Call for Speakers: MBA Whole Loan Trading Workshop–Deadline Sept. 28

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s Whole Loan Trading Workshop takes place in Houston on Thursday, Nov. 8. Interested speakers are encouraged to submit proposals by Friday, Sept. 28.

This annual workshop focuses on the market for whole loan trading. Many community banks and other portfolio investors have become active buyers of whole loan mortgages on a flow or bulk basis. Key drivers of this trend include high credit pricing charged by the agencies, particularly for so-called “niche” products, such as co-ops, non-warrantable condos, etc. The markets for non-performing and re-performing loans and the scratch and dent market, including for VA loans, has picked up markedly. Additionally, with expectations of rising rates, the market for seasoned performing loans has also picked up as many institutions work to optimize their asset-liability strategy.

This workshop will feature expert speakers who are involved in the buying and selling of whole loans, as well as those engaged in servicing transactions coupled with these trades.

Panel topics include:
–Opportunities in the traditional correspondent market
–The growing market for NPLs and RPLs
–An overview of the market for seasoned performing loans
–A discussion of the scratch-and-dent market, especially in light of VA loan challenges
–Effective techniques for bridging the cultural differences between community banks and independent mortgage bankers.
–Examples of successful whole loan transactions between independent mortgage bankers and depositories.
–Identifying and developing successful counterparties for bulk and flow transactions.

Interested speakers should contact Mike Fratantoni at

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