Webinar: CECL Considerations for Community Banks

Date: January 15th

Join us for our joint webinar with S&P Global Market Intelligence, where we will cover some CECL essentials inclduing, data selection, model deployment, allowance calculation, and reporting infrastructure.

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BlockChainge DC 2019

Date: January 13th-15th

Join us for BlockChainge DC 2019, where RiskSpan CEO Bernadette Kogler, and CTO Suhrud Dagli are featured speakers on the panel ‘Blockchain in Mortgage and Structured Finance: Beyond the Hype’.

Webinar: The Value of Mortgage Insurance Under CECL

Date: November 7th

Join us for our joint webinar with MGIC where we will tackle the benefits of mortgage insurance under the new accounting standard.

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MBA Annual 2018

Date: October 14-17

RiskSpan is excited to be joining the Mortgage Bankers Association annual convention and expo here in DC, and catch up with colleagues both old and new.


Date: September 24th-28th

Director of Model Development, Fan Zhang, presented on the implementation of machine learning at this exciting conference. He was joined by a few other RiskSpan experts attending MISMO 2018.

Webinar: CECL for Held-to-Maturity Securities

Date: September 27th

Joint webinar with Grant Thornton, where we covered CECL implementation for Held-to-Maturity Securities. Topics covered included applications within structured finance and both corporate and muni bonds, with several options including some advanced and some simpler approaches.

ABS East Conference

Date: September 23rd-25th

We were excited to sponsor this important conference and have Managing Director, Janet Jozwik, as a featured moderator. Our team enjoyed catching up with some existing contacts, and meeting new ones in Miami.

Meetup: Machine Learning in Financial Services

Host: Fan Zhang
Date: Wednesday, August 29th @ 5:30pm EST

RiskSpan’s Director of Model Development, Fan Zhang took a dive into the exciting new frontier of machine learning, and its application within the financial industry. This event was informal and informative regardless of how much attendees knew about machine learning.

Blockchain & Beers

Hosts: Suhrud Dagli and Charlie Moore
Date: Thursday, June 28th @ 5:30pm EST

This informal discussion featured RiskSpan co-founder Suhrud Dagli, and Charlie Moore of the Global Debt Registry discussing RiskSpan’s latest blockchain application in structured finance. Stay tuned for more blockchain events!

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Webinar: Machine Learning in Building a Prepayment Model

Hosts: Janet Jozwik, Fan Zhang, and Lei Zhao
Date: Thursday, July 12th @ 11:30am EST

Prepayment models are complex, machine learning can help – In this webinar three of RiskSpan’s lead quantitative modelers Janet Jozwik, Fan Zhang, and Lei Zhao discussed leveraging machine learning applications in prepayment visualization and analysis.

Webinar: Machine Learning in Whole Loan Data Prep

Hosts: LC Yarnelle, Matt Steele
Date: Tuesday, June 26th @ 11:30am EST

Two of RiskSpan’s top data analysts, LC Yarnelle and Matt Steele help you tackle one of your biggest obstacles: Curating and normalizing multiple, disparate data sets.

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Webinar: Managing Down-Model Validation Costs

Hosts: Tim Willis and Nick Young
Date: Wednesday, June 20th @ 11:30am EST

Model risk managers increasingly are being asked to do more with less. Expanding model inventories and regulatory expectations are not always accompanied by commensurate increases in model validation budgets. Consequently, model risk managers have to be creative in order to get the most from their MRM dollar without sacrificing quality. In this webinar, Tim Willis explores ways of doing more with your model validation budget.

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