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TODAY: Investors Unite Hosts Dr. Cliff Rossi and Matt Seu for Expert Discussion
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Media Teleconference

TODAY: Investors Unite Hosts Dr. Cliff Rossi and Matt Seu for
Expert Discussion:

“Forging a Path for Fannie & Freddie Out of Conservatorship”

A proposal for recap, reform & re-vitalization of America’s home-mortgage giants

DIAL: Toll Free: 866-952-1908; Toll: 785-424-1827
Conference ID: IU

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WASHINGTON – Investors Unite Executive Director Tim Pagliara will host a media teleconference today at 3 pm EDT, to discuss a provocative new white-paper analysis on the future of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, authored by senior risk-management expert and University of Maryland business professor, Clifford Rossi.

Titled Forging a Path Out of Conservatorship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the paper demonstrates how the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has the statutory authority to end the conservatorship — despite the fact that after 6 years, and $218 billion in realized profits offsetting the government’s 2008 cash infusion, it has refused to do so. Pagliara, Rossi and restructuring expert Matt Seu will discuss how FHFA can release Fannie and Freddie from the conservatorship and begin the process of re-capping and reforming them.

Panelists will respond to Rossi’s proposals and address key challenges and solutions to ending the conservatorship.


Tim Pagliara is Executive Director of Investors Unite, a Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholder, and Chairman and CEO of CapWealth Advisors.

Cliff Rossi is founder and principal at Chesapeake Risk Advisors and Executive-in-Residence & Professor of the Practice at the Robert Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Rossi had nearly 25 years’ experience in banking and government as a senior risk management expert for the largest financial services companies and for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Matt Seu serves as Principal with Actualize Consulting, focusing on mortgage and fixed income practice areas and managing the firm’s accounts on the GSEs. Prior to this, he served as VP at Freddie Mac where he focused on large scale business and technology change efforts. Mr. Seu was responsible for redesigning a significant portion of Freddie Mac’s operational infrastructure and served as head of the corporate enterprise data program.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014; 3:00 PM EDT

NOTE: Please RSVP to [email protected]

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Real Reform for Fannie & Freddie

Current legislation needs to be amended in order for all investors – pensioners, community banks and individuals – to be repaid and create a solid platform for the mortgage market to thrive.

  1. Repayment of Pensioners, Community Banks and Individuals invested in Fannie and Freddie.
  2. Stricter lending standards and oversight of Fannie and Freddie.
  3. Affordable housing goals reinstated and upheld under stricter oversight.

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Investors Unite works to educate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders and lawmakers of the importance of reforming the GSEs in a way that will reimburse shareholders what they are contractually and legally owed, but have not been paid.

Issue Background

The United States Congress is considering Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) reform that would wipe out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders for good. These shareholders include everyday Americans such as public service retirees, teachers, firefighters and police officers. These individuals and pension funds invested in the GSEs before, during, and after the conservatorship and should be made whole under any reform. Taxpayers have been repaid with interest for their 2008 bailout of the GSEs.

Our country’s respect for the rule of law demands that private property rights be protected and Investors Unite gives Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders a voice in that fight.