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Volume 14 - Number 19

September 19, 2014

Senate Confirms New FHFA Inspector General

The Senate voted this week to approve the nomination of Laura Wertheimer to be the newest Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Wertheimer, a Washington, DC, securities lawyer in private practice, was nominated by President Obama in May to replace Steve Linick, who resigned in the summer of 2013 to serve as the State Departmentís IG.

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.


No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.


Maybe. It’s under consideration.


Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.