, a New York-based digital mortgage lender, has hired Sean Hundtofte, former Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as its Head of Credit Risk and Chief Economist. Hundtofte brings extensive
housing finance research experience and economic forecasting expertise to his new role.
During his tenure at the New York Fed, Hundtofte evaluated financial sector risk and pursued research on household finance and banking. His research included studies into the distortions in U.S. housing markets and the impact of bank regulatory policy on the macroeconomy and financial risk. Before working at the Fed, Hundtofte managed mortgage and consumer loan investments for Varde Partners, a large credit investment firm, and prior to that was an associate in the portfolio construction group at Bridgewater Investments.
Hundtofte received a BA in Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, MSE in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, MBA at Yale School of Management and a Ph.D. and MA in Financial Economics from Yale University.