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.
MentorWorks Education Capital offers a mutually reinforcing hybrid model combining an Income Share Agreement (ISA) fund with active career enhancement and professional mentoring for students. Our model leverages an investor-backed Income Share Agreement (ISA) fund that enables students to complete their education and launch their careers. The fund is designed to provide strong risk-adjusted returns for investors and a low cost of capital to students- a winning model for both parties. We combine this financing model with a career enhancement/mentoring platform that both reduces students’ future payments and boosts investor returns. Students who meet the program’s standards and return as mentors earn repayment discounts. Investors benefit from students’ higher earning potential as a result of career enhancing mentorship. MentorWorks collects a management fee for active management of the fund and the mentoring program.
KPMG LLP’s Mortgage and Consumer Lending group offers business process improvement and re-design, regulatory compliance assistance, and financial analysis at the portfolio and loan level. Approximately 200 dedicated professionals focus on the complex and ever-changing financial, operational, and regulatory needs of the industry. We provide comprehensive services by drawing on the resources of our financial, accounting, tax, and technology services to the securitization industry to help identify, analyze and resolve financial, liquidity and regulatory challenges.
Nelson Mullins is an AmLaw 100 diversified firm of attorneys, policy advisors, and professionals across 25 offices serving clients in more than 100 practice areas. With more than 800 professionals in 11 states and the District of Columbia, we provide advice and counsel to corporate and individual clients in a variety of areas, including: corporate, litigation, intellectual property, technology, banking, e-discovery, financial services, governmental relations, healthcare, and white collar crime. Nelson Mullins’ clients range from Fortune 500 companies to private equity and venture funds and portfolio companies to emerging growth companies and start-ups. For more information, visit www.nelsonmullins.com.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, and Fitch Learning. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.
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