KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2020-2 (JPMMT 2020-2)

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to 51 classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2020-2 (JPMMT 2020-2).

J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2020-2 (JPMMT 2020-2) is a prime RMBS transaction comprising 1,105 residential mortgages with an aggregate principal balance of $781.9 million as of the February 1, 2020 cut-off date. The underlying collateral includes both prime jumbo (58.6%) and conforming (41.4%) mortgage loans, 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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Contacts

Analytical Contacts:

Jay Wang, Director

(646) 731-1220

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Jack Kahan, Senior Managing Director

(646) 731-2486

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Hannah Brennan, Analyst

(646) 731-3324

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Business Development Contact:

Michele Patterson, Managing Director

(646) 731-2397

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