and related bank clearing accounts no more than two business days following receipt, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements. X X X X  
1122(d)(2)(ii) Disbursements made via wire transfer on behalf of an obligor or to an investor are made only by authorized personnel. X X X X  
1122(d)(2)(iii) Advances of funds or guarantees regarding collections, cash flows or distributions, and any interest or other fees charged for such advances, are made, reviewed and approved as specified in the transaction agreements. X  X X X 
1122(d)(2)(iv) The related accounts for the transaction, such as cash reserve accounts or accounts established as a form of over collateralization, are separately maintained (e.g., with respect to commingling of cash) as set forth in the transaction agreements. X X X X  


1122(d)(2)(v) Each collection account is maintained at a federally insured depository institution as set forth in the transaction agreements. For purposes of this criterion, “federally insured depository institution” with respect to a foreign financial institution means a foreign financial institution that meets the requirements of Rule13k-1(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act. X X X X  
1122(d)(2)(vi) Unissued checks are safeguarded so as to prevent unauthorized access. X X X   
1122(d)(2)(vii) 

Reconciliations are prepared on a monthly basis for all asset-backed securities related bank accounts, including collection accounts and related bank clearing accounts. These reconciliations are (A) mathematically accurate; (B) prepared within 30 calendar days after the bank statement cutoff date, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements; (C) reviewed and

approved by someone other than the person who prepared the reconciliation; and (D) contain explanations for reconciling items. These reconciling items are resolved within 90 calendar days of their original identification, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements.

 X X X X  


Investor Remittances and Reporting 
1122(d)(3)(i) 

Reports to investors, including those to be filed with the Commission, are maintained in accordance with the transaction agreements and applicable Commission requirements. Specifically, such reports (A) are prepared in accordance with timeframes and other terms set forth in the transaction agreements; (B) provide information calculated in accordance with the terms specified in the transaction agreements; (C) are filed with the Commission as required by its rules and regulations; and

(D) agree with investors’ or the trustee’s records as to the total unpaid principal balance and number of pool assets serviced by the Servicer.

 X X 

X (Except

NOT

1122(d)(3)(i)

(C))

 X  
1122(d)(3)(ii) Amounts due to investors are allocated and remitted in accordance with timeframes, distribution priority and other terms set forth in the transaction agreements. X X X X  
1122(d)(3)(iii) Disbursements made to an investor are posted within two business days to the Servicer’s investor records, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements. X X X X  
1122(d)(3)(iv) Amounts remitted to investors per the investor reports agree with cancelled checks, or other form of payment, or custodial bank statements. X X X X  
Pool Asset Administration
1122(d)(4)(i) Collateral or security on pool assets is maintained as required by the transaction agreements or related pool asset documents.   X X**  X
1122(d)(4)(ii) Pool assets and related documents are   X X**  X


 safeguarded as required by the transaction agreements.      
1122(d)(4)(iii) Any additions, removals or substitutions to the asset pool are made, reviewed & approved in accordance with any conditions or requirements in the transaction agreements. N/A N/A X X  
1122(d)(4)(iv) Payments on pool assets, including any payoffs, made in accordance with the related pool asset documents are posted to the Servicer’s obligor records maintained no more than two business days after receipt, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements, and allocated to principal, interest or other items (e.g., escrow) in accordance with the related pool asset documents. N/A N/A X X  
1122(d)(4)(v) The Servicer’s records regarding the pool assets agree with the Servicer’s records with respect to an obligor’s unpaid principal balance. N/A N/A X X  
1122(d)(4)(vi) Changes with respect to the terms or status of an obligor’s pool assets (e.g., loan modifications orre-agings) are made, reviewed and approved by authorized personnel in accordance with the transaction agreements and related pool asset documents. N/A N/A X X  
1122(d)(4)(vii) Loss mitigation or recovery actions (e.g., forbearance plans, modifications and deeds in lieu of foreclosure, foreclosures and repossessions, as applicable) are initiated, conducted and concluded in accordance with the timeframes or other requirements established by the transaction agreements. N/A N/A X X  


1122(d)(4)(viii) Records documenting collection efforts are maintained during the period a pool asset is delinquent in accordance with the transaction agreements. Such records are maintained on at least a monthly basis, or such other period specified in the transaction agreements, and describe the entity’s activities in monitoring delinquent pool assets including, for example, phone calls, letters and payment rescheduling plans in cases where delinquency is deemed temporary (e.g., illness or unemployment). N/A N/A X X  
1122(d)(4)(ix) Adjustments to interest rates or rates of return for pool assets with variable rates are computed based on the related pool asset documents. N/A N/A X X  
1122(d)(4)(x) Regarding any funds held in trust for an obligor (such as escrow accounts): (A) such funds are analyzed, in accordance with the obligor’s pool asset documents, on at least an annual basis, or such other period specified in the transaction agreements; (B) interest on such funds is paid, or credited, to obligors in accordance with applicable pool asset documents and state laws; and (C) such funds are returned to the obligor within 30 calendar days of full repayment of the related pool assets, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements. N/A N/A X X  


1122(d)(4)(xi) 

Payments made on behalf of an obligor (such as tax or insurance payments) are made on or before the related penalty or expiration dates, as indicated on the appropriate bills or notices for such payments, provided that such support has been received by the servicer at least 30 calendar days

prior to these dates, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements.

 N/A N/A X X  
1122(d)(4)(xii) Any late payment penalties in connection with any payment to be made on behalf of an obligor are paid from the Servicer’s funds and not charged to the obligor, unless the late payment was due to the obligor’s error or omission. N/A N/A X X  
1122(d)(4)(xiii) Disbursements made on behalf of an obligor are posted within two business days to the obligor’s records maintained by the servicer, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements. N/A N/A X X  
1122(d)(4)(xiv) Delinquencies, charge-offs and uncollectible accounts are recognized and recorded in accordance with the transaction agreements. X N/A* X X  
1122(d)(4)(xv) Any external enhancement or other support, identified in Item 1114(a)(1) through (3) or Item 1115 of Regulation AB, is maintained as set forth in the transaction agreements. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

*The Revised PSA inadvertently and mistakenly indicates by “X” that Citibank performs Reg AB Item 1122(d)(4)(xiv). However, this Chart, as well as Citibank’s management assessment report and report of the independent accountants are accurate in that Reg AB Item 1122(d)(4)(xiv) is not performed by Citibank. This Reg AB Item 1122(d)(4)(xiv) servicing criteria function is being performed by other parties. In this SEMT2013-3 transaction, the Reg AB Item 1122(d)(4)(xiv) servicing criteria function is performed by Wells Fargo, as master servicer, and by underlying servicers First Republic Bank and Cenlar FSB.
**The Revised PSA indicates by “X” that Cenlar FSB performs Reg AB Items1122(d)(4)(i-ii). However, Cenlar FSB’s management assessment report and report of the independent accountants state that Reg AB Items1122(d)(4)(i-ii) are not performed by Cenlar. In this SEMT2013-3 transaction, the Reg AB Items1122(d)(4)(i-ii) servicing criteria functions, as to Cenlar FSB, are instead performed by Wells Fargo, as custodian.


First Republic Bank

The assessment of compliance with applicable servicing criteria for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016, furnished pursuant to Item 1122 of Regulation AB by First Republic Bank (“FRB”) (the “2016 FRB Assessment”) for its platform, discloses that material instances of noncompliance occurred with respect to the servicing criteria described in Item 1122(d)(4)(x)(C) and 1122(d)(2)(vii)(C) of Regulation AB.

The 2016 FRB Assessment is attached to this Form 10-K as exhibit 33.2, and discloses that:

During the year ended December 31, 2016,

 

  with respect to servicing criteria 1122(d)(4)(x)(C), certain funds held in trust for an obligor (such as escrow accounts) were not returned to the obligor within 30 calendar days of full repayment of the related pool asset, or such other number of days specified in the transaction agreements.

 

  with respect to servicing criteria 1122(d)(2)(vii)(C), certain reconciliations for asset-backed securities related bank accounts, including custodial accounts and related bank clearing accounts were not reviewed and approved by someone other than the person who prepared the reconciliation.

The registrant is advised that FRB has reviewed its records and determined that an instance of material noncompliance with servicing criteria 1122(d)(2)(vii)(C), which requires that certain reconciliations for asset-backed securities related bank accounts, including custodial accounts and related bank clearing accounts be reviewed and approved by someone other than the person who prepared the reconciliation, occurred with respect to one of the mortgage loans in this Sequoia transaction.

To remediate this instance of material noncompliance with servicing criteria 1122(d)(2)(vii)(C), the initial account reconciliation was subsequently reviewed and approved by someone other than the person who prepared the initial reconciliation.

Item 1123 of Regulation AB, Servicer Compliance Statement.

The servicer compliance statements are attached hereto under Item 15.

PART IV

Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules.

 

 (a)List the following documents filed as a part of the report:

 

 (1)Not Applicable

 

 (2)Not Applicable

 

 (3)Exhibits listed below are included as indicated below:

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

(4)  Amended and Restated Pooling and Servicing Agreement, dated as of January 1, 2014, by and among Sequoia Residential Funding, Inc., as depositor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as master servicer, Citibank, N.A., as securities administrator and Christiana Trust, A Division of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Form8-K filed on January 6, 2014, Exhibit 20.2) (SEC File Number333-179292-08)
(31)  Rule13a-14(d)/15d-14(d) Certification
(33)  Reports on assessment of compliance with servicing criteria for asset-backed issuers
  33.1 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Master Servicer
  33.2 First Republic Bank, as Servicer
  33.3 Cenlar, FSB, as Servicer
  33.3a Corelogic Tax Services, LLC (formerly First American), asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)
  33.3b Assurant, Inc., asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)
  33.4 Redwood Residential Acquisition Corporation, as Servicing Administrator
  33.5 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Custodian
  33.6 Citibank, N.A., as Securities Administrator and Paying Agent
(34)  Attestation reports on assessment of compliance with servicing criteria for asset-backed securities
  34.1 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Master Servicer
  34.2 First Republic Bank, as Servicer
  34.3 Cenlar, FSB, as Servicer
  34.3a Corelogic Tax Services, LLC (formerly First American), asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)


  34.3b Assurant, Inc., asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)
  34.4 Redwood Residential Acquisition Corporation, as Servicing Administrator
  34.5 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Custodian
  34.6 Citibank, N.A., as Securities Administrator and Paying Agent
(35)  Servicer Compliance Statement
  35.1 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Master Servicer
  35.2 First Republic Bank, as Servicer
  35.3 Cenlar, FSB, as Servicer
  35.3a Corelogic Tax Services, LLC (formerly First American), asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)
  35.4 Redwood Residential Acquisition Corporation, as Servicing Administrator
  35.5 Citibank, N.A., as Securities Administrator and Paying Agent

 

 (b)See subparagraph (a)(3) above.

 

 (c)Omitted.

Item 16. Form10-K Summary.

Omitted.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

Sequoia Residential Funding, Inc.
(Depositor)

/s/ Christopher J. Abate

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Financial Officer
(senior officer in charge of securitization of the depositor)
Date: March 31, 2017


EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

(4)  Amended and Restated Pooling and Servicing Agreement, dated as of January 1, 2014, by and among Sequoia Residential Funding, Inc., as depositor, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as master servicer, Citibank, N.A., as securities administrator and Christiana Trust, A Division of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, as trustee (incorporated by reference toForm 8-K filed on January 6, 2014, Exhibit 20.2) (SEC File Number333-179292-08)
(31)  Rule13a-14(d)/15d-14(d) Certification
(33)  Reports on assessment of compliance with servicing criteria for asset-backed issuers
  33.1 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Master Servicer
  33.2 First Republic Bank, as Servicer
  33.3 Cenlar, FSB, as Servicer
  33.3a Corelogic Tax Services, LLC (formerly First American), asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)
  33.3b Assurant, Inc., asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)
  33.4 Redwood Residential Acquisition Corporation, as Servicing Administrator
  33.5 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Custodian
  33.6 Citibank, N.A., as Securities Administrator and Paying Agent
(34)  Attestation reports on assessment of compliance with servicing criteria for asset-backed securities
  34.1 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Master Servicer
  34.2 First Republic Bank, as Servicer
  34.3 Cenlar, FSB, as Servicer
  34.3a Corelogic Tax Services, LLC (formerly First American), asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)
  34.3b Assurant, Inc., asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)
  34.4 Redwood Residential Acquisition Corporation, as Servicing Administrator
  34.5 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Custodian
  34.6 Citibank, N.A., as Securities Administrator and Paying Agent
(35)  Servicer Compliance Statement
  35.1 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Master Servicer
  35.2 First Republic Bank, as Servicer
  35.3 Cenlar, FSB, as Servicer
  35.3a Corelogic Tax Services, LLC (formerly First American), asSub-Contractor for Cenlar FSB, as to Item 1122(d)(4)(xi)
  35.4 Redwood Residential Acquisition Corporation, as Servicing Administrator
  35.5 Citibank, N.A., as Securities Administrator and Paying Agent