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IMN: The 6th Annual Residential Mortgage Servicing Rights Conference

IMN conference
Date:
Mon Apr 15 – Tue Apr 16

Location: 
Conrad New York, 102 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282, USA

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IMN: The 6th Annual Residential Mortgage Servicing Rights Conference

IMN’s 2019 residential MSR conference promises to be another great opportunity for owners and administrators of mortgage servicing rights to get together and discuss the latest developments in their industry. Aspen is looking forward to being back in New York City for a day and a half of networking and discussion of the issues that matter to mortgage servicers.

IMN is promising a completely new program, again involving banks, servicers, and investors speaking at a range of sessions and small group meeting. Under intense regulatory scrutiny and facing low interest rates, the need for the $10 trillion MSR industry to meet and discuss relevant issues is undeniable.

More than 450 participants attended last year’s event, almost half of them from banks, non-bank originators, mortgage investors, hedge funds, and other institutional investors. This makes the IMN forum the key date in this year’s calendar for everything related to MSR.

IMN Residential Mortgage Servicing Rights Conference Agenda

Day 1

  • Overview of the Economy, Interest Rates, The MSR Market & Its Supply/Demand Dynamics and Cycle
  • C-Level Bank/Non-Bank Executive Panel- What Is Your MSR & Mortgage Strategy In This Low Origination Environment?
  • Measuring & Stress Testing MSR Volatility, Credit Loss, Liquidity Risk for Regulatory & Internal Purposes
  • Transaction Management-Issues Surrounding Purchase & Sale Agreements, Post Acquisition Integration & Trailing Docs
  • Pre-Hedging Decisions: Should you Hedge MSR Risk? What is the Performance & Cost of Hedged/Unhedged? Hedging MSR Exposure vs. Total Mortgage vs. Total Fixed Income Book?
  • Financing in the MSR Market
  • Delinquent Loan Projections & Strategies
  • Challenges of a Daily Valuation Framework: What are we Focusing on in 2019?
  • Buying a Mortgage Servicer/Originator vs. Rights vs. Subservice

 

Day 2

  • Sub Servicing: Kicking Off & Managing the Relationship
  • Strategies to Identify & Retain More Customers in the Age of the Digital-First Home Shopper
  • Co-Issue Transactions
  • MSR Hedging Instruments, Methodologies & Execution
  • Buyer/Seller Shark Tank: Featuring 2 MSR sales pitched to potential buyers followed by a Q&A period for each of the transactions.
  • MSR Investors Panel: Looking at Mortgage Relative Value, Yield & Potential Upside

Will you be at IMN in New York this April? See you there!

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MBA National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo 2019

MBA ConferenceMBA’s National Mortgage Servicing Conference & Expo is one event you cannot miss if you have any connection to the mortgage servicing industry. This year, it is scheduled to take place from February 25 through 28 in sunny Orlando, Florida—yet another incentive to attend!

You get to meet thousands of servicers from every background at the annual MBA Conference & Expo. Savvy servicers prioritize this conference because of the scope it gives them to network with their peers, share their experiences, and find out what is new in their area.

With compliance now less of an issue for the industry right now, servicers should be looking for opportunities to save money and streamline their operations to make sure they are functioning at maximum efficiency. They need to know the direction of the industry so that they can be prepared and ahead of the competition when change happens.

Who is the MBA Conference & Expo for?

Anybody connected to the residential mortgage loan servicing industry should attend. Whatever your scale, business model type, or position in the industry, you need to be there. Participants include all levels of management and staff in the areas of servicing, default, and customer service, as well as attorneys, service providers, and other vendors.

Will Aspen Be There?

Yes! We wouldn’t miss it. Our team will be attending sessions and meetings throughout the conference. Be sure to say hello.

What’s in Store for Attendees?

If you want to learn, you won’t be short of opportunities. The schedule is packed with sessions, workshops, and roundtable discussions on everything from state mortgage servicing rules and concepts in residential mortgage servicing to property preservation and natural disasters. You will also find a range of product showcases to get you up-to-speed on the latest developments in your area. Quite apart from the organized events, the MBA Conference & Expo is invaluable for the opportunities it provides for engaging with peers, clients, and prospective customers.

Are CLE Credits Available?

Servicing19 qualifies for up to 13 CLE credits upon approval by applicable state bar licensing entities.

 

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Property Insurance and Restoration Conference

Property Insurance and Restoration Conference

Atlanta, Georgia

November 13 & 14, 2018

Aspen was delighted to attend the Property Insurance and Restoration Conference (PIRC), which encourages audience participation with topic-led discussions from all segments of the property restoration industry. PIRC is very different from other conferences, in that attendees have their voices heard on topics vital to the industry and discuss problems and solutions with other industry professionals. Topics included restorer requirements, role descriptions, data-estimating standards, background checks, new technologies, and legislative issues confronting the industry.

Who Was It For?

PIRC represents all segments of the industry, usually with national figures or those who represent their own company attending. Restoration companies of all sizes are represented, as well as the insurance industry, IP, vendors and other key players. The objective is to bring all sides together to discuss issues.

Schedule

The event ran over two half days, from Tuesday afternoon through to Wednesday lunchtime. Topics covered included relevant legislation and regulation, lessons learned from Hurricanes Florence and Michael, background checks, and vetting photo documentation best practice.

The recently established PIRC-CIECA Data Standards & Accessibility Committee reported on the work they have been doing acknowledging the need for data exchange and accessibility standards, and developing the ways in which this can be achieved. The committee is a collaborative initiative between PIRC and CIECA, a data standards organization that designs industry electronic standards, codes and standard messages and delivers implementation guides to improve industry efficiency. Members develop all standards.

The meeting discussed background check standardization, best practices for photo documentation, defining roles of restorers, consultants and insurers to the claims process, and it also accommodated discussions focused on improving the overall industry.

A special presentation focused on background checks and the potential for adopting a standard that could be integrated across the industry, cutting costs and inefficiencies. Those who had pre-registered for the conference or were included on the communications list received a draft white paper in advance.

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Five Star Conference & Expo 2018

The theme of this year’s Five Star Conference and Expo was “Rise Above,” and the event certainly reached new heights in 2018. Billed as “an integral source of information, collaboration, and progression for the housing and mortgage industry,” Five Star’s 15th annual conference lived up to the hype. Aspen was a star sponsor, and we had a busy three days of events, meetings, and fantastic opportunities to celebrate the heroic work of the U.S. military.

5 star conference 2018Private reception for veterans

Sunday’s first event was the Single Family Rental Roundtable, followed by key FORCE networking events. Mindful of the immense contribution that our military heroes make to this country, Aspen was proud to host a private reception for veterans that evening. Operation Homefront CEO John I. Pray Jr., Brig Gen (ret), USAF, addressed the military families assembled. Operation Homefront provides emergency financial, housing and supportive family services to military and veteran families.

 

Sean Ryan Speaks at Servicing & Compliance Lab

The Legal League 100 Fall Servicer Summit took up Monday morning, with the American Mortgage Diversity Council Fall Meeting taking place after lunch. Later that afternoon, top mortgage servicing professionals presented new strategies to enhance operations, manage costs, service homeowners, and safeguard portfolios from embedded risk at the Servicing & Compliance Lab.

Aspen CEO Sean Ryan was among the speakers, as were representatives of Auction.com, Fannie Mae, Mr. Cooper, Freddie Mac, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and EY. Topics for discussion included the state of the servicing industry, the outlook for the year ahead, current rules and regulations governing the industry, and the influence of innovation on servicing. Speaking about technology, Sean Ryan pointed out that “apps like Amazon, Uber, Spotify—those are the types of experiences consumers are looking for, and that is what we must try to provide.”
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Keys for Life Reception

Later that evening, Aspen was delighted to co-host the Keys for Life reception, an annual favorite that pays tribute to the exceptional bravery and sacrifice of U.S. military veterans and their families.

Five Star presented its Lifetime Achievement award to two recipients: the late Robert Klein of Safeguard Properties and Caliber Home Loans’ Marion McDougall.

Then came the event that gives Keys for Life its name: the gifting of mortgage-free homes to five U.S. military veterans and their families, thanks to JPMorgan Chase, Auction.com, and Operation Homefront.

With singer Leann Rimes providing the entertainment (as well as five signed guitars that were auctioned in aid of Operation Homefront), the evening ended on a high note.

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Women in Housing Lunch

The highlight of Tuesday’s event for Aspen was the Women in Housing Banquet, which we co-hosted with Freddie Mac, McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, and Weathercheck. This is the first year of the event, but, judging by its success, it looks like a tradition that will continue. Celebrating the achievements of women in the mortgage servicing and housing industries, it saw five business leaders receive the 2018 Women in Housing Leadership Awards, the Keystones.

In his opening address at the banquet, Ed Delgado, President and CEO, Five Star Institute said that the inaugural Keystone awards celebrated the leadership of the women in the industry. “Our business is complemented by women who exemplify characteristics that strengthen and support the industry through their leadership,” Delgado said.

The Rising Business Leader Award honors individuals with under a decade of consecutive industry experience who have shown an exceptional ability to lead and drive progress. It went to Courtney Thompson, Director, Default Oversight and Operations, at Flagstar Bank.

The Cultural Leader Award went to Charmaine Brown, Diversity Director at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Fannie Mae. Miriam Moore, who is Division President at ServiceLink, took home the Keystone for Community Leadership. The Diversity and Inclusion Award was presented to Susan Somersille Johnson, CMO, SunTrust.

Marcia Davies, COO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, was honored with the Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy Award, which was named after the late industry icon whose illustrious career had a huge influence on housing. The banquet also featured a keynote address by Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2000-2009).

Conclusion

These are just some of the key events in which Aspen had a leading role. The conference also proved to be a richly rewarding experience in terms of networking and educational opportunities. We’re already looking forward to next year.

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The Property Insurance and Restoration Conference (PIRC)

 Chicago, Illinois (July 19)

Many conferences claim to be unique, but the Property Insurance and Restoration Conference (PIRC) really is. Designed to allow interaction from all members of the audience, the conference offers topic-led discussions from all segments of the property restoration industry. Topics for discussion at this year’s PIRC included industry image, finding and promoting new talent, new technologies, and legislative issues facing the industry. All segments of the industry were represented, with participation from restoration companies of all sizes, as well as insurance executives, TPA representatives, vendors and other key players in the industry. Given our commitment to attending relevant events in our industry, Aspen Grove Solutions was represented at the conference and found it a valuable experience.

What Happened at the Property Insurance and Restoration Conference?

Those who attended and participated in PIRC got the opportunity to have their voice heard on issues that matter to the industry. This provided the perfect chance to network with like-minded individuals and to discuss problems and possible solutions with other industry professionals.

More details about the event

PIRC took place from 9AM to 5PM on Thursday, July 19, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Wood Dale.