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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • General Session: Market Snapshot

    Location: Presidential Ballroom,
    Second Floor


    Speaker(s)

    Joel Kan, Associate Vice President, Economic and Industry Forecasting, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Tian Liu, Chief Economist, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

    General Session

    Learn what key economic indicators are suggesting about the real estate finance market, including homeownership and housing affordability data by various segments.

    Speaker(s)

    Joel Kan, Associate Vice President, Economic and Industry Forecasting, Mortgage Bankers Association

    Joel Kan serves as Associate Vice President of Economic and Industry Forecasting for the Mortgage Bankers Association. In this role, he is responsible for the production of MBA's macroeconomic and housing market forecasts, along with other related analytics. He also oversees the production of MBA's industry surveys, including the Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, Builder Applications Survey, and Mortgage Credit Availability Index, three of the association's high profile surveys. Mr. Kan is a regular speaker and presenter of MBA’s market outlook at both MBA and external events, and writes commentary regarding economic statistics and industry data. He has also been quoted in industry and national media outlets.

    Tian Liu, Chief Economist, Genworth Mortgage Insurance

    Tian Liu is the Chief Economist at Genworth Mortgage Insurance, responsible for economic, housing, and mortgage origination forecasts. He also authors the company’s First-Time Homebuyer Market Report and Weekly Economic Report, and provides regular updates on U.S. and regional economies, as well as the housing and mortgage market. Mr. Liu’s commentary has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Reuters, Inside Mortgage Finance, and other media.  Mr. Liu began his economics career in the Australian Treasury Department in 1997. He started covering the U.S. housing market with Cemex in 2007, where he was the Director of Economics responsible for economics and housing market analysis. He was later hired by Owens Corning to lead its economics team in 2011. Mr. Liu joined Genworth Mortgage Insurance as its Chief Economist in 2014.

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