Financial experts Chuck Ramsey and Frank Ramirez join Frank Fabozzi for the third edition of Collateralized Mortgage Obligations: Structure & Analysis. Because of the complexity and the risk associated with CMOs, portfolio managers need specific keys to understand and unlock the potential of these unique investment tools. Fabozzi and company provide this understanding with detailed explanations of all aspects of CMOs, including factors affecting prepayment behavior; whole loan CMO structures; and accounting for CMO investments. Filled with relevant examples and in-depth discussions, Collateralized Mortgage Obligations: Structure & Analysis sheds light on this somewhat controversial and highly technical subject-which is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the fixed-income securities market.
Frank J. Fabozzi is editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management and an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management. Frank is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant. He is on the board of directors of the Guardian Life family of funds and the BlackRock complex of funds. He earned a doctorate of economics from the City University of New York in 1972 and in 1994 received an honorary doctorate of Human Letters from Nova Southeastern University. Frank is a Fellow of the International Center for Finance at Yale University. Chuck Ramsey is the Chairman and cofounder of Mortgage Risk Assessment Corporation. He was previously a General Partner at Bear Stearns & Co., where he ran the FHLMC/FNMA trading desk and was cohead of fixed income sales. At Bear Stearns he developed the first system on Wall Street for issuer analysis of mortgage--backed securities and the first prepayment model that used geographical differences in forecasting prepayments. He is considered the innovator of specified pool trading. Mr. Ramsey is the coeditor of The Handbook of Nonagency Mortgage--Backed Securities and a contributor to The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities. He holds an undergraduate degree from Lamar University.