Advanced Risk Management Concepts Workshop

Sheraton Grand Chicago, Chicago, IL

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MBA Education and The University of Maryland Smith School of Business are partnering on a classroom program that covers the topics essential to effective mortgage finance risk management for residential and commercial/multifamily lenders. The program is intended for mid to senior-level mortgage risk management professionals, with content covering core risk concepts using real world applications and exercises. Students can expect to hear from instructors who are or have recently been senior executive-level practitioners in mortgage finance risk management. To introduce the program to lenders, MBA Education is pleased to offer an abbreviated version of the 3-day program to those attending the Risk Management & Quality Assurance Conference or who may just be interested in gaining familiarity with the core concepts of risk management in mortgage finance.


Attendees of both the RMQA Conference and the Advanced Risk Management Concepts Workshop can receive $50 off their respective registration fees for a total savings of $100. Please contact for this discount.


Sunday, September 15, 2019


10:30 AM - 2:45 PM


Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E North Water St
Chicago, IL 60611

Attendees should expect to understand:
  • Risk Management for Mortgage Originations
  • Risk Management for Mortgage Servicing


Lesson 1: Risk Management for Mortgage Originations
  • Basic tenets of well-formed credit policy and guidelines
  • Exception policy practices
  • Underwriting practices
  • Quality Assurance (QA) practices and sampling strategies and techniques
  • Appraisal practices
  • AVM and AUS policy and use
  • Product development best practices and what to look out for
  • CRE ratings practices, Loan Review and beyond
  • Managing correspondent and wholesale counterparty risk
Lesson 2: Risk Management for Mortgage Servicing
  • Understanding and managing mortgage servicing rights (MSRs)
  • Loss mitigation techniques: Default and collections practices and impact on mitigating credit losses

Course Agenda:

Download the Advanced Risk Management Concepts Workshop to learn more about the program.

Who Should Attend?

  • Mid to Senior-Level Risk Management Professionals
  • Senior Risk Analysts
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Internal Audit Managers
  • Credit Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers


  • Steve Spies, Principal and Founder, SWS Risk Advisory LLC
  • Christopher D. Wagner, Senior Director, Servicing Capital Markets, Single Family Division, Freddie Mac

Please Note:

MBA Diversity and Inclusion scholarship opportunities are available for this offering. Click HERE for more information.


The workshop will begin at 10:30 AM and run until 2:45 PM.

Please note that the address for this course is:
Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E North Water St

Chicago, IL 60611

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