Mortgage-Backed Securities: Products, Structuring, and Analytical Techniques

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Wiley, Sep 28, 2007 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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An in-depth look at the latest innovations in mortgage-backed securities

The largest sector of the fixed-income market is the mortgage market. Understanding this market is critical for portfolio managers, as well as issuers who must be familiar with how these securities are structured. Mortgage-Backed Securities is a timely guide to the investment characteristics, creation, and analysis of residential real estate-backed securities. Each chapter contains cutting-edge information for investors, traders, and other professionals involved in this market, including discussions of structuring mortgage products-such as agency CMOs and new types of mortgages-and an in-depth explanation of the concept of option-adjusted spreads and other analytical concepts used to assess relative value.

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Frank J. Fabozzi is Professor in the Practice of Finance in the School of Management at Yale University. Prior to joining the Yale faculty, he was a Visiting Professor of Finance in the Sloan School at MIT. He is a Fellow of the International Center for Finance at Yale University and on the Advisory Council for the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. Professor Fabozzi is the editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management and an associate editor of the Journal of Fixed Income. He earned a doctorate in economics from the City University of New York in 1972. In 2002 was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society’s Hall of Fame and is the 2007 recipient of the C. Stewart Sheppard Award given by the CFA Institute. He earned the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant. He has authored and edited numerous books in finance.

Anand K. Bhattacharya is a Managing Director at Countrywide Securities Corporation (CSC), a wholly owned affiliate of Countrywide Financial Corporation. He joined CSC in 1999, where he is responsible for the management of fixed income research and strategies. Immediately prior to joining Countrywide, he was Managing Director responsible for capital markets, risk management and portfolio management oversight at Imperial Credit Industries Inc (ICII) from March 1998 to January 1999. Prior to his employment at ICII, Dr. Bhattacharya held positions at Prudential Securities Inc. from 1990 to 1998 with the most recent position as Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Research. His prior employment includes positions in fixed income research and product management at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, Franklin Savings Association and its subsidiaries and Security Pacific Merchant Bank. Dr. Bhattacharya has written extensively in various facets of fixed income analysis and portfolio management. He has authored or coauthored over 65 publications in various academic and professional journals and industry handbooks. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Quantitative Methods from Arizona State University.

William S. Berliner is Executive Vice President in charge of the Mortgage Strategies group at Countrywide Securities Corporation. In this capacity, he oversees the generation of relative value analysis and strategies, and writes and edits many of the firm’s reports and publications. He began his career in the Government Operations Department of Bear, Stearns and Co. in 1985. He moved to the Mortgage trading desk in 1987 as a clerk and joined the CMO desk in 1989. He worked on the CMO desk at Bear until 1993, when he left to join Nikko Securities, where he eventually ran CMO trading. He joined Countrywide as a trader in 1996 and moved to the Research Department in early 1998. Mr. Berliner has a BA in Interpersonal Communications from Rutgers College and an MBA in Finance from the Rutgers Graduate School of Business.

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