Kroll Factual Data, a provider of business information solutions to financial organizations, and MIAC Analytics, a provider of post-origination and secondary mortgage pricing, hedging, accounting and risk management solutions, have announced an alliance to provide whole loan collateral risk assessment to mortgage investors and risk managers.
"Our alliance with Kroll Factual Data provides real-time risk metrics to help our clients measure the fundamental risks caused by the current financial crisis," said Paul Van Valkenburg, principal at MIAC. "Together, we are providing our customers with current loan value and borrower credit information to manage portfolio risk accurately and in a timely manner. Through this partnership, we can deliver information within hours that once took days or weeks."
Kroll Factual Data assesses consumer data to help clients more accurately evaluate loan characteristics, transfer risk and increase safety and soundness. MIAC Analytics' integrated software products assist with deriving loan loss reserve calculations, pricing and valuation of mortgage-based assets and OTTI for securities. The integration of Kroll Factual Data's updated risk metrics, lender data and collateral behavior assumptions derived with MIAC's analytic tools provides for faster, more comprehensive loan evaluation and pricing.
"Through this joint venture, we offer a unique combination of tools for whole loan valuation," said Jeff Gentry, vice president of Kroll Factual Data. "Receiving data through our integrated method is cost-effective and highly automated. Clients will better understand risk and make smarter, more efficient decisions based on our data results."