Montana Analytics to Present at the 1st annual Model Validation, Governance and Audit Conference in Miami Florida, March 24th - 26th 2014.


March 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Minneapolis, MN—Montana Analytics is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Clayton Botkin, and Managing Director, Jim Van Osten, will be guest speakers at the first annual Model Validation, Governance and Audit Conference in Miami Florida, March 24th - 26th 2014. The main topic of the presentation will be Model Risk Management and Validation of Vendor Models, a workshop based on insight from recent work across numerous vendor models for several Banks. “Our experience working through the challenges of a variety of vendor software packages enables our team to provide consistent and effective challenge during independent validation examinations” stated Mr. Botkin.
The discussion will also include their work on the many details and methods utilized to evaluate a variety of balance sheet assets.  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.

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