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Talking proptech with FinLedger Director Holden Page

In this episode, Page discusses the hottest topics coming across FinLedger’s news desk. Topics include: the online banking market, what’s happening in the proptech space and recent private market deals.

With a reinvigorated CFPB, what’s next for the NYDFS?

While the CFPB is reinvigorated under the Biden administration, there’s plenty of room for it to retake a leading role and coordinate with the NYDFS.

Does your CRM hurt or help the customer experience?

In real estate, data is king. The more you leverage your own data the better off your agents or loan officers will be because they’ll be able to identify, target and create better customer experiences.


2018 HW Insiders: Art Johnson

Director of Securitization Policy, Fannie Mae

Art Johnson is Fannie Mae’s director of securitization policy, and in his role, is responsible for protecting Fannie Mae’s mortgage-backed securities. Johnson is responsible for evaluating and deciding on the types of loans that can be pooled into Fannie Mae’s MBS for its single-family and multifamily products, totaling over $3 trillion in outstanding unpaid principal balance as of April 30, 2018.

Art Johnson Director of Securitization Policy Fannie Mae

In addition, Johnson leads a team that supports Fannie Mae’s capital markets execution through assisting with disclosure, analysis and operational considerations. He also manages relationships with third-party data vendors who support the release of MBS data to institutional investors across the globe.

Johnson is an expert voice within the company who supports the integrity of the liquid securities product. He also works behind-the-scenes to provide recommendations to securitization policy. Over the last year, he worked on the Single Security initiative, a directive by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to combine both GSEs’ MBS markets into a $5 trillion market. In his role, Johnson has been instrumental in defining and communicating Single Security disclosures to the market.

“Art Johnson is an expert voice within the company who supports the integrity of the second most liquid securities product in the world, behind U.S. Treasuries.”

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