AVENTURA, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — 2009 Virtual Mortgage Trade Show, the mortgage industry-sponsored virtual trade show, conference, job fair and educational content platform flagship event on October 7 – 8 is honored that Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Vice President Of Single Family Research And Policy Development Mike Fratantoni will deliver the keynote presentation at 1:00 ET on Wednesday, October 7.

Fratantoni assumed his current role with the MBA in April 2009 after serving Washington Mutual where he was the Economic Strategist in the Enterprise Risk Management Group, responsible for assessing macroeconomic, regional and housing market trends affecting the company’s risk exposure and business prospects. Previously, he served as MBA’s Senior Director of Single Family Research and Economics and was a senior staff member for MBA’s Council to Shape Change, an effort that brought together executives from across the industry to examine and report on the trends that would impact the future of mortgage markets.

Fratantoni was also Director of Economic and Policy Research at Fannie Mae where he managed the production of policy studies by leading academics on issues relevant to Fannie Mae and served as a technical expert within the Regulatory Policy group. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Economist in Fannie Mae’s Credit Pricing group.

“The Mortgage Bankers Association is clearly the industry’s ‘go-to’ resource for economic expertise and market insight, and provides mortgage lending professionals a valuable forward facing perspective on what they can expect,” said 2009 event director Camilla Dominguez. “ is pleased with the MBA’s involvement and is proud to bring the highest quality industry intelligence to our attendees.” is a Web-based interactive trade show alternative that will complement traditional trade show strategies, offer business development innovations and create professional networking advantages. offers mortgage professionals from wholesale and retail originators and loan officers, loan processors and back office personnel, executives and owners, to mortgage technology and services vendors the opportunity to congregate via an Internet portal, eliminating costly travel and lodging expenses, while ensuring a concentrated and productive educational experience.

According to, once the mortgage industry experiences a sophisticated virtual trade show environment and its rich opportunities for business building and career development, Web-based virtual events will become a standard fixture for the industry.

About 2009 is a mortgage industry-sponsored virtual trade show, conference and educational content platform for mortgage professionals including wholesale and retail originators and loan officers, loan processors and back office personnel, executives and owners, and mortgage technology and services vendors. For information about attending, sponsoring, or exhibiting at 2009 Virtual Trade Show, contact us at (877) 257.2301.

About Mortgage Bankers Association

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA’s Web site:

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