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9 Feb 2009

IAS presents a ‘Forensic’ approach to Due Diligence

In response to the recent need to restore confidence and liquidity in the mortgage market, Integrated Asset Services, LLC (IAS), a default management and residential collateral valuation company, is introducing iCDA Credit Due Diligence Analytics.

Expecting clients from hedge funds, mutual funds, private investors, government agencies, ratings agencies, and mortgage originators, IAS calls their system a “surgically precise” review of borrower credit worthiness, collateral valuation, and compliance for loan buyers.

“iCDA is designed to expose both the risk and merit of an asset beyond the historic origination and compliance guidelines," John Coughlin, VP of Capital Markets for IAS said, "Using our suite of analytic tools to forecast performance, we can identify exit strategies and recommend loan modifications and repayment plans for your assets.”

“We’ve combined IAS’s expert default professional services with innovative new technology and a few key alliances to provide a robust, single-source solution,” says Robert Vanderbilt, First Vice President for Integrated Asset Services. "We have to think the integrity of our approach and the fullness of our product will go a long way toward getting the mortgage market moving again,” said Vanderbilt.

Hedge Fund Veteran Acts to Improve Fund Transparency

Mike Griffin of Spectrum Global Fund Administration has launched the a hedge fund website that he believes will improve hedge fund transparancy,

“As a former hedge fund executive, I know first-hand how important transparency is during the capital allocation process,” said Michael Griffin, founder and CEO of HedgeACT and Chief Operating Officer of Fenchurch Capital Management from 1985 to 1998. “This is a difficult time for many hedge fund investors, and we think that giving them better information will make the entire analysis and allocation process much better for everyone involved.”

The “ACT” in refers to the site’s three key benefits for the hedge fund community, including Analytics, Capital Introduction and Transparency.

Providing investors with free access to hundreds of data points and analytics for over 7,500 hedge funds, HedgeAct's data is licensed from Morningstar.

Additionally, hedge funds and hedge fund administrators will have the ability to augment this data with their own timely, vetted information on fund performance, track record and other important investor criteria.