Cognition Financial (formerly The First Marblehead Corporation) was founded in 1991 with the goal of helping students reach their educational goals through access to funding. Along with Tuition Management Systems and Cognition Lending (formerly First Marblehead Education Resources, Inc.), Cognition Financial has leveraged innovative thinking and analytical rigor to develop financial and technological products for our partners and their clients.
Goal is a consumer finance company committed to delivering strategic solutions through data analytics and technology. We’re a partner for life, not just a vendor, and our clients trust us to thoughtfully guide their investment decisions, service their loan portfolios, and always act with integrity. Our experienced leadership team has worked collaboratively for over a decade; managing over $26B of consumer assets, originating $11B+ in consumer assets, and investing $200M in loan portfolios.
Launch is a new kind of student loan servicer with unique solutions designed to disrupt the status quo. Our servicing platform combines compliant technology with a data-driven approach and decades of industry experience to deliver exceptional results. Launch, a wholly owned subsidiary of Goal Structured Solutions, services $500M of student and consumer loans for 24 clients. The Launch mission is to be a trusted partner who delivers exceptional loan servicing, maximizing the experience and results for all stakeholders.
U.S. Education Finance Group – In addition to the on-going administration of related FFELP securitizations totaling $2.75 Billion in assets, U.S. Education Servicing LLC pursues the following business initiatives: 1) the purchase of existing FFELP securitizations and administration companies owned by unrelated parties, 2) the purchase of legacy FFELP portfolios from banks, conduits, and securitizations, 3) the creation of new securitizations with such FFELP loans purchased, 4) the administration of existing FFELP securitizations owned by unrelated parties, 5) consulting services for investors unable to sell or liquidate FFELP asset backed auction rate securities issued by unrelated securitizations, and 6) the origination as well as funding, sale, or securitization of non-FFELP private education consolidation loans.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is a full service law firm with specialized experience in financial services including student lending and loan servicing. We assist our clients on their unique and particularly complex legal needs, whether it pertains to litigation across the country involving single borrowers or class actions, regulatory compliance, governmental investigations, audit and exam support, private activity or qualified student loan bond issues, licensing requirements, servicing or portfolio transfers, credit reporting requirements, and other legal needs. We are experienced in assisting in all facets of origination and servicing compliance across multiple financial products. www.bradley.com
DBRS is a recognized, international rating agency, providing timely and comprehensive rating opinions to the world’s capital markets. DBRS’s extensive coverage of structured finance and securitization has solidified its standing as a leading provider of comprehensive, in-depth credit analysis. Privately owned and independent, DBRS also offers in-depth credit opinion related to corporate, financial institutions and government issues in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. DBRS is headquartered in Toronto with offices in New York, Chicago and London. For more information, please visit www.dbrs.com.
Entech delivers next generation lending solutions. Our innovative cloud based platforms have processed billions in personal, student, refinance, and revolving credit loans. Clients choose us because we focus on business outcomes while delivering technologies that are scalable, flexible, and secure. We show customers how to use automated intelligence to reduce friction in the loan funnel, speed up loan delivery, and maximize revenue opportunities. For more info, visit: www.entech.com
PwC’s Financial Markets practice is a global network of teams consisting of more than 400 financial products specialists operating in more than a dozen cities across the United States and several key locations throughout the world. The Financial Markets practice interacts and has built lasting relationships with key stakeholders in the financial services and corporate industries. This, coupled with their ongoing conversations with regulators, makes the Financial Markets practice uniquely positioned to work with clients to deliver sustainable solutions, whether that be in the regulated or non-regulated space. Regulation, or a lack of, is the driving force of discussions throughout boardrooms across the world. The Financial Markets practice is working with their clients to understand how to manage the requirements of numerous regulations, as well as helping to implement effective plans to restructure businesses to meet these new needs on an ongoing basis. For non-regulated entities, the Financial markets practice is working with clients to help them take full advantage of the opportunities within the market.
Bank of Lake Mills is a Wisconsin state-chartered full-service community bank, established in 1893. The bank has a strong student lending arm via its partner, Education Loan Source (ELS). Through this partnership Bank of Lake Mills has originated more than $1.4 Billion in private education loans (in-school and consolidation), for companies like CommonBond, MPOWER, American University of Antigua, Link Capital, Splash, Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and others. Education Loan Source is responsible for all internal and external compliance, vendor management, regulatory changes, and overall program administration. Formed in 2007, ELS is an education finance consultancy with expertise in marketing, finance and loan management. www.educationloansource.com
Bernstein-Burkley is a highly regarded and respected Pittsburgh-based law firm with a national reach in Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights, Business Law, Litigation, Commercial Real Estate and Oil and Gas. The firm has cultivated a reputation for excellence over the course of 50 years in the business community. Bernstein-Burkley’s core purpose is to create partnerships that provide clients with a peace of mind through expert advice and zealous representation.
For more information go to: http://educationloansource.com
KBRA (Kroll Bond Rating Agency) is a full service rating agency whose mission is to set a standard of excellence and integrity. Established in 2010, KBRA set forth an effort to restore trust in credit ratings by creating new standards for assessing risk and by offering accurate and transparent ratings. KBRA provides market participants with an alternative solution by delivering timely and in-depth research across the Structured Finance, Public Finance, Financial Guaranty, Financial Institutions, Project Finance and Corporate sectors. With over 200 employees and offices in New York, NY, Dresher, PA and Frederick, MD, our experienced analysts have published over 5,000 ratings across asset classes. KBRA strives to provide the investment community with the products and tools needed to make informed investment decisions.
McGlinchey Stafford was founded, four decades ago, with the intent of providing alternatives to staid legal approaches. Instead of being bound by convention and tradition, we focus on our clients’ businesses to innovate and customize solutions to their legal challenges. From Fortune 5 to Fortune 500 companies, governmental authorities, industrial leaders, entrepreneurial organizations and pioneers, we provide clients with the highest level of attention and service. We call it practicing where business and law intersect. Since opening our doors in 1974 in New Orleans, the firm has expanded to 14 offices that are strategically aligned to most effectively meet our clients’ needs. Now, lawyers operate from offices in Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, DC, with capacity to represent clients in matters in all 50 states and internationally.
Reunion Student Loan Finance Corporation (RSLFC) is a highly respected student loan originator and loan servicer with over 37 years of experience in all aspects of student lending. RSLFC’s framework features a seamless integration of origination and servicing platforms which enable an end-to-end solution for our lending partners by ensuring all regulatory and compliance guidelines are met. RSLFC’s platforms provide the flexibility to offer a variety of different student loan programs to meet the lender’s needs. Our servicing methodology provides direct access for the consumer to their own personal account manager eliminating the call center environment and creating unmatched personalized service. www.slfc.com
S L Capital Strategies, LLC is a full service, independent financial advisory firm with a specialty focus on education loan-related assets. Founded in 2007, the firm has served over 80 distinct clients on engagements representing nearly $70 billion in asset value. The firm’s client services include (1) capital markets advisory and analytics; (2) asset and trust management; (3) merger and acquisition advisory; (4) strategic planning and lending platform design; (5) asset valuations; and (6) transaction management. The firm’s four managing partners have in excess of 120 years, combined, in higher education loan finance experience. More about S L Capital Strategies can be found at www.slcapitalstrategies.com.
Excel in the New-Look Securitization Business
Every week, Asset-Backed Alert gives you the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the transformed ABS and MBS markets. The newsletter makes sense of the changes impacting the securitization of consumer loans, home mortgages and corporate receivables. See for yourself by signing up for a three-issue FREE trial subscription to Asset-Backed Alert. Start your free trial at ABAlert.com, or call 201-659-1700.