Black Knight developed Mandatory Analytics to enable buyers of mortgage loans on the secondary market to access an interactive, unified portal for strategic analysis and benchmarking

    Through dynamic and configurable charts, Mandatory Analytics displays ongoing and historical pricing comparisons on all potential and actual executions
    The datasets presented in the Mandatory Analytics platform are uniquely tailored to each individual investor, promoting individualized analysis
    Investors can measure the success of their executions in comparison to overall market performance, analyzing executions down to the loan level

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dec. 16, 2020 – Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) recently announced the availability of Mandatory Analytics, a dynamic and interactive data dashboard developed by Black Knight, allows investors to analyze and benchmark mandatory commitments on the secondary mortgage market. Black Knight Mandatory Analytics enables buyers to draw clarity on the competitiveness of their executions, identify and isolate gaps in their strategy, and take action to better optimize organizational efforts—all from within a single, unified portal.

“Today’s secondary mortgage market is one marked by intense volatility and fierce competition,” explained Scott Happ, president, Black Knight Secondary Marketing Technologies. “One of the best tools that mandatory investors have at their disposal is access to precise, accurate and timely data. Mandatory Analytics provides our investor clients with transparency, allowing them to identify where execution efforts are succeeding, where they are losing to the market, and why. Ultimately, Mandatory Analytics delivers the kind of actionable intelligence needed to make informed execution strategy shifts that result in greater returns.”

Investors can observe ongoing market trends at the monthly, weekly or daily level, and a nightly refresh of the data provides a timely look at scenarios. Rich loan-level reporting enables users to easily upload this data into their own infrastructure for additional, more granular and custom reporting.

About Black Knight

Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI) is an award-winning software, data and analytics company that drives innovation in the mortgage lending and servicing and real estate industries, as well as the capital and secondary markets. Businesses leverage our robust, integrated solutions across the entire homeownership life cycle to help retain existing customers, gain new customers, mitigate risk and operate more effectively.

Our clients rely on our proven, comprehensive, scalable products and our unwavering commitment to delivering superior client support to achieve their strategic goals and better serve their customers. For more information on Black Knight, please visit

– Innovative Metric Delivers Increased Precision for Hedging Mortgage Pipeline Fallout Risk –

Optimal Blue, the leading provider of secondary marketing automation and services in the mortgage industry, recently announced the development of a new model for improved analysis and management of mortgage pipeline fallout risk. Optimal Blue’s continued investment in delivering comprehensive secondary marketing automation solutions has afforded their client base a new quantitative toolset to better hedge pipeline performance.

After back-testing the new model for more than a year, observable results across stratified and non-stratified pipeline metrics demonstrated significant improvements in the estimation of the actual pull-through percentage over the use of standard, conventional formulas. To fully realize the potential, Optimal Blue benchmarked the new metric against common mortgage origination practices to validate that originators can increase the accuracy of pull-through estimates and thereby reduce exposure to interest rate risk.

“When comparing the period before implementation of the new pull-through metrics to the timeframe after, we observed a 45% reduction in position exposure due to pull-through estimation error,” explained Mark Egolf, Vice President of Capital Markets for Capital Bank. “The drop in exposure had a direct correlation with lower volatility in the day-over-day unrealized mark-to-market. “

The new methodology is the result of meticulous testing and consistent validation by dedicated Optimal Blue quantitative scientists and data experts, using the application of queuing theory to the more antequated pull-through calculations that rely on basic funded/lock ratios and status stratification. To discover how the new hedging metric outperforms the strategy employed by standard convention, Optimal Blue has created a white paper resource, titled: A New Metric for Hedging Mortgage Pipeline Fallout Risk.


Robert Brandt
VP, Marketing & Alliances
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