KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2019-4 (JPMMT 2019-4)
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to 28 classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2019-4 (JPMMT 2019-4).
J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2019-4 (JPMMT 2019-4) is a prime RMBS transaction comprising 477 residential mortgages with an aggregate principal balance of $322.2 million as of the June 1, 2019 cut-off date. The underlying collateral includes both prime jumbo loans (88.4%) and high-balance conforming mortgages (11.6%), all of which have been designated as Qualified Mortgages (QM).
KBRA’s rating approach incorporated loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model, an examination of the results from third-party loan file due diligence, cash flow modeling analysis of the transaction’s payment structure, reviews of key transaction parties and an assessment of the transaction’s legal structure and documentation. This analysis is further described in our U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology.
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Related Publications: (available at www.kbra.com)
- JPMMT 2019-4 Pre-Sale Report
- JPMMT 2019-4 Tear Sheet
- JPMMT 2019-4 Representations and Warranties Disclosure
- RMBS KBRA Comparative Analytic Tool (KCAT)
- Residential Mortgage Default and Loss Model
- U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology for Assessing Non-QM Risk
- U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology
- Global Structured Finance Counterparty Methodology
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Sharif Mahdavian, Senior Director
Patrick Gervais, Senior Director
Jack Kahan, Senior Managing Director
Fei Han, Analyst