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Kroll Bond Rating Agency names Van Hesser as head of financial institutions group

Replaces recently departed Christopher Whalen
Earlier this week, Kroll Bond Rating Agency announced the departure of Christopher Whalen, who served as senior managing director and head of research. One of Whalen’s roles was as the head of the company’s financial institutions, and the company announced Thursday that it found a replacement for Whalen from within its own ranks.
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Christopher Whalen leaving Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Served as senior managing director and head of research for three years
Kroll Bond Rating Agency announced Tuesday that Christopher Whalen, who served as senior managing director and head of research, is stepping down. Whalen, an investment banker, author, and frequent HousingWire contributor, joined KBRA in 2014. Here's a look at what Whalen plans to do next.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: An "inside" look at Gary Cohn's role in Trump administration

New York papers run competing profiles of former Goldman Sachs exec
Two of New York's biggest newspapers happened to publish competing (and somewhat similar) articles over the weekend that delve into the growing role within the Trump administration of Gary Cohn, the White House National Economic Council Director and a former top executive at Goldman Sachs. So what is Cohn's role? The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times are happy to tell you more.
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KBRA: This should be the focus of Trump's regulatory reform

End practice of holding capital as "panacea" for preventing crisis
President Donald Trump held to another one of his campaign promises last week, when he signed an executive order that is expected to begin the process of revamping (or replacing) the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act. The specific details of the Trump administration’s plan for financial reform were not contained in the executive order, but what should the Republican-led regulatory reform efforts focus on?
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KBRA: Mortgage lending will peak in 2016, fall off in 2017 and beyond

Rising interest rates, home price appreciation will slow originations
To borrow a phrase from Game of Thrones, winter is coming in more ways than just on the calendar. Winter is coming from mortgage lending too, according to a new report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency. KBRA’s new report states that 2016 will likely be the peak year for mortgage originations for “years to come,” as a fall in origination volume will occur in 2017 and beyond.
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Single-family rental securitization market expands to federally subsidized rents

Rental securitization market growing
Tricon American Homes is helping lead a new type of bond offering in the rental home bond market. The company made headlines a little more than a year ago by launching its first securitization backed by single-family rental homes. Now the company is taking it a step further with a new type of bond offering.
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Could the mortgage market be facing a liquidity crisis?

Kroll Bond Rating Agency's Christopher Whalen thinks so
The mortgage market could be staring at a liquidity crisis in the very near future thanks in part to the Federal Reserve's repeated reluctance to increase interest rates, Kroll Bond Rating Agency Senior Managing Director Christopher Whalen told CNBC on Wednesday.
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KBRA: Rent-to-own properties problematic arena for investors

Let’s tap the brakes on the whole 'future of housing' thing
A recent report from Moody's highlighted the benefits for consumers and investors that stem from Home Partners of America’s rent-to-own program, but a new report from Kroll Bond Rating Agency throws a wet blanket onto anyone who posited that rent-to-own could be the “future of housing.”
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