AMERICATALYST 2012: THE ENTANGLEMENT + RENTING THE FUTURE
2012 marked the 10th anniversary of the EuroCatalyst/AmeriCatalyst annual series. The theme was “The Entanglement,” which we viewed as the latest stage of globalization whereby our national socioeconomic and political destinies – and survival – are inextricably wed. Each session of the program directly addressed how our interdependence impacted the housing and housing finance industry from a “big picture” global macroeconomic perspective, to a national and international regulatory perspective, to the microeconomics of the mortgage lifecycle, from products and origination to funding and servicing. As a special bonus, we launched a new “micro-conference” focused on the emerging REO-to-Rental sector, after the main event. AmeriCatalyst IN FOCUS: Renting The Future was an instant hit and has now transformed into a full scale event each year.