KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2022-INV1 (CMLTI 2022-INV1)

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KBRA assigns preliminary ratings to 96 classes of mortgage notes from Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2022-INV1 (CMLTI 2022-INV1), a residential mortgage-backed securities transaction fully secured by investment properties and loans that have been subscribed to the agency’s guidelines. The underlying portfolio consists of fixed rate mortgages (FRMs) with an aggregate principal balance of approximately $385.5 million as of the January 1, 2022 cut-off date. All loans were sold to the trust by, and will be managed by, PennyMac Corp. and PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, both of which are indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT).

KBRA’s scoring approach included loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its KBRA RMBS credit model, due diligence results review of third-party loan files, cash flow of the payment structure of the transaction, reviews of the principal parties to the transaction and an assessment of the legal structure and documentation of the transaction. This analysis is further described in our US RMBS Rating Methodology.

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