During the convention, National Mortgage News and Origination News once again gathered a panel of industry experts who provided insights into the current and future. Daniel Jacobs, president of retail banching for Residential Finance Corp. makes a point about disclosures as Gateway Mortgage president and CEO Kevin Stitt looks on.

Garth Graham, partner in the Stratmor Group, discusses with Daniel Jacobs the cost of compliance for mortgage originators. More on that topic appears at http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/nmn_features/panelists-discuss-new-jumbo-correspondent-program-1033031-1.html

Jeff Taylor, the co[founder and managing director of Digital Risk gives his predictions on the future of the secondary market. Different portions of the roundtable appear in the Nov. 5 issue of National Mortgage News, the December issue of Origination News and the January 2013 issue of Mortgage Servicing News.

Jennifer Creech, CEO of InHouse Inc., discusses the burdens the secondary market has placed on appraisers. Go to http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/nmn_features/roundtable-sees-light-end-mortgage-tunnel-1033014-1.html to view more of the discussion

The president of Imarc, Bob Simpson, got the discussion off to a rollicking start, as Mary Kladde, CEO of Titan Lender Corp. waits to give her opinion.

Among the exhibitors at this year's trade show was AMB, Irvine, Calif., with from l., Joe Ludlow, vice president sales, and company president Brian Lynch.

Comergence is a Mission Viejo, Calif.-based provider of compliance services. Here is company president Greg Schroeder.

Mortgage industry veteran Elliott Jacobs has been a fixture at this and many other industry conferences.

Quattro Mortgage Services Inc., Burlingame, Calif., had a large screen television in its booth so attendees could watch NFL games during Sunday's opening event.

Mortgage Bankers Association Chicago 2012
With 3,500 registered attendees and countless "unofficial" ones walking the halls of the Hyatt Regency, the 2012 Mortgage Bankers Association annual convention had a positive vibe not seen in several years. The theme was "Investing in the American Dream." There were many references to the presidential election, including multiple cutouts of candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the trade show.


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