Clayton Holdings Inc., a provider of information-based analytics and consulting based in Shelton, Conn., has announced the introduction of Clarity, a new system that it terms "the next generation in due diligence."The system gives loan buyers/securitizers "greater insight into the risk profile of portfolios" at the time of purchase, a projection of losses, and new options to reduce potential losses, the company said. Clarity uses a predictive approach that incorporates Clayton's proprietary risk-filter technology built on data collected in its surveillance of more than $1.5 trillion of subprime and alternative-A mortgage-backed securities. Unlike traditional due diligence, which reports on whether loans meet an acquirer’s guidelines, Clarity scores individual loans and the overall portfolio for credit, compliance, collateral, and estimated loss risk, Clayton said. Third-party data and technology can also be integrated into the process to assess collateral and fraud risk. "Clarity can help issuers identify the riskiest loans, better target due diligence efforts, and project and reduce prospective losses," said Keith Johnson, president and chief operating officer of Clayton. The company can be found online at http://www.clayton.com.

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