Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security

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Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security

A mortgage-backed security in which the mortgages on commercial building, offices, factories, apartments, and other buildings other than single-family homes collateralize the security. Unlike most other mortgage-backed securities, the structure of a CMBS is not standardized and as a result, it is difficult to assess its risk. It is also called a collateralized mortgage-backed security.
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Before collateralized mortgage-backed securities, one of the best sources of real estate mortgages came from insurance companies.
Offsetting factors reflect aggregate investment losses in recent years largely due the economic crisis, exposure to interest-sensitive collateralized mortgage-backed securities and disintermediation risk due to an annuity block with minimal surrender charge protection.
Offsetting rating factors include FNWL's significant investment losses during the economic crisis, exposure to interest sensitive collateralized mortgage-backed securities and annuity business with little or no surrender charge protection.
Partially offsetting these factors are the company's exposure to interest sensitive collateralized mortgage-backed securities and a block of annuity business with little or no surrender charge protection products.
The collateral of LNR CDO 2003-1 is composed of non-investment grade and unrated collateralized mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).
The collateral of Pinstripe I is composed of collateralized mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), real-estate investment trusts (REIT) and residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).

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