KBRA Assigns Preliminary Ratings to J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2019-HYB1 (JPMMT 2019-HYB1)

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns preliminary ratings to 20 classes of mortgage pass-through certificates from J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2019-HYB1 (JPMMT 2019-HYB1).

J.P. Morgan Mortgage Trust 2019-HYB1 (JPMMT 2019-HYB1) is a prime RMBS transaction comprising 703 hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) with an aggregate principal balance of $557.5 million as of the August 1, 2019 cut-off date. The initial fixed rate periods for the pools hybrid ARMs generally equal five (27.3%), seven (47.8%) or ten (22.4%) years, and 30.4% of the loans have interest-only periods. The underlying collateral, seasoned 18 months, includes both prime jumbo loans (97.2%) and high-balance conforming mortgages (2.8%). Approximately 35.4% of the pool has been designated as a Qualified Mortgage (QM), while Non-QM loans and loans exempt from the Ability-to-Repay (ATR)/QM Rule make up 43.8% and 20.8% of pool, respectively. Borrowers in the pool exhibit a weighted average (WA) original credit score of 758, WA original loan-to-value (LTV) of 65.4% and WA combined LTV (CLTV) of 66.4%.

KBRAs 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 transactions payment structure, reviews of key transaction parties and an assessment of the transactions legal structure and documentation. This analysis is further described in our U.S. RMBS Rating Methodology.

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Patrick Gervais, Senior Director

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Edward DeVito, Managing Director

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Jack Kahan, Senior Managing Director

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Rebecca Lindenblatt, Analyst

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Tom Reilly, Analyst

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