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Volume 19 - Number 1

December 30, 2014

More Firms Angle for Whole-Loan Trading

Investment banking firm FIG Partners, based in Atlanta, recently inaugurated a new whole-loan trading capability for small to mid-tier community and regional banks. The firm will now buy or sell performing and non-performing residential mortgages as well as commercial real estate, consumer and other types of loans for its bank and investor clients. Company officials say their new whole-loan trading capabilities complement the firmís securities trading operations. The new platform ...

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