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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

  • General Session: GSE Update


    Speaker(s)

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

    Bill Cleary, Vice President, Single-Family Credit Risk Loan Quality, Fannie Mae

    Ronald Feigles, Vice President, Single Family Quality Control and Fraud, Freddie Mac

    Join MBA’s chief economist, Michael Fratantoni, as he hosts representatives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for our yearly update on the critical changes taking place that impact underwriting and QC practices.

    Speaker(s)

    Michael Fratantoni, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research and 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 and 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 a member of the Board of Directors of MISMO and the membership committee of MERS. Prior to joining MBA, Fratantoni worked in risk management and senior economist roles at Washington Mutual and Fannie Mae.  He received a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in economics from The College of William and Mary, and has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Washington, and Johns Hopkins, George Washington, and Georgetown Universities.

    Bill Cleary, Vice President, Single-Family Credit Risk Loan Quality, Fannie Mae

    Bill Cleary is Fannie Mae's Vice President of Single-Family Credit Risk Loan Quality, reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for the Single-Family Business.  Cleary is responsible monitoring loan quality standards to ensure compliance with Fannie Mae’s underwriting and origination standards; overseeing the effectiveness of lender quality controls and providing lenders with timely and actionable feedback to drive continuous improvement in loan quality standards. Cleary’s previous responsibilities included modernizing Selling and Servicing Guide content delivery through Ask Poli, oversight for FHFA scorecard deliverables including servicing alignment efforts across the GSEs as directed by FHFA; establishment of Servicing Guide policy and requirements and review of loss mitigation cases submitted directly to Fannie Mae for approval. Additionally, Cleary led Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Help Centers, oversight of servicer customer service training, and expansion of the Servicing Management Default Underwriter™ (SMDU) platform.

    Ronald Feigles, Vice President, Single Family Quality Control and Fraud, Freddie Mac

    Ron Feigles is vice president of Quality Control and Fraud in the Single-Family Division. He leads quality control activities between Freddie Mac and its clients to evaluate and improve loan quality and is responsible for the team handling fraud case management and suspicious activity reporting. The quality control and fraud investigation teams are located at Freddie Mac headquarters as well as in several states across the country. With Freddie Mac since 2006, Mr. Feigles has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the mortgage business. Prior to his current role, he oversaw the initial approval and ongoing eligibility oversight of Freddie Mac’s bank and non-bank Seller/Servicers. Before his tenure at Freddie Mac, he led multiple teams responsible for the origination, underwriting, servicing and collection of single-family mortgages. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.