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April 14, 2009

MBA names Michael Fratantoni VP of single family research and policy developmentMortgagePress.comMortgage Bankers Association, Michael Fratantoni, policy development research, Washington Mutual
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced that
Michael Fratantoni has been named vice president of single family
research and policy development. Fratantoni will be responsible for
managing MBA's policy development research for issues impacting
single-family lending.
Fratantoni joins MBA from Washington Mutual where he was the
economic strategist in the Enterprise Risk Management Group, and
was responsible for assessing macroeconomic, regional and housing
market trends that impacted the company's risk exposure and
business prospects. Prior to that, he served as MBA's Senior
Director of Single Family Research and Economics and was a senior
staff member for MBA's Council to Shape Change, an effort that
brought together executives from across the industry to examine and
report on the trends that would impact the future of mortgage
Fratantoni was also Director of Economic and Policy Research at
Fannie Mae where he managed the production of policy studies by
leading academics on issues relevant to Fannie Mae and served as a
technical expert within the Regulatory Policy group. Prior to that,
he served as a Senior Economist in Fannie Mae's Credit Pricing
"We are very pleased to welcome Michael back to join MBA's
research and economics team," said John A. Courson, President and
CEO of the MBA. "During this time of unprecedented changes in the
economy, his extensive experience will prove a vital asset to our
organization, our members and the entire industry."
Fratantoni received a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins
University and a B.A. in economics from The College of William and
Mary. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University
of Washington, and Johns Hopkins, George Washington, and Georgetown
Universities and has published papers in various economics and real
estate finance academic journals.
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