MBA's Accounting & Financial Management Conference 2019

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

  • Opening General Session: Economic and Mortgage Market Outlook


    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, Research & Industry Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association

    General Session

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    The outlook for the economy and the mortgage market remains highly uncertain, with conflicting indicators on the health of the overall economy, the direction of interest rates and the strength of the housing market. MBA’s chief economist will provide perspective on economic growth, consumer spending, employment, monetary policy and other topics impacting the outlook. Also covered- the latest on demographic trends and other factors impacting housing construction, home sales and home prices. Don’t miss the signature outlook on purchase and refi originations as well as mortgage rates for 2020 and beyond.

    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Senior Vice President, Research & Industry Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Michael Fratantoni is MBA's Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing MBA's industry surveys, benchmarking studies, economic and mortgage originations forecasts, industry technology efforts, and policy development research for both single-family and commercial/multifamily markets. Additionally, Fratantoni is president and member of the Board of Directors of MISMO and serves on the CSP's Industry Advisory Group and the membership committee of MERS. Prior to joining MBA, Fratantoni worked in the industry in risk management and senior economist roles at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae.

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    Wire fraud is a growing threat to both the residential mortgage and commercial real estate finance industries, with millions in real estate transaction losses from cyber-attacks. Tuesday’s closing session examines top threats and how they can be prevented.

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