CMCAS Presents:

Risk Considerations for Mortgage Assets and Housing Reform Post-Financial Crisis

 

Date: Thursday, November 14th 2019

Time: 5:30pm Check-In, Panel Discussion 5:45pm, Cocktail Reception 7:00-8:00pm

Venue: Societe Generale, 245 Park Avenue, 5th Floor, Town Hall, New York, NY

 

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Mortgage assets, which came under heavy scrutiny during the last financial crisis, have continued to occupy  a central role in US/global financial markets. The $10 trillion sector came into additional focus recently with the release of a new blueprint for overhauling Fannie & Freddie, the GSEs that back ~50% of the nation’s mortgage market. The GSEs have been in government conservatorship since the financial crisis and remain key to global credit markets.
 
Our distinguished panel will provide perspectives on this key recent development, as well as current performance outlook, impact on related markets such as Repo and newer development such as the growth of non-bank players in this market.
 
Confirmed Speakers Include:
 
 
Ajay Rajadhyaksha, Managing Director and Head of Macro Research, Barclays
Ajay Rajadhyaksha is a Managing Director and Head of Macro Research at Barclays, based in New York. He assumed his current role in July 2015 and now oversees the global research and strategy efforts of the asset allocation, economics, rates, FX, commodities, emerging markets, and securitized teams. Previously, he was Co-Head of FICC Research and before that, Head of US Fixed Income Research and US and European Securitized Research. Mr. Rajadhyaksha joined Barclays in 2005 as a Senior Mortgage Strategist. Previously, he worked at Bear Stearns, where he led the Interest Rate Derivatives Strategy team. Mr. Rajadhyaksha typically faces off against global CIOs and senior PMs at investment firms, and is a frequent presenter at both Barclays-sponsored and industry conferences. He is a member of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, and meets several times a year with the Chairperson of the Federal Reserve as well as the US Treasury Secretary as a formal adviser on macroeconomic and market issues. Mr. Rajadhyaksha received a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and a master's degree in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona. 
 
 
Grant Bailey, Managing Director and Head of North American RMBS and Covered Bond Group, Fitch Ratings
Grant Bailey is a managing director and head of Fitch Ratings' North American RMBS and Covered Bond group. He joined Fitch in 2001.
 
Grant began his career underwriting and acquiring whole-loan residential mortgage pools and subsequently worked as an analyst in Merrill Lynch's fixed income research group.
 
Grant earned an MSc in real estate finance from New York University and received a BA magna cum laude from Occidental College.
 
 
Erin Barry, Head of Home Lending Public Policy, Wells Fargo
Erin is the head of Wells Fargo's Home Lending Public Policy within the Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) team in Washington, DC. In her role at Wells Fargo, Erin leads the development of Wells Fargo's policy priorities on housing-related issues including home lending, GSE reform, and housing affordability. Prior to Wells Fargo, Erin worked at the Mortgage Bankers Association, where she was the Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs. In that role, Erin served as an adviser to senior leaders on home lending policy and developed strategy for the organization's legislative priorities.
 
Erin also served as Professional Staff at the Senate Banking Committee where she led the negotiations and drafting of legislation related to all aspects of single family housing, including housing finance reform, Qualified Mortgage requirements, FHA reform, and community revitalization.  Overall, she has more than fifteen years of public policy experience, including eight years spent at the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Erin is a graduate of the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
 
Moderator:
 
Isaac Boltansky, Director of Policy Research, Compass Point Research
As the Director of Policy Research for Compass Point Research & Trading, Mr. Boltansky coordinates the firm’s Washington policy analysis and follows financial services policy issues with a particular focus on mortgage finance, consumer lending, education services, capital formation, and tax policy. Mr. Boltansky joined Compass Point from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Congressional Oversight Panel and previously worked as an analyst at EJF Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund focused exclusively on the financial sector. Mr. Boltansky earned his B.A. in Political Science and History from Ohio Wesleyan University.
 
 
Thank you to our 2019 PLATINUM SPONSOR: Fitch Solutions
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you to our 2019 GOLD SPONSOR: Credit Benchmark

 

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