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RiskSpan Wins Risk as a Service Category for Second Consecutive Year, Leaps 12 Spots in RiskTech100® 2022 Ranking

RiskSpan’s Edge Platform, a leading provider of risk analytics, data, and behavioral modeling to the structured finance industry, is the “Risk as a Service” category winner for the second consecutive year in Chartis Research’s prestigious RiskTech100® ranking of the world’s 100 top risk technology firms. 

The win accompanies a 12-point improvement in RiskSpan’s overall ranking, placing the firm among the year’s most significant movers.  

“RiskSpan’s continued growth and ongoing partnership strategy have made it one of the big risers in the rankings this year,” said Phil Mackenzie, Research Principal at Chartis Research. “Its strength in securitization and analytics as a service is reflected in its 12-point jump.” 

Licensed by some of the largest asset managers, broker/dealers, hedge funds, mortgage REITs and insurance companies in the U.S., Edge is a one-stop shop for research, analytics, pricing, risk metrics, and reporting. Edge’s cloud-native infrastructure scales as individual client needs change and is supported by RiskSpan’s unparalleled team of mortgage and structured finance experts.  

“This year’s award reflects a year marked by an unprecedented wave of enhancements to our risk platform, noted Bernadette Kogler, RiskSpan’s co-founder and CEO. “Our loan-level analytics has been a hit, while our fully managed risk option continues to tailor scalable offerings to individual client needs. Our best-in-class portfolio analytics for structured products are fast becoming the talk of the industry.”

About RiskSpan 

RiskSpan offers end-to-end solutions for data management, risk analytics, and visualization on a highly secure, fast, and fully scalable, cloud-native platform that has earned the trust of the mortgage and structured finance industry’s largest firms. Combining the strength of subject matter experts, quantitative analysts, and technologists, RiskSpan’s Edge Platform integrates a range of datasets – structured and unstructured – and off-the-shelf analytical tools providing users with powerful insights and a competitive advantage. Learn more at

About Chartis Research: 

Chartis Research is the leading provider of research and analysis on the global market for risk technology. It is part of Infopro Digital, which owns market-leading brands such as Risk and WatersTechnology. Chartis’ goal is to support enterprises as they drive business performance through improved risk management, corporate governance and compliance, and to help clients make informed technology and business decisions by providing in-depth analysis and actionable advice on virtually all aspects of risk technology. 

RiskSpan, Arete Risk Advisors Announce Strategic Consulting Partnership

RiskSpan, a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to the mortgage industry, has announced a partnership with Arete Risk Advisors, LLC, to complement RiskSpan’s existing team of data science, modeling, and financial engineering consultants. 

A woman-owned firm boasting a deep bench of experienced housing finance professionals, Arete delivers unparalleled expertise in applying operations, information technology, governance, risk management, and internal controls best practices to every aspect of home lending. 

Arete is led by managing partner Patricia Black, an industry-leading executive in home lending. Prior to founding Arete, Patricia served as Fannie Mae’s Chief Audit Executive, Chief of Staff at Caliber Home Loans, the Head of Sales and Operations at SoFi, and a Senior Manager at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint.   

“I’m very excited to be involved with a growing woman-owned business while simultaneously expanding our own advisory offering,” said Bernadette Kogler, Co-Founder and CEO of RiskSpan. “Arete’s emphasis on delivering top-qualify mortgage compliance, controls, governance, and operations services creates a natural synergy with RiskSpan’s data and modeling capabilities. This partnership promises to benefit clients of both firms.” 

Patricia Black added, “the opportunity to grow with Bernadette and the RiskSpan team to expand women-owned businesses in the home lending space is inspiring and I am excited about contributing to the continued success of Bernadette and her team.” 

Learn more about Arete’s range of services at Questions about the firm may be directed to 

About RiskSpan 

RiskSpan offers end-to-end solutions for data management, risk analytics, and visualization on a highly secure, fast, and fully scalable, cloud-native platform that has earned the trust of the mortgage and structured finance industry’s largest firms. Combining the strength of subject matter experts, quantitative analysts, and technologists, RiskSpan’s Edge Platform integrates a range of datasets – structured and unstructured – and off-the-shelf analytical tools providing users with powerful insights and a competitive advantage. Learn more at 

Edge Enhancements: Spotlight AGENCY EDGE

2021 is off to a great start, but the Edge Team is not resting on its laurels.

On the heels of a year that saw more than a 30 percent increase in Edge subscribers, including a doubling of Agency Module users, we continue to add more of the Ginnie and GSE data you need.

Edge’s enhanced datasets make customizing S-curves even easier.

For example:

Loans with a principal deferral pay more slowly than loans without them when faced with the same refinancing incentive.

But how much more slowly?

Edge lets you quantify the difference, so you can adjust your models accordingly.

7 of the 10 largest U.S. broker/dealers use Edge to analyze Agency prepays.
Find out why.

RiskSpan a Winner of HousingWire’s RiskTech100 Award

For the third consecutive year, RiskSpan is a winner of HousingWire’s prestigious annual HW Tech100 Mortgage award, recognizing the most innovative technology companies in the housing economy.

The recognition is the latest in a parade of 2021 wins for the data and analytics firm whose unique blend of tech and talent enables traders and portfolio managers to transact quickly and intelligently to find opportunities. RiskSpan’s comprehensive solution also provides risk managers access to modeling capabilities and seamless access to the timely data they need to do their jobs effectively.

“I’ve been involved in choosing Tech100 winners since we started the program in 2014, and every year it manages to get more competitive,” HousingWire Editor and Chief Sarah Wheeler said. “These companies are truly leading the way to a more innovative housing market!”

Other major awards collected by RiskSpan and its flagship Edge Platform in 2021 include winning Chartis Research’s “Risk as a Service” category and being named “Buy-side Market Risk Management Product of the Year” by

RiskSpan’s cloud-native Edge platform is valued by users seeking to run structured products analytics fast and granularly. It provides a one-stop shop for models and analytics that previously had to be purchased from multiple vendors. The platform is supported by a first-rate team, most of whom come from industry and have walked in the shoes of our clients.

“After the uncertainty and unpredictability of last year, we expected a greater adoption of technology. However, these 100 real estate and mortgage companies took digital disruption to a whole new level and propelled a complete digital revolution, leaving a digital legacy that will impact borrowers, clients and companies for years to come,” said Brena Nath, HousingWire’s HW+ Managing Editor. ”Knowing what these companies were able to navigate and overcome, we’re excited to announce this year’s list of the most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and real estate industries.”

Get in touch with us to explore why RiskSpan is a best-in-class partner for data and analytics in mortgage and structured finance. 

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RiskSpan’s EDGE Platform Named Risk-as-a-Service Category Winner by Chartis Research

ARLINGTON, Va., November 19, 2020 – RiskSpan’s EDGE Platform has been named the “Risk-as-a-Service” Category Winner for 2021 in Chartis Research’s prestigious RiskTech100 Rankings. In winning the RaaS category, RiskSpan edged out strong competing offerings from many other long-established risk service providers.

The award caps a successful year for RiskSpan and the EDGE Platform, which underwent a number of key enhancements and, notwithstanding the pandemic, has experienced a 29 percent increase in its subscriber base since the start of 2020.

EDGE is an end-to-end, cloud-native platform leveraging mortgage and other structured finance data, modeling, and application layers to allow information to seamlessly flow across products while being securely accessible anytime and anywhere. The Risk Service’s data, insights, and reports are available via the website, integrated via an API, or ingested and distributed as part of a fully managed service.

“The Risk-as-a-Service award was especially competitive this year with many strong offerings,” observed Mark Feeley, Chartis Global Brand Director. “The RiskSpan EDGE solution’s ability to scale and deliver via the cloud is reflected in its category win.”

“We are honored to receive this recognition,” noted Bernadette Kogler, RiskSpan’s co-founder and CEO. “I am proud of our design and development teams who have worked tirelessly through challenging circumstances to continuously enhance EDGE’s Risk component for our expanding community of client users.”

About RiskSpan

RiskSpan offers end-to-end solutions for data management, risk management analytics, and visualization on a highly secure, fast, and fully scalable platform that has earned the trust of the industry’s largest firms. Combining the strength of subject matter experts, quantitative analysts, and technologists, RiskSpan’s EDGE platform integrates a range of data-sets–including both structured and unstructured–and off-the-shelf analytical tools to provide you with powerful insights and a competitive advantage. Learn more at

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