Chris is responsible for SIFMA’s securitization advocacy and other activities related to housing and securitization. SIFMA has a special focus on agency MBS markets and maintains a collection of market standards and trading practices governing the TBA market. For the last few years, primary mandates in this area have been regulatory reform, the implementation of a single security for TBA trading, FINRA 4210 margin requirements, securitization capital requirements, and the broader world of GSE/housing finance reform.
In the fall of 2018 Chris took over SIFMA’s corporate credit activities in addition to the securitization responsibilities. This includes issues such as fixed income market structure and execution of SIFMA’s Insurance and Risk-Linked Securities Conference.
He is also the primary staffer for SIFMA’s activities related to LIBOR and the transition to alternative reference rates in the US and participates on the Federal Reserve’s Alternative Reference Rates Committee along with a number of subcommittees.
He also helps to coordinate SIFMA’s activities related to fintech.
Chris joined the Bond Market Association (predecessor to SIFMA) in 2005 as the analyst for the MBS and Securitized Products Division. He became head of the securitization group in 2013. Prior to joining SIFMA, he was an accountant in the Retail Securitization Accounting and Investor Reporting group at JPMorgan Chase & Co., and was responsible for investor reporting and other administration of auto, student loan, and mortgage securitization transactions.
Chris holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Government from Franklin and Marshall College.