MCT Industry Webinar – MSR Management through Market Disruption

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In this webinar, MCT’s Phil Laren and Bill Berliner will discuss current MSR market conditions, cash management and forbearance strategies.

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We know this is a challenging time for your family, community, and the entire country. As your trusted capital markets partner, MCT will continue to provide laser-focused guidance on market changes and their potential impact to your business during this time. It is our duty to serve your needs as a hedge advisor as we weather these challenges together. Please join us as we discuss latest market updates.

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About the Webinar: 

In this webinar, MCT’s Phil Laren and Bill Berliner reviewed current MSR conditions and strategies for navigating through market disruption. Topics included:


  • A look at the impact of the current economic environment on MSR
  • How that impacts the decision to retain more servicing
  • MSR strategies for cash management in our new world of more retention and forbearance

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“Unique and unforeseen challenges have caused disruption in the MSR market. Join us as we review actionable strategies for navigating through these challenges.”

Phil Laren, Director of MSR Services, MCT

About the Webinar Presenters:

Phil Laren, Director of MSR Services at MCT

MCT’s mortgage servicing software, MSRLive!, was created by industry veteran Phil Laren.

Mr. Laren has more than 30 years experience in Capital Markets, predominantly in servicing. He is experienced in all aspects of servicing, modeling, pricing, trading, negotiating, hedging, risk analysis, accounting analysis and operations.  He is also very experienced building teams and managing traders & analysts.

Mr. Laren holds Advanced degrees in statistics and econometrics.

Bill Berliner, Director of Analytics at MCT

Mr. Berliner has more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage and MBS markets as an analyst and trader. He has an extensive working knowledge of mortgage and MBS trading, hedging, structuring, valuation and operations. Prior to joining MCT, he worked in risk management and systems development with Thomson Reuters, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, and Manhattan Capital Markets, and also owned his own consulting practice. He served as the head of Trade Strategies for Countrywide Securities until 2008, and also held senior positions with Nikko Securities and Bear Stearns. He has written extensively on the markets, co-authoring two editions of a textbook on MBS with Frank Fabozzi and Anand Bhattacharya, and has co-authored almost 20 book chapters and published articles.

Mr. Berliner holds BA and MBA degrees from Rutgers University. He is an active member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles, and is the society’s resident expert on MBS.

Bill Berliner, Director of Analytics at Mortgage Capital Trading