Congress Program (PDF)

List of Speakers (PDF) 

For the original slides of the presentations,
please click the links on the headlines.

Sunday 25 June 2017


10:00 - 17:00
Registration of delegates and accompanying persons at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

15:00 - 18:00
Internal meetings of the International Union for Housing Finance

19:00 - 21:00
Welcome reception for delegates and accompanying persons at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Dress code: smart casual

Monday 26 June 2017


From 07:30

Registration of congress delegates and accompanying persons

08:45 
Opening Ceremony and
1st Session:
Regional developments in housing finance and the economy

David Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association, USA

Andreas J. Zehnder, President of the International Union for Housing Finance and Managing Director of the European Federation of Building Societies, Germany: Global opportunities in housing finance? - European context

Cas Coovadia, Member of the Board of the African Union for Housing Finance and Managing Director of the Banking Association South Africa, South Africa: Regional developments in housing finance and the economy - Africa

Sebastian Fernández, President of Uniapravi and Director at Infonavit, Mexico: Housing markets in Latin America & the Caribbean: Challenge or opportunity?

Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi, Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Union for Housing Finance, Pakistan: Asia-Pacific: Regional developments in housing finance

10:30 - Coffee and tea break

11:00 
2nd Session: The housing finance debate in the United States: an update

Alex J. Pollock, Distinguished Senior Fellow and financial systems studies director at the R Street Institute, USA: The U.S. government in the mortgage business - or: Who is the socialist?

Mike Fratantoni, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the Mortgage Bankers Association, USA: GSE Reform: creating a sustainable, more vibrant secondary mortgage market

Edward J. DeMarco, President of the Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington DC, USA: Secondary mortgage market reform: Summary of Milken Institute proposal

Rohit Gupta, President & Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Mortgage Insurance, Genworth, USA: Making housing finance more sustainable

12:30 - Lunch break

13:30
3rd Session, panel discussion:
Lessons learned from the global financial crisis

Steve O'Connor, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Industry Relations at the Mortgage Bankers Association, USA (moderation) - Panel slides

Keith Bickel, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Policy & Strategic Analysis Executive at Bank of America, USA

Andy Miller, Director of Regulatory and Housing Policy & Managing Chief Counsel, Mortgage at the PNC Financial Services Group, USA

Pete Carroll, Executive Vice President at Quicken Loans, USA

Michael D. Calhoun, President of the Center for Responsible Lending, USA

14:30
4th Session: Global developments in housing and housing finance

Michael Lea, Principal of Cardiff Consulting Services, USA: Global trends in housing finance

Eugenio M. Cerutti, Assistant to the Director at the International Monetary Fund, USA: Housing finance and real estate booms:  A cross-country perspective

15:15 Coffee and tea break

15:45
5th Session:
Market integration, cross-border issuance and investment

Deniz Igan, Deputy Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund, USA: Housing finance market integration: Setting the scene

Jakob Kongsgaard Olsson, Department Head at Finance Denmark, Denmark: Market integration, harmonization and Basel IV

Richard Koss, Resident Scholar in the IMF's Research Department and the Director of the IMF's Global Housing Watch Initiative, USA: Cross-Border Investment in the US Mortgage Market

19:00 
Evening event 
for congress delegates and accompanying persons at Decatur House at the invitation of the Research Institute for Housing America, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s think tank

Dress code: business

The Decatur House is a historic house museum at 748 Jackson Place in Washington, D.C. across from the White House.  It is named after its first owner and occupant Stephen Decatur.  The house (built in 1818) is a museum and it now serves as the National Center for White House History, managed by the White House Historical Association. Decatur House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington, D.C., and one of only three remaining houses in the country designed by neoclassical architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

The reception will take place in the beautiful courtyard and carriage house areas of the Decatur House from 19:00 to 20:30 hrs.  Tours of the historic home will be available to our guests throughout the reception time period.

Tuesday 27 June 2017


09
:00
6th Session: Savings schemes to finance housing

Mark Weinrich, Secretary General of the International Union for Housing Finance, Germany: „Bausparen" - a proven system of housing finance

Sebastian Fernández, President of Uniapravi and Director at Infonavit, Mexico: Re-imagining Mexican affordable housing

Cláudia Magalhães Eloy, Consultant at Magalhães Eloy Consultoria, Brazil: Savings schemes to finance housing in Brazil

John C. Driscoll, Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, USA: Saving for housing - or lack thereof in the United States

10:30 - Coffee and tea break

11:00
7th Session: International trends in the regulation of mortgage markets

Christian König, Head of Legal Affairs at the Association of Private Bausparkassen, Germany: International trends in the regulation of mortgage markets   

Masahiro Kobayashi, Director General, Research and Survey Department, and Director General for International Affairs, Corporate Strategy Department, Japan Housing Finance Agency: International trends in the regulation of mortgage markets 

Christopher Ahn, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Global Mortgage Insurance at Genworth, USA: International trends in the regulation of mortgage markets 

12:15 - Lunch break

13:15
8th Session: Tackling the housing affordability challenge

Andrew Heywood, independent consultant and editor of Housing Finance International (HFI), United Kingdom: Tackling the housing affordability challenge

Roland Igbinoba, Founder of Pison Housing Company, Nigeria: Tackling the housing affordability challenge

Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Nigeria: Tackling the housing affordability challenge - the Nigeria experience

Pedro Váldez Valderrama, Vice President for Business Development at Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal, Mexico: Tackling the housing affordability challenge - the Mexican experience

15:00 - Coffee and tea break

15:30
9h Session: Making mortgage finance work

Muhammad Ejaz, Chief Executive Officer at Arif Habib Dolmen REIT Management, Pakistan: Making mortgage finance work

Renu Sud Karnad, Managing Director of HDFC, India: Making mortgage finance work

José Shabot Cherem, Chairman of ION Financiera, Mexico: Making mortgage finance work

16:45
Closing Ceremony