Summit releases new white paper: Summit's Approach to Mitigating Unforeseen Risks

9/9/20 10:02 AM

The COVID-19 outbreak reminds us that low-probability, high-risk events are inevitable. Therefore, responsible organizations must be prepared for any event, even if their form is hard to predict.

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Topics: data analytics, white paper, COVID-19, Summit Blog, unforeseen risks

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses WIFIA and its relevance to the COVID-19 economic recovery with John Ryan of InRecap

9/1/20 8:30 AM

Recently, Partner Anthony Curcio sat down with John Ryan of InRecap to discuss the WIFIA program's surprising relevance to the COVID-19 economic recovery.
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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, WIFIA

Complexity Simplified: Founder Albert Lee discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on the municipal bond market with Chief Economist Dr. Simon Wu

8/27/20 9:19 AM

In our most recent episode of Complexity Simplified, Founder Dr. Albert Lee sits down with Dr. Simon Wu, Chief Economist at Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the municipal bond market.

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, municipal bond market

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses WIFIA with John Ryan of InRecap

8/20/20 7:45 AM

In our most recent episode of Complexity Simplified, Partner Anthony Curcio sat down with John Ryan of InRecap to discuss WIFIA, the EPA's water infrastructure loan program. How does WIFIA work, and what has been the key to its success? How much value has it provided for taxpayers?

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure, Summit Blog, WIFIA

Summit's 2020 Summer Associate Program was a huge success!

8/11/20 1:13 PM

Each summer, Summit Consulting accepts a group of 10-15 talented and motivated Summer Associates (Interns).

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Topics: summer interns, Summit Blog

Complexity Simplified: Summit Manager Kellen MacBeth shares his experience transitioning projects from traditional project management practices to Scrum

7/30/20 10:38 AM

In this podcast, Summit Consulting Manager Kellen MacBeth talks with Agile Coach and Summit Senior Consultant Derek Hills sharing his experience transitioning USDA’s Business Modernization Office from traditional project management practices to Scrum, and also reveals how – after some initial struggles and skepticism – his group embraced the change and quickly improved its focus, productivity, quality, and teamwork.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), Scrum, Summit Blog, project management

Complexity Simplified: Director Kate Machado discusses how rural populations are uniquely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with Hilda Heady, MSW

7/29/20 1:22 PM

The CDC states that “About 46 million Americans live in rural areas, which face distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, rural health, rural communities

Supporting Rural America: Summit's Experience with Rural Health, Finance, and Access to Critical Services

7/28/20 1:35 PM

With over 15 years of hands-on data analytics experience, Summit Consulting’s team of experts support a variety of programs that strengthen Rural America, including health initiatives. For these health projects, we support hospital and healthcare personnel, policies, and objectives. Through our rigorous evaluation frameworks, statistical methodologies, and data analysis capabilities, we analyze policies and develop programs to mitigate adverse issues addressing the social determinants of health – including the areas of housing (including residential care facilities – nursing homes and assisted living facilities), access to health facilities and healthcare, employment, finance, and access to services (like Broadband services).

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Topics: data analytics, data visualization, Summit Blog, rural health, rural communities

Complexity Simplified: Director Josh Goldberg discusses Milliman's latest paper, In It for the Long Haul, with Jonathan Glowacki and Andrew Netter of Milliman

7/15/20 3:21 PM

Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) has the potential to be one of the most transformative innovations to mortgage finance since the advent of the To Be Announced (TBA) Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS). Started in 2013, the Government Sponsored Entities (GSE), Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae transferred approximately 70 percent of new single-family credit risk to investors in recent years. But now CRT is at an inflection point. How will these programs endure through their first economic downturn and potentially a new regulatory capital regime?

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses the lack of an industry standard for building finance models with Alok Mathur President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council

7/14/20 11:12 AM

Summit’s Partner, Anthony Curcio, recently sat down with Alok Mathur, President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council, to discuss the lack of an industry standard for building complex project finance models from scratch. 

Mr. Mathur presents an approach that is both efficient and easy to understand.

 

Take a listen and let us know what you think.

 

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, commercial real estate market, Summit Blog, finance modeling

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