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October 22 2013 by riskspan in Media - Press

PR NEWSWIRE: RiskSpan Names Former MBS Trader and Academic Don Brown Director of Analytics and Solutions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the continued growth in its analytics and risk offerings, RiskSpan president and CEO Bernadette Kogler announced the addition of Don Brown as Director of Risk Solutions. RiskSpan is known for its breadth of mortgage expertise at the executive level and Don is a quality addition to the senior team.  With more than twenty years experience working as a capital-committing trader for primary broker dealers like RBS-Greenwich Capital and UBS, Don offers tremendous insight into risk analytics and trading in the secondary mortgage market. In naming Don to this integral role, Kogler added a savvy and results-oriented trusted advisor who has the detailed knowledge and unique perspective built exclusively from the mortgage field. Suhrud Dagli, RiskSpan CTO and co-founder, lauded the addition of Brown: "We've seen demand for our risk services grow significantly over the last few years.  As our firm continues its growth path, Don's deep experience and pragmatism will serve our clients well."

Mr. Brown has held a series of senior trading roles at RBS-Greenwich Capital, UBS, SwissRe Financial Products, and Mizuho Securities, trading the gamut of mortgage product from agency passthroughs to IO/PO to non-agency RMBS and CDOs.  Don has also traded a number of other fixed income products including US Treasuries, swaps and swaptions, agency debentures, corporate and municipal CDS.  Currently, Don teaches mathematics at Fairfield University, a four-year liberal arts university based in Fairfield, Connecticut.

RiskSpan combines business expertise and technical skills to effectively manage risk through the efficient use of data, technology and tools.  The firm's risk management solutions and techniques are designed to meet a diverse range of mortgage needs encompassing Analytics, Modeling, Data Management, Regulatory and Operational Risk.