First American CoreLogic Announces 2010 LoanPerformance Symposium Series

—Focus on Latest Mortgage Risk Trends, Best Practices and Analytics—


March 8, 2010, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American CoreLogic, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies and America’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and services, today announced the dates and locations for its ninth annual complimentary LoanPerformance Symposium Series on emerging mortgage loan and collateral risk issues and trends.

The Symposium Series agenda focuses on expert presentation and analysis of the latest First American CoreLogic and LoanPerformance real estate, mortgage and securities data, with data-driven analytics and research. Topics vary by location and include:

  • The Market NowFirst American CoreLogic economists Mark Fleming and Sam Khater will share their views and outlooks for 2010 and beyond. Last year was a year of dramatic developments for the economy and the housing and mortgage markets that included an unconvincing recovery from the Great Recession, promising but illusory stabilization in house prices and unpredictable fiscal and monetary moves by the government. Is the market poised to recover its confidence, or will more bad news—looming shadow inventory, persistently high unemployment and the end of government housing market support—spoil everything?
  • Capital Markets Today"What Price Paradise?" Wall Street veterans Dave Hurt and Brendan Keane explore the unprecedented challenges still facing market participants and which strategies and tactics originators, servicers, traders and investors should utilize to improve their performance in 2010 and beyond. This session includes a frank and nuanced look at the primary and secondary markets and how some powerful new tools can create the business intelligence to transform portfolio performance.
  • Valuation AnalyticsA true “bottom-up” approach to risk assessment is now an industry baseline requirement for evaluating and pricing assets. Whether your focus is pricing, predictive modeling or preventing loss, your ability to gauge risk accurately depends on the quality of your valuation data and analytic tools. This presentation reviews the art of identifying risk at all stages of the valuation lifecycle in the current environment.
  • Due Diligence for the Real WorldCapitalizing on today’s opportunities requires understanding where the risk lies and how to uncover it. Whether you are trading in seasoned whole loans or bringing a new security to market, you need a risk management strategy that identifies the major risk factors: credit, compliance, collateral and fraud. We discuss due-diligence best practices and how to implement comprehensive solutions that utilize the wide range of available data and analytics to your greatest advantage.
  • Managing Distressed Asset PortfoliosRisk management of distressed assets has, for the past few years, revolved around issues like housing price deterioration, defaults related to adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) resets and poor underwriting guidelines. This Symposium session will present a more comprehensive approach that integrates borrower-centric predictive analytics with narrowly targeted loan and property analytics to identify actual current risk and optimize the performance of your portfolio dynamically to match the continuous rise and fall of asset values.
  • Bond Analytics You Can Count OnWith heightened market uncertainty and a rapidly changing regulatory environment, investors, traders and federal agencies need granular, accurate, comprehensive non-agency analytics capable of differentiating between positions and identifying the elements driving these differences. The LoanPerformance Bond Analytics Platform meets and exceeds this new analytics standard by seamlessly integrating securities data, home price index (HPI) performance and forecast data, RiskModel projections and Intex cash-flow routines. This presentation shows how these integrated tools, combined with the user's macroeconomic perspective can create significant competitive advantages.
    2010 LoanPerformance Symposium locations and dates include:
  • Charlotte, N.C. – March 16, 2010Boston – March 17, 2010 Washington, D.C. – April 20, 2010 New York – April 21, 2010
  • Columbus, Ohio – May 4, 2010Chicago – May 5, 2010 Minneapolis, Minn. – May 6, 2010 Dallas – June 8, 2010
  • Pasadena, Calif. – June 9, 2010                                              
  • All symposiums will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and will be preceded by registration and a complimentary breakfast buffet beginning at 7:45 a.m. A complete agenda and location details are available at www.loanperformance.com/events/symposiums. Attendees can register online by selecting the appropriate link for the city of their choice. Prior approval from First American CoreLogic is required for vendors, partners and consultants. Questions regarding the 2010 First American CoreLogic Symposium Series can be emailed to symposiums@loanperformance.com or answered by phone at (415) 536-3525.

    About First American CoreLogic
    First American CoreLogic, a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE:FAF) family of companies, is the largest U.S. provider of real estate, property, ownership, fraud, mortgage, and mortgage securities data—and advanced analytics using this data—for the assessment of real estate sales, collateral valuation, home price trends, mortgage originations, mortgage- and asset-based securities pricing, foreclosures, delinquencies and asset dispositions. Our market-specific data covers 98 percent of all U.S. ZIP codes and 3,059 counties in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, representing 99 percent of the U.S. population, 97 percent of all properties (140 million), more than 50 million active mortgages and 96 percent of loan-level, non-agency mortgage securities. First American CoreLogic’s products and services enable customers to manage credit and mortgage risk, protect against fraud, acquire and retain customers, mitigate loss, decrease mortgage-transaction cycle times, value properties accurately, determine real estate trends and project future market performance. For more information about First American CoreLogic, please visit www.facorelogic.com.

    About First American
    The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) is a FORTUNE 500® company that traces its history to 1889. With total revenues of approximately $6.0 billion in 2009, it is America’s largest provider of business information. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within five primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Information and Outsourcing Solutions, Data and Analytic Solutions, and Risk Mitigation and Business Solutions. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at www.firstam.com.

     

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