KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Ellington Financial Mortgage Trust 2022-1 (EFMT 2022-1)
KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to six classes of
mortgage-backed notes from Ellington Financial Mortgage Trust
2022-1 (EFMT 2022-1), a $417.2 million non-prime RMBS transaction.
The underlying collateral, comprising 817 residential mortgages, is
characterized by a notable concentration of alternative income
documentation, with 69.0% of the loans underwritten using bank
statements, asset depletion, and DSCR documentation types.
Approximately 64.2 % of the loans were categorized as
non-qualified mortgages (Non-QM). The remaining loans were
categorized as exempt from the ATR/QM rule having been originated
for a business purpose (i.e., investment properties). EFMT 2022-1
is not backed by any loans in forbearance as of the cut-off date,
however, 0.2% the pool contains loans that were subject to
forbearance plans but exited them and have been performing for a
number of months.
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- EFMT 2022-1 Tear Sheet
- RMBS KBRA Comparative Analytic Tool (KCAT)
- U.S. RMBS Mortgage Default and Loss Model Methodology
- U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity
analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings
and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG
factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the
credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating
report referenced above.
A description of all substantially material sources that were
used to prepare the credit rating and information on the
methodology(ies) (inclusive of any material models and sensitivity
analyses of the relevant key rating assumptions, as applicable)
used in determining the credit rating is available in the
Information Disclosure Form(s) located here.
Information on the meaning of each rating category can be
Further disclosures relating to this rating action are available
in the Information Disclosure Form(s) referenced above. Additional
information regarding KBRA policies, methodologies, rating scales
and disclosures are available at www.kbra.com.
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rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission as an NRSRO. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is
registered as a CRA with the European Securities and Markets
Authority. Kroll Bond Rating Agency UK Limited is registered as a
CRA with the UK Financial Conduct Authority pursuant to the
Temporary Registration Regime. In addition, KBRA is designated as a
designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission
for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form
prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the
National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating
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