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Published Date: October 2014

IS THIS SPREADSHEET A MODEL? DO I NEED TO VALIDATE IT?

AS MODEL VALIDATORS, we frequently find ourselves in the middle of debates between spreadsheet owners and enterprise risk managers over the question of [MORE]

Published Date: October 2014

In the October 2014, MBA Annual Convention issue of Mortgage Banking magazine, RiskSpan Managing Director Allen Jones shares perspective on why it is so difficult for credit-worthy borrowers to obtain mortgage financing. The article digs into the data that confirms tight mortgage credit [MORE]

Published Date: September 2014

Reducing The Cost Of Model Validation Programs

Across the financial services industry, increased oversight has led to significant increases in expenses related to assessing and monitoring risk. We see over and over that institutions are weighted with significantly higher r [MORE]

Published Date: August 2014

Allen Jones, a managing director at RiskSpan, a Washington mortgage-data consulting firm, and a former B of A executive, said Moynihan, 54, can now return to the bread-and-butter business of serving customers.

"He's done the hard work and now he can focus on rebuilding the core businesses [MORE]

Published Date: August 2014

Allen H. Jones, a managing director of RiskSpan, a mortgage data consulting company in Washington, said the estimate of a 20 percent elevated default risk is in line with his company’s observations. He also sees loan servicers that are reaching out to borrowers getting better-than-expected result [MORE]

Published Date: August 2014

Mortgage Conduits Pushing Into Non-QM Space

Many mortgage originators and aggregators seeking increased production and higher margins are turning to non-QM lending.  As an advisor to many of these companies, RiskSpan has unique insight into the current market standards and [MORE]

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