What to Expect from the 2022 Mortgage Market


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST


Join Freddie Mac and ALM First as we bring you a mortgage market forecast for 2022 and discuss how hedging can be a key strategy in your planning for the new year. An economist from Freddie Mac will look at demand and supply dynamics in the current housing market including inflation and interest rates and what that means for housing market expectations in 2022. ALM First will discuss the advantages of selling loans into the secondary market, the importance of hedging your mortgage pipeline, and the different strategies lenders utilize for hedging.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how current housing market trends could impact your mortgage business
  • Discover the potential benefits of selling loans into the secondary market
  • Analyze different hedging methods and their pros/cons, including Best Effort committing, Mandatory committing and using the TBA MBS market
  • Understand best practices to implement an effective hedge strategy and protect your desired profit margins in a volatile market

CPE Credit Opportunities

  • Number of CPE Credits Offered: 1.2
  • Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based
  • Program Level: Basic
  • Fields of Study: Finance
  • Prerequisites: None
  • There is no advanced Preparation required

*CPE Credit is available

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Alec Hollis, CFA

Alec Hollis, CFA

Managing Director, ALM Strategy Group

Alec Hollis joined ALM First Financial Advisors in 2012.  As a Managing Director for the ALM Strategy Group, Alec is responsible for product management, including planning and execution of ALM First products and services, particularly related to asset/liability management, hedging and asset management strategy. He also assists in client service, in implementing client balance strategy and hedging programs.

Alec holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Anthony Olson

Anthony Olson

Director, ALM Strategy Group, ALM First

Anthony Olson serves as Director of ALM Strategy Group at ALM First, joining the firm in 2021. Anthony uses his in-depth knowledge of mortgage pipeline hedging best practices to assist lenders as they seek to optimize execution and maximize profitability as they sell to the GSEs.

Prior to serving on Fannie’s National Client Delivery Team and Capital Markets Pricing and Sales Desk, Olson was a research analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton. He holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University in Finance and Real Estate along with a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Michigan.

Ajita Atreya, Ph.D.

Ajita Atreya, Ph.D.

Senior Economist, Economic & Housing Research, Freddie Mac

Ajita Atreya is a Senior Economist with the Economic and Housing Research Team of Freddie Mac. As a Senior Economist, Ajita is responsible for research, analysis and forecasts of the macroeconomy with a special focus on housing and mortgage markets.

Before joining Freddie Mac in 2016, Ajita worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Risk Center where she conducted research on various economic and risk-related issues of natural hazard.

Ajita has published several research articles in leading peer reviewed journals and has presented her work at different conferences. She is a member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and the National Association of Business Economists. 

Ajita holds M.S. degree from the Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

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