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Park City, Utah – UNC Center for Community Capital executive director Janneke Ratcliffe joined a panel of national experts speaking on housing finance reform at a meeting of bond market investors at the Fixed Income Forum’s Senior Delegates Roundtable, held July 20-22 in Park City, Utah.

The panel discussion, “Housing Finance Reform: Proposals, Policy and Politics,” featured remarks by Ratcliffe and others discussing housing finance reform, current political realities and what various options will mean for investors.

Other panelists were: moderator David Ells, managing director for Mason Street Advisors; Jeff Foster, senior policy adviser-capital markets for the U.S. Department of the Treasury; and Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

The Fixed Income Forum is a private membership group of chief investment officers and heads of fixed income departments at 45 asset management firms, insurance companies and pension funds. They come together three times a year to discuss investment and management topics.

Ratcliffe, co-author of Regaining the Dream: How to Renew the Promise of Homeownership for America’s Working Families, brings a strong background in the financial industry and community development.  She served as executive director of a small business lending nonprofit. She spent 10 years in GE Capital’s mortgage and mortgage insurance subsidiary in positions related to risk management, product development and strategic planning. She worked for seven years at one of the country’s leading community development financial institutions, helping launch a multi-billion dollar secondary market for affordable home loans and developing a new funding source for commercial and real estate lending through the New Markets Tax Credit Program.

Housing finance is a key area of study for the UNC Center for Community Capital, the leading center for research and policy analysis on the transformative power of capital on households and communities in the United States. The center is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its in-depth analyses help policymakers, advocates and the private sector find sustainable ways to expand economic opportunity to more people, more effectively. For more information, visit or call (919) 843-2140.

Topics(s): Affordable Homeownership, Financial Inclusion, Mortgage Finance, Savings & Asset-Building
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