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Compliance Professionals to Tackle Issues, Challenges in Lab

Steven FrieOn September 15, some of the servicing industry's foremost experts in compliance will gather in Dallas to address the biggest challenges facing companies in the field.

Directed by Steven Frie, director of structured finance at Standard & Poor's Rating Services, the 2014 Five Star Conference Compliance Lab will feature a panel of experts tackling some of the most pressing issues of the day, speaking on topics ranging from the impact of the qualified mortgage (QM) and qualified residential mortgage (QRM) guidelines; how to balance state, local, and federal regulations; and the cost and consequences of compliance.

Maria Moskver, chief compliance officer and general counsel at Walz Group, will be among the panel of experts participating in the event. Bringing more than 16 years of experience in the mortgage industry with the last seven focused exclusively in regulatory compliance, Moskver says she's looking forward to exchanging perspectives and insights on best practices in the current environment.

"There are compliance challenges for our clients, the servicers, and compliance challenges for us because we're service providers to the industry, so that's something we'll be discussing from both angles," she said.

Moskver will be joined on the panel by nearly a dozen other experts in compliance, including Laurie Maggiano, program manager for servicing and secondary markets at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and former director of policy at the U.S. Treasury.

Also in attendance will be Barry Hays, SVP and senior consultant for mortgage servicing at TeleVoice.

Through the lab, Hays says he hopes to help relieve some of the burden businesses are feeling in a new era of regulation.

"When you think about the panel, we're covering a range of disciplines and different areas in which compliance is a focus," Hays said. "I hope that we as a panel are going to be able to lift a little bit of the stress and provide some guidance based upon the experience of the servicers that we work with, guidance that will help make sense of the compliance burden and allow people to take the new regulations and apply them in more effective ways."

The 2014 Five Star Conference, hosted by the Five Star Institute, will be held September 14–16 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

Editor's note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com.

About Author: Tory Barringer

Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington's student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News' sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news.

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