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KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings To JPMMT 2021-15

David Krechevsky
Dec 20, 2021
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The pool comprises 1,005 first-lien fixed-rate residential mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of $1.1 billion.

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned preliminary ratings to 60 classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2021-15 (JPMMT 2021-15).

The pool comprises 1,005 first-lien fixed-rate residential mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of $1.1 billion as of the Dec. 1, 2021, cut-off date. The pool includes both non-agency (97.2%) and agency-eligible (2.8%) loans.

JPMMT 2021-15 consists of high-quality mortgage loans originated to prime credit borrowers with significant equity, as evidenced by the collateral’s weighted average (WA) original credit score of 762, WA debt-to-income (DTI) of 34.9, and WA original loan-to-value (LTV) of 70.6%. In addition, the pool’s WA original combined LTV (CLTV) of 70.8% provides a substantial margin of safety against potential home price declines.

The preliminary ratings were assigned as follows:

  • A-6-A, A-6-X, A-8-A, A-8-X, A-9-A, A-9-X, A-10-A, A-10-X, A-11, A-11-X, A-13, A-15-A, A-15-B, A-X-1, A-X-3, A-X-4: AAA
  • B-1-A, B-1-X: AA+
  • B-2-A, B-2-X: A
  • B-3: BBB+
  • B-4: BB+
  • B-5: B+
  • B-6, A-R: Not rated

The JPMMT 2021-15 loans were acquired by J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. (JPMMAC), a residential mortgage conduit that resides within J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. JPMMAC purchases loans from a number of experienced third-party jumbo loan sellers. Potential loan sellers are approved based on experience, background reviews and an on-site review.

KBRA’s rating approach incorporated loan-level analysis of the mortgage pool through its KBRA RMBS Credit 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.

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