Topic Collection: Problems in Financial Markets and Housing

This page lists the most recent publications related to problems in the financial markets and housing. It also includes key publications issued since October 1997.

Showing 34 items.

Private Equity: Recent Growth in Leveraged Buyouts Exposed Risks That Warrant Continued Attention
GAO-08-885, September 9, 2008
Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Guidance Needed to Better Inform Plans of the Challenges and Risks of Investing in Hedge Funds and Private Equity
GAO-08-692, August 14, 2008
Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises: A Single Regulator Will Better Ensure Safety and Soundness and Mission Achievement
GAO-08-563T, March 6, 2008
Hedge Funds: Regulators and Market Participants Are Taking Steps to Strengthen Market Discipline, but Continued Attention Is Needed
GAO-08-200, January 24, 2008
Information on Recent Default and Foreclosure Trends for Home Mortgages and Associated Economic and Market Developments
GAO-08-78R, October 16, 2007
Financial Regulation: Industry Trends Continue to Challenge the Federal Regulatory Structure
GAO-08-32, October 12, 2007
Federal Housing Administration: Agency Should Assess the Effects of Proposed Changes to the Manufactured Home Loan Program
GAO-07-879, August 24, 2007
Securities and Exchange Commission: Steps Being Taken to Make Examination Program More Risk-Based and Transparent
GAO-07-1053, August 14, 2007
Federal Housing Administration: Proposed Legislative Changes Would Affect Borrower Benefits and Risks to the Insurance Funds
GAO-07-1109T, July 18, 2007
Federal Housing Administration: Modernization Proposals Would Have Program and Budget Implications and Require Continued Improvements in Risk Management
GAO-07-708, June 29, 2007
Federal Housing Administration: Decline in the Agency's Market Share Was Associated with Product and Process Developments of Other Mortgage Market Participants
GAO-07-645, June 29, 2007
Mortgage Financing: Seller-Funded Down-Payment Assistance Changes the Structure of the Purchase Transaction and Negatively Affects Loan Performance
GAO-07-1033T, June 22, 2007
Federal Housing Administration: Ability to Manage Risks and Program Changes Will Affect Financial Performance
GAO-07-615T, March 15, 2007
Financial Market Regulation: Agencies Engaged in Consolidated Supervision Can Strengthen Performance Measurement and Collaboration
GAO-07-154, March 15, 2007
Alternative Mortgage Products: Impact on Defaults Remains Unclear, but Disclosure of Risks to Borrowers Could Be Improved
GAO-06-1112T, September 20, 2006
Alternative Mortgage Products: Impact on Defaults Remains Unclear, but Disclosure of Risks to Borrowers Could Be Improved
GAO-06-1021, September 19, 2006
Federal Housing Administration: Proposed Reforms Will Heighten the Need for Continued Improvements in Managing Risks and Estimating Program Costs
GAO-06-868T, June 20, 2006
Mortgage Financing: HUD Could Realize Additional Benefits from Its Mortgage Scorecard
GAO-06-435, April 13, 2006
Mortgage Financing: Additional Action Needed to Manage Risks of FHA-Insured Loans with Down Payment Assistance
GAO-06-24, November 9, 2005
Housing Finance: Ginnie Mae Is Meeting Its Mission but Faces Challenges in a Changing Marketplace
GAO-06-9, October 31, 2005
Mortgage Financing: FHA's $7 Billion Reestimate Reflects Higher Claims and Changing Loan and Performance Estimates
GAO-05-875, September 2, 2005
Federal Housing Administration: Managing Risks from a New Zero Down Payment Product
GAO-05-857T, June 30, 2005
Housing Government-Sponsored Enterprises: A New Oversight Structure Is Needed
GAO-05-576T, April 21, 2005
Federal Home Loan Bank System: An Overview of Changes and Current Issues Affecting the System
GAO-05-489T, April 13, 2005
Mortgage Financing: Actions Needed to Help FHA Manage Risks from New Mortgage Loan Products
GAO-05-194, February 11, 2005
Financial Regulation: Industry Changes Prompt Need to Reconsider U.S. Regulatory Structure
GAO-05-61, October 6, 2004
Government-Sponsored Enterprises: A Framework for Strengthening GSE Governance and Oversight
GAO-04-269T, February 10, 2004
Single-Family Housing: Cost, Benefit, and Compliance Issues Raise Questions about HUD's Discount Sales Program
GAO-04-208, January 30, 2004
Financial Regulation: Review of Selected Operations of the Federal Housing Finance Board
GAO-03-364, February 28, 2003
Mortgage Financing: Changes in the Performance of FHA-Insured Loans
GAO-02-773, July 10, 2002
Mortgage Financing: Actuarial Soundness of the Federal Housing Administration's Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund
GAO-02-671T, April 24, 2002
Mortgage Financing: FHA's Fund Has Grown, but Options for Drawing on the Fund Have Uncertain Outcomes
GAO-01-460, February 28, 2001
Long-Term Capital Management: Regulators Need to Focus Greater Attention on Systemic Risk
GGD-00-3, October 29, 1999
OTC Derivatives: Additional Oversight Could Reduce Costly Sales Practice Disputes
GGD-98-5, October 2, 1997
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