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Former Freddie Mac Senior Vice President Joins The Collingwood Group As Special Advisor

  (July 27, 2011)

(PRWEB) July 27, 2011

The Collingwood Group announced today that it has retained Manoj K. Singh as a Special Advisor, working with the Collingwood Group to bring his unique expertise in risk management along with his senior level experience on Wall Street. In his new role, Dr. Singh will work with The Collingwood Group to further help clients navigate the business opportunities that exist in Washington as a result of the housing crisis.

Dr. Singh has a lengthy and strong background in Financial Services. Most recently Senior Vice President of Pricing and Securitization (Single Family) and, before that, Senior Vice President, Head of Market Risk Management for Freddie Mac, he worked closely with the credit guarantee business, managed the profitability of the Single-Family Credit Guarantee business, identified key drivers of credit risk, and developed recommendations for the corporate costing models, creating strategies to expand and improve Freddie Macs mortgage securities funding alternatives and overseeing its cash execution program. His primary responsibilities included pricing the guarantee fees under Freddie Macs Mortgage Backed Securities Program and the issuance of pass-thru as well as structured securities. In addition to Single-Family Sourcing, Dr. Singh worked closely with Credit Management, Investments & Capital Markets, Credit and Counterparty Risk Management, and Operations.

Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Dr. Singh held executive-level positions with Bear, Stearns & Co (Senior Managing Director, FAST Group), Lehman Brothers, Inc. (Senior Vice President, Risk Management), and Wasserstein Perella Capital Management (Vice President, R&D). His thirteen years of experience with Wall Street provided him with the knowledge to help investors pursue mortgage and real estate assets while enabling them to identify the true risks and value of their targets. His career started in academia, as Assistant Professor of Finance at Boston College.


We are delighted to welcome Manoj to The Collingwood Group team, said Tim Rood, a Partner with The Collingwood Group The Collingwood Group announced today that it has retained Manoj K. Singh as a Special Advisor, working with the Collingwood Group to bring his unique expertise in risk management along with his senior level experience on Wall Street. In his new role, Dr. Singh will work with The Collingwood Group to further help clients navigate the business opportunities that exist in Washington as a result of the housing crisis.

Dr. Singh has a lengthy and strong background in Financial Services. Most recently Senior Vice President of Pricing and Securitization (Single Family) and, before that, Senior Vice President, Head of Market Risk Management for Freddie Mac, he worked closely with the credit guarantee business, managed the profitability of the Single-Family Credit Guarantee business, identified key drivers of credit risk, and developed recommendations for the corporate costing models, creating strategies to expand and improve Freddie Macs mortgage securities funding alternatives and overseeing its cash execution program. His primary responsibilities included pricing the guarantee fees under Freddie Macs Mortgage Backed Securities Program and the issuance of pass-thru as well as structured securities. In addition to Single-Family Sourcing, Dr. Singh worked closely with Credit Management, Investments & Capital Markets, Credit and Counterparty Risk Management, and Operations.

Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Dr. Singh held executive-level positions with Bear, Stearns & Co (Senior Managing Director, FAST Group), Lehman Brothers, Inc. (Senior Vice President, Risk Management), and Wasserstein Perella Capital Management (Vice President, R&D). His thirteen years of experience with Wall Street provided him with the knowledge to help investors pursue mortgage and real estate assets while enabling them to identify the true risks and value of their targets. His career started in academia, as Assistant Professor of Finance at Boston College.

We are delighted to welcome Manoj to The Collingwood Group team, said Tim Rood, a Partner with The Collingwood Group. We have advised our clients that the watershed moment of asset sales is upon us and his unique expertise will be invaluable to our private equity and hedge fund clients looking to buy or sell mortgage and real estate assets".

Brian Montgomery, Vice Chairman of The Collingwood Group, agrees. Manoj brings a unique set of skills to our company and our clients that will further enhance our competencies in providing an integrated mix of high level business advisory services. His involvement with our firm will supplement our already wide range of proficiencies in assisting our financial services clientele.

Dr. Singh received his Bachelors Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, and both his Masters of Science Degree and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. His has published numerous research publications, and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. He has refereed journals such as Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and Journal of Financial Research, and was a book reviewer for the Journal of Finance. He and his family live in McLean, Virginia.

About The Collingwood Group
The Collingwood Group (http://www.collingwoodllc.com) is a Washington, DC-based business advisory firm focused on growing clients businesses, promoting revenue growth and increasing investment returns. The firm is led by Joe Murin, former President and CEO of Ginnie Mae, and Brian Montgomery, former Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner. Both played major roles in the federal governments efforts to address the nations financial crisis and restore stability and liquidity to financial markets. The firms expertise spans all aspects of Agency, non-Agency and FHA/VA housing financing programs; Ginnie Mae securitization activities; domestic and international secondary market activities and issues; primary and special servicing; full asset lifecycle vendor and talent management; and all elements of portfolio due diligence, acquisition, property management and asset disposition.

Contact:
Debra Kaufmann
The Collingwood Group
dkaufmann(at)collingwoodllc(dot)com
o: 202.626.9724
m: 301.252.3582

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