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Articles by Prof. Clifford Rossi: 2012

Dec 24, 2012
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Dr. Clifford Rossi is a Tyser Teaching Fellow and executive-in-residence in the finance department at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Rossi writes a weekly column for American Banker called "Risk Doctor."

December

How Do We Fix Our Housing Finance System? Part II: Rethinking Government's Role, Starting with FHA's
December 24, 2012

How Do We Fix Our Housing Finance System? Part I: An Overview
December 17, 2012

Avoiding a Banking System that Is Unsafe at Any Speed
December 5, 2012

November

Banking Needs to Get Over Infatuation with Risk Models
November 28, 2012

FHA Annual Report Reveals a Cornucopia of Problems
November 20, 2012

It's Time to Reboot Housing Reform
November 13, 2012

National Mortgage Database Faces Challenges in Becoming Go-To Risk Tool
November 6, 2012

October

Has OCC's Ability to Monitor Interest Rate Risk Been Compromised?
October 30, 2012

How to Loosen the 'Qualified Mortgage' Straitjacket
October 26, 2012

JPMorgan Changes VaR Model Again, But It's Still a Black Box
October 16, 2012

FHFAs Vision for MBS Platform: Ambitious, Laudable, Dicey
October 9, 2012

CFTC's Court Defeat Holds Lesson for All Banking Regulators
October 4, 2012

September

FHFA's State-Level Guarantee Fee Plan Sets a Bad Precedent
September 27, 2012

Repurchase Risk Still Haunts Mortgage Lenders
September 21, 2012

FHA Just Might Dodge a Bullet
September 13, 2012

Credit Union Capital Requirements Stifle Access to Credit
September 7, 2012

August

Combining Fannie and Freddie: The Logical Next Step
August 29, 2012

Mortgage Industry's Need for Speed Played Big Role in Crisis
August 20, 2012

How Eminent Domain Mortgage Plans Signal a Failure in Housing Policy
August 17, 2012

FHFA, Principal Reductions and Shared Appreciation
August 8, 2012

July

Breaking Up Big Banks is Hard to Do
July 31, 2012

Labeling Nonbanks 'Systemically Risky' Is Itself a Risky Process
July 18, 2012

Does Wells Fargo's Mortgage Dominance Pose Excessive Risk?
July 9, 2012

June

Rating Agencies Remain a Weak Link in the Financial System
June 25, 2012

Models Like VaR Only as Good as Risk Managers' Imaginations
June 18, 2012

OCC Lacks Resources to Spot Problems Like JPMorgan's
June 12, 2012

Will Basel III Dull or Sharpen Economic Cycles?
June 6, 2012

May

Lesson from JPMorgan: Risk Management Needs to Run Deep
May 29, 2012

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