Items Tagged with 'Christopher Walen'


  • Christopher Whalen signs on as senior consultant at Ocwen

    Will also serve as advisor for nonbank
    Ocwen Financial announced Wednesday afternoon that the company “has engaged” Christopher Whalen as a senior consultant and advisor. Whalen is currently the chairman of Whalen Global Advisors, the company Whalen founded after he left Kroll Bond Rating Agency earlier this year.
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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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  • 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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  • Chris Whalen: The Great Recession’s true impact

    What has really changed?
    It’s been about half a decade since the Great Recession, and the economy still has room for improvement. Christopher Whalen argues that the low-interest-rate environment that arguably helped cause the 2008 financial crisis remains in place today.
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  • KBRA: 3 reasons the Fed won't change interest-rate policy

    "Adverse market conditions in the future"
    The Federal Open Market Committee is nearing the end of quantitative easing, spurring a lot of questions in the market on what the future holds. Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s Christopher Whalen suggests the markets may be overestimating the willingness of the FOMC to make a change in interest rate policy for three key reasons.
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  • Is the CFPB really swamped with mortgage complaints?

    Not every consumer is a victim, not every complaint is worthy
    If an incredibly complex and wide-ranging industry like housing sees just one-tenth of 1% of its customers end up complaining — and 80% of those complaints are closed with just a single explanation or none at all — does that mean that the mortgage industry is disproportionately mismanaged?
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  • From HW Magazine

    A surge, now over

    Once-hot short sales cool off
    Distressed property sales, including short sales, accounted for 21.6% of national sales in the fall of 2013, according to a recent four-month rolling quarter report from Clear Capital — a far cry from the peak of 41% in 2011.
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