Herb Blecher is a Senior Vice President in Lender Processing Services Applied Analytics division (LPS AA). In this role, Herb is responsible for the management and analysis of LPS AAs Loan Data products, including the industry-leading McDash database, which tracks the performance and characteristics of almost 70% of all outstanding first-lien mortgages. Most major market participants, including mortgage servicers, government regulators, mortgage insurance companies and investors, rely upon LPS AAs data and analyses to help drive their success. Herb has also served as program manager on several government data and analytics projects for LPS, including those related to the U.S. Treasurys Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currencys Mortgage and Home Equity Metrics. Herb hosts LPS monthly Mortgage Monitor webinar, reporting on national and regional trends in the mortgage industry, and is regularly quoted in print and electronic media publications. In 2004, Herb joined McDash Analytics, which was subsequently acquired by LPS. Prior to joining the company, Herb spent three years at The Murrayhill Company (acquired by Clayton Fixed Income) managing their analytics department and developing reporting focused on credit risk management in the private label securities market. Previously, Herb spent seven years working on secondary trading desks in New York City, selling mortgage- and asset-backed securities for UBS Securities and SG Cowen.
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