Montana Analytics to Present at MIAC's 3rd Annual Secured Lending Conference

February 27, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Minneapolis, MN—Montana Analytics is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Clayton Botkin, will be the guest speaker at the third annual Secured Lending Conference, hosted by the Mortgage Industry Advisory Council on March 8th, at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The main topic of the presentation will be Model Risk Management and Model Validation, including insight based on recent validation work for several Banks. “Our comprehensive FHFA/OCC compliant Model Validation program continues to receive accolades for its rigorous and transparent testing methodology,” stated Mr. Botkin.

The discussion will also include their work on an ERM Model Risk Management Program at other FHLBs and similar institutions. Finally, they will describe several of their delivered solutions that benchmark critical outputs such as loan losses. “We have become nationally recognized due to our high level of consistent attention, expertise and commitment in providing strong results for organizations dealing with risk quantification and model risk management,” he continued.

Montana Analytics is a professional services firm focused on delivering innovative solutions to leading financial firms in quantitative modeling and risk analytics for all types of mortgage and ABS assets.  The company has successfully served the financial services industry since 2002 with innovative risk modeling solutions.

Drawing upon the deep experience of a staff with a combined 110 years of industry service, the firm provides impartial and innovative solutions to analytical challenges in risk management.  The staff is highly experienced in credit and loss default modeling. In the past twelve years, the firm has successfully completed a variety of complex projects and model validations with a number of Federal Home Loan Banks and a variety of Banking and financial services firms.

The company is noted for having invested over eight years developing a comprehensive Model Validation Program that meets FHFA and OCC regulatory guidance.  This Program is built from their experience developing and implementing a comprehensive Model Risk Management Program including all facets of risk oversight, policy development, risk ranking and technical model validation with coordination across numerous business units.

The company’s clients include both large and small firms spanning from hedge funds, to depository institutions (banks, thrifts and credit unions), FHLBanks, mortgage bankers and GSE’s.

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