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Who's Afraid of Mortgage Servicing Rights?


The term mortgage servicing right or "MSR" generally describes a party's contractual rights with respect to servicing or controlling the servicing of a pool of mortgage loans owned by others, including the entitlement to receive servicing compensation. There are a number of risks involved with investing in MSRs, including accurately estimating the prepayment rates of the underlying mortgages and managing the related swings in