Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes is the executive vice president of Business Development at Clayton. He is formerly the president of Due Diligence with LenderLive.

ARTICLES

  • Conference dispatch: The overall non-agency mortgage market struggles, successes

    A take on two conferences
    Last week, owing to an apparent breakdown in internal communications, one of the industry’s leading conference producers held two competing securitization conferences on the East and West coasts. A few determined conference goers, including Mark Hughes, executive vice president with Clayton Holdings, racked up frequent flyers miles to attend both, giving HousingWire the scoop on what went on.
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  • Observations from ABS Vegas: The long-anticipated deal agent is nearly here...

    But now where are all the deals?
    The main reason why we’re not seeing new private-label mortgage deals, at the moment, is that the economics of private-label securitization simply don’t work in the current low-rate environment. Prime jumbo securitizations have slowed significantly. In 2015, for example, Kroll said 38 prime jumbo deals came to market, but in 2016, year to date, that number (by my count) is two.
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