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Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2013-3

Filed: 30 Mar 21, 4:57pm

Exhibit 34.2

 

 

 

KPMG LLP

 

Suite 1400

 

55 Second Street

 

San Francisco, CA 94105

 

 

 

 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

The Board of Directors First Republic Bank:

We have examined management’s assertion, included in the accompanying Management’s Assertion, that First

Republic Bank (the Bank) complied with the servicing criteria set forth in Item 1122(d) of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation AB (the Servicing Criteria) for residential mortgage loans serviced for others (the Platform), except for servicing criteria 1122(d)(1)(iii), 1122(d)(3)(i)(C), and 1122(d)(4)(xv), which the Bank has determined are not applicable to the activities it performs with respect to the Platform, as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020. Appendix A to Management’s Assertion identifies the individual asset-backed transactions and securities defined by management as constituting the Platform. Management is responsible for the Bank compliance with the Servicing Criteria. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on management’s assertion about the Bank compliance with the Servicing Criteria based on our examination.

Our examination was conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight

Board (United States) and in accordance with attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to obtain reasonable assurance and, accordingly, included examining, on a test basis, evidence about the Bank compliance with the Servicing Criteria and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. Our examination included testing selected asset-backed transactions and securities that comprise the Platform, testing selected servicing activities related to the Platform, and determining whether the Bank processed those selected transactions and performed those selected activities in compliance with the Servicing Criteria. Furthermore, our procedures were limited to the selected transactions and servicing activities performed by the Bank during the period covered by this report. Our procedures were not designed to determine whether errors may have occurred either prior to or subsequent to our tests that may have affected the balances or amounts calculated or reported by the Bank during the period covered by this report for the selected transactions or any other transactions. We believe that our examination provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. Our examination does not provide a legal determination on the Bank compliance with the Servicing Criteria.

As described in the accompanying Management’s Assertion, for servicing criteria 1122(d)(4)(iv), 1122(d)(4)(xi), and 1122(d)(4)(xii), the Bank has engaged various vendors to perform the activities required by these servicing criteria. The Bank has determined that none of these vendors is considered a “servicer” as defined in Item 1101(j) of Regulation AB, and the Bank has elected to take responsibility for assessing compliance with the servicing criteria applicable to each vendor as permitted by the SEC’s Compliance and Disclosure

Interpretation (C&DI) 200.06, Vendors Engaged by Servicers (C&DI 200.06). As permitted by C&DI 200.06, the Bank has asserted that it has policies and procedures in place designed to provide reasonable assurance that the vendors’ activities comply in all material respects with the servicing criteria applicable to each vendor. The Bank is solely responsible for determining that it meets the SEC requirements to apply C&DI 200.06 for the vendors and related servicing criteria as described in its assertion, and we performed no procedures with respect to the Bank’s eligibility to apply C&DI 200.06.

 


KPMG LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership and a member firm of  the KPMG global organization of independent member firms affiliated with  KPMG International Limited, a private English company limited by guarantee.

In our opinion, management’s assertion that First Republic Bank complied with the aforementioned Servicing Criteria, including servicing criteria 1122(d)(4)(iv), 1122(d)(4)(xi), and 1122(d)(4)(xii) for which compliance is determined based on C&DI 200.06 as described above, as of and for the year ended December 31, 2020 is fairly stated, in all material respects.

 

San Francisco, California

February 17, 2021

 

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