The Collingwood Group, LLC
The Collingwood Group is a leading Washington, D.C.-based business advisory firm focused primarily on the financial services industry. The firm’s professionals have deep and varied expertise gained through decades of experience as senior leaders of federal regulatory agencies and major financial services institutions. What sets us apart is our comprehensive knowledge of how financial services companies operate, combined with our understanding of current practices and business requirements of the federal regulators and private sector firms that today are redefining the financial services industry.
The experience of Collingwood’s professionals includes the full range of primary and secondary market activities, including an understanding of industry best practices of the business and technology functions underlying loan origination, underwriting, securitization, servicing, as well as default and asset disposition. This first-hand, operational experience extends across a wide variety of asset classes and includes knowledge of both agency and non-agency loans and securities, including Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, Alt-A, and subprime assets. The firm’s professionals also have direct management experience in the ever-evolving areas of enterprise risk management and compliance, technology/innovation, federal housing policy – specifically including mandated affordable housing goals metrics, and loan product due diligence and pricing.
Collingwood’s clients range from the Fortune 50 to small and mid-size businesses. Our services include helping our clients comply with, interpret and operate effectively within the ever-changing business and regulatory environments; working with business leaders within our clients to more effectively identify and mitigate material operational risk; developing business strategies and tactical plans to identify and secure new business opportunities with the federal government and the GSEs; and working directly with CEOs and Boards of Directors to increase market share and profitability.