Five classes from two Merrill Lynch Mortgage Investors Inc. subprime securitizations have been downgraded by Fitch Ratings.The downgrades were as follows: series 2003-OPT1, class B2, from BBB-plus to BB-plus, and class B3, from BBB-minus to B; and series 2003-WMC1, class M2, from AA-plus to AA-minus, class B1, from BB-minus to CCC/DR1, and class B2, from B to C/DR5. The rating agency also affirmed the ratings on 21 classes in four MLMI transactions. The downgrades were attributed to a deterioration in the relationship between credit enhancement and loss expectations.

Subscribe Now

Authoritative analysis and perspective for every segment of the mortgage industry

30-Day Free Trial

Authoritative analysis and perspective for every segment of the mortgage industry