RiskSpan’s Leader on Residential Mortgage Risk, Kathy Kelbaugh, Weighs in on Mortgage Rates in an Article for Bloomberg Business

Maybe Alan Greenspan Was Right About Floating-Rate Mortgages Vindication? Back in 2004, Alan Greenspan suggested Americans might benefit from taking out more floating-rate home loans. More than a decade after the former Federal Reserve chairman touted adjustable-rate mortgages, James McAndrews, the New York Fed’s director of research, has suggested that the U.S. may indeed have been better off with more floating-rate home loans. And just like Greenspan’s comments, the latest remarks come just as the U.S. central bank is preparing interest-rate increases that would ostensibly make it more expensive for borrowers with such debt. Greenspan’s advice seemed particularly ill-timed.  

RiskSpan Hires Industry Leader Jim Reynolds

NEW YORK, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — In advance of the Mortgage Bankers Association’s National Secondary Market Conference and Expo next week in New York, RiskSpan, Inc. (www.riskspan.com) announced that Jim Reynolds has been named Senior Managing Director for Business Development.  To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/riskspan-hires-industry-leader-jim-reynolds-300081221.html

PR NEWSWIRE: RiskSpan Announces Release of Institutional Risk Service Enhancements at GARP 2015

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Ahead of the GARP 2015 16th Annual Risk Management convention, RiskSpan, Inc. announced enhancements to its Institutional Risk Service that enables portfolio managers, investors, and asset owners to monitor and act on risk information across multiple asset classes. At a RiskSpan-hosted event in New York prior to the kick-off of GARP 2015, Bernadette Kogler, President and CEO https://riskspan.com/profile/bernadette of RiskSpan, remarked: “As regulators delve deeper into areas of systemic risk, fund managers find themselves challenged to provide metrics their investors now require.” In answering a question on missed correlations and underlapped modeling, Kogler emphasized that RiskSpan’s service provides a holistic view across all asset classes.

Secondary Marketing Executive, January/February Edition Article on Risk Management in the New Regulatory Environment Features Interview with RiskSpan

In the first of a two part series on quality control as an essential aspect of risk management, SECONDARY MARKETING EXECUTIVE magazine interviewed leading industry experts including RiskSpan Managing Director Allen Jones on how software and systems are helping lenders reduce defects and ensure compliance. CLICK HERE to read the full article: Risk Management In The New Regulatory Environment

PR NEWSWIRE: RiskSpan Announces Public Availability of Fannie, Freddie, Ginnie Mae Prepayment Reports

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Ahead of the kick-off of ABS VEGAS 2015, RiskSpan, Inc. announced the public release of its Agency prepayment analysis by delivering its online reporting tools for free https://riskspan.com/research-and-articles. This analytics package organizes mortgage prepay patterns by coupon, vintage, servicer, loan size, FICO and refinance incentive, providing an edge to structured finance executives and others attending the ABS VEGAS 2015 conference from February 8-11 in Las Vegas, NV.

PR NEWSWIRE: Tony Glickman Joins RiskSpan as Chief Risk Strategist

NEW YORK, January 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To support the growth of its Risk Services business line, RiskSpan announced the appointment of Anthony (Tony) Glickman as Chief Risk Strategist. RiskSpan provides risk advisory, managed analytics and technology solutions. The company is known for its breadth of senior risk management expertise at the executive level and Tony is no exception.   With decades of expertise in Portfolio Management, Trading and Investment Risk Advisory, Tony will lead RiskSpan’s continued growth in providing risk analytics and risk advisory to asset managers, hedge funds and global investors.  In naming Tony to this critical role, RiskSpan successfully added an accomplished industry leader who has the detailed knowledge and unsurpassed experience to lead this business.    

The New York Times Interviews RiskSpan Managing Director Allen Jones on Heloc Risk

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 results. “The outspoken nature of the O.C.C. guidance on Heloc risk served the industry well,” Mr. Jones said. “Many of our clients have proactively managed their exposure and applied lessons learned from the housing crisis.” Read the full article: Dealing With Home-Equity Resets.

PR NEWSWIRE: RiskSpan Names Former MBS Trader and Academic Don Brown Director of Analytics and Solutions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — To support the continued growth in its analytics and risk offerings, RiskSpan president and CEO Bernadette Kogler announced the addition of Don Brown as Director of Risk Solutions. RiskSpan is known for its breadth of mortgage expertise at the executive level and Don is a quality addition to the senior team.  With more than twenty years experience working as a capital-committing trader for primary broker dealers like RBS-Greenwich Capital and UBS, Don offers tremendous insight into risk analytics and trading in the secondary mortgage market. In naming Don to this integral role, Kogler added a savvy and results-oriented trusted advisor who has the detailed knowledge and unique perspective built exclusively from the mortgage field. Suhrud Dagli, RiskSpan CTO and co-founder, lauded the addition of Brown: “We’ve seen demand for our risk services grow significantly over the last few years.  As our firm continues its growth path, Don’s deep experience and pragmatism will serve our clients well.”