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Housing Finance and MBS – the international view in 2020


Oct 15, 2020 01:37 PM

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Seth Appleton
Principal Executive Vice President @Ginnie Mae
Seth Appleton was confirmed by the United States Senate as the assistant secretary for policy development and research (PD&R) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on June 20, 2019. On October 8, 2019, Seth D. Appleton was designated as principal executive vice president of Ginnie Mae by United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. In his role as Ginnie Mae’s senior official, Mr. Appleton is focused on bringing global capital to the U.S. government mortgage loan programs by maintaining a liquid and attractive security for investors, modernising the Ginnie Mae platform, and operating a fiscally sound program that minimises risks to taxpayers. From 2004 to 2017, Mr Appleton worked in the United States House of Representatives, including as Chief of Staff for Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri from 2009 to 2017.
Richard Banks
Editor @Euromoney LiveStream
Richard specialises in Middle East business development for financial institutions and corporates. He is a partner at Soling Partners LLC, a boutique advisory firm advising clients on their Middle East business development and capital raising strategies. He currently advises a group of blue-chip global asset managers with more than US$ 2trn of assets under management He is also a Non-Executive Director of Lincoln College International – a UK company with substantial investments in the GCC education sector - and a Strategic Adviser to M7 Real Estate Investment. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Richard worked with a number of companies before joining Euromoney Institutional Investor in 1995. He specialised in the Middle East from 2002 establishing a joint venture with Euromoney, developing their regional business. Richard stepped back from leading the joint venture in early 2016 and he remains a senior adviser to Euromoney.