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Arch Mortgage Insurance Secures $368 Million of Indemnity Reinsurance from a Rated Insurance-Linked Note Transaction
AMILTON, Bermuda--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Arch Capital Group Ltd. [NASDAQ: ACGL] announced today that its mortgage insurance (MI) business obtained $368 million of indemnity reinsurance from Bellemeade Re 2017-1 Ltd., a special purpose insurer. The reinsurance is for a portfolio of MI policies issued by...
Mary Pat Denney Featured as Women in Housing & Finance’s Member Spotlight
Oakleaf Managing Director, Mary Pat Denney, has been chosen as this month’s Women in Housing & Finance Member Spotlight. Click here to read Mary Pat’s full interview where she discusses her inspiration, the best advice she’s ever received and much more!
Raj Mehra addressing Maryland Bankers Association’s CFO Forum 12/6/2017
Managing Director
Raj Mehra addressing the Maryland Bankers Association’s CFO Forum on December 6, 2017. 
Oakleaf's Raj Mehra is slated to speak at the Maryland Bankers Association’s CFO Forum on December 6, 2017. He will be talking about "Hot Topics for Community Banks", covering: Hedging of Pre-payable Assets – in August of 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-12: Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815)– among...
Fitch: Improvements Needed in U.S. RMBS Diligence
The private label U.S. RMBS market should establish a new due diligence working group to drive grading, process and standardization improvements, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. This was an overriding conclusion and one of several takeaways from Fitch's U.S. RMBS roundtable event held at its New York office earlier this month with leading third party review (TPR) firms.
Fitch Ratings, New York, 19 October 2017 The private label U.S. RMBS market should establish a new due diligence working group to drive grading, process and standardization improvements, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. This was an overriding conclusion and one of several takeaways from...
Raj Mehra Joins Oakleaf as Managing Director
Founder, CEO and President
We’re thrilled to announce that Raj Mehra has joined the Oakleaf team as Managing Director and Subject Matter Expert. Raj’s primary focus will be on our CECL service offering. Raj has over 33 years of diverse financial services and advisory experience, including banking, accounting policy, asset-...
Oakleaf’s Vinod Panicker to present at CECL 2017 Conference
Oakleaf Managing Director, Vinod Panicker is set to present at Center for Financial Professional’s CECL 2017 conference in New York City October 11th-12th, 2017.
Oakleaf Managing Director, Vinod Panicker is set to present at Center for Financial Professional’s CECL 2017 conference in New York City October 11th-12th, 2017. CECL 2017 will bring together over 20 senior risk professionals from leading financial institutions to provide a beginning to end...
Fannie Mae joins Freddie in allowing appraisal-free purchase mortgages. 
Allows property inspection waiver on some low LTV loans.
Kelsey Ramírez Fannie Mae is now following suit in the appraisal-free arena by allowing property waiver inspections on some purchase loans. Last week, Freddie Mac extended its appraisal-free mortgage program to its purchase loans, announcing it will go into effect on September 1, 2017. Shortly...
Fannie Mae’s August Forecast
Upside Offsets Downside, Keeps Economic Growth on Pace
Matthew Classick WASHINGTON, DC – Looming geopolitical tensions and the growing potential for a U.S. government shutdown as well as a technical default pose risks to the economy but are not expected to derail full-year growth of 2.0 percent, according to the Fannie Mae Economic & Strategic...
Women of Influence: Mary Pat Denney
Congratulations to Mary Pat Denney on being named one of HousingWire’s Top Women of Influence!
Mary Pat Denney joined The Oakleaf Group in 2015, and was charged with refreshing and expanding relationships with the company’s core client base after it diverted critical resources to developing two substantial new service offerings to other client bases. Denney has established and grown the risk...