The 2018 Five Star Government Forum
The 9th Annual Five Star Government Forum brought together leaders in mortgage servicing and the federal government for a full day of open dialogue about the industry’s most important issues.
Officials who make vital decisions on the direction of the housing economy work with the mortgage industry to ensure that the regulations protecting the industry and its customers are sensible. Among the groups represented at the 2018 Five Star Government Forum were the CFPB, HUD, FHFA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae.
Aspen Hosts 2018 NMSA Member Reception
The forum itself took place at the iconic Newseum in Washington, D.C. on April 3. That evening, Aspen Grove Solutions hosted a National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA) members’ reception at the Bibiana Osteria Enoteca.
The NMSA is a nonpartisan organization designed to drive progress and change on the main issues facing the mortgage servicing industry. NMSA members were invited to join us for a private dinner and reception. What better way to round off the day’s proceedings?
A More Perfect Union – The Agenda
After the morning’s keynote speech, thoughts turned to developments in policy and regulation. Attendees heard from a panel of experts on what is happening in the areas of laws and regulations and what their companies should be doing to remain in the loop.
The industry’s leading economists then discussed the economic conditions driving homeownership and the prospects of another housing bubble.
After lunch, attention focused on the change of leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its implications for the CFPB’s priorities in 2018. Then, a panel examined the issue of responsibly extending access to credit across the current and future mortgage markets.
The final discussion in the packed schedule centered on the implications of the changes within HUD for the future of housing.
The 2018 Five Star Government Forum was addressed by some of the industry’s most impressive thought leaders. These compelling contributors are highly influential among their peers and other representatives of the mortgage industry. Collectively, they have built decades of experience and played key roles in leading the federal government and the mortgage industry. They included Mark McArdle, assistant director of mortgage markets at the CFPB; Yvette Gilmore, vice president of servicing performance management at Freddie Mac; Mark Palim, deputy chief economist at Fannie Mae; and Ed Delgado, president & CEO of the Five Star Institute.