NBC highlights Summit's role in supporting women in STEM

8/30/19 1:51 PM

August 30, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) -- Summit is proud to announce that it was highlighted in NBC’s KnowYourValue.com platform for its role in supporting women in STEM. In this article, female practitioners of data science and quantitative consulting share tips for how to work in STEM when you may be a minority, perhaps the only woman in the room. Summit is proud to have a culture that supports the career development of women and trans, non-binary, and gender-fluid people.

“We’ve built an intentional culture at Summit that allows every voice to be heard," said Chief of Corporate Development Jennifer Folsom. Kaye Burton, leader of the gender-inclusive mentorship program, elaborates that “it’s important for both men and women to have mentors and be mentored. In our experience, this is the best practice for growing careers with both diverse skill sets and deep expertise. And it ensures that staff members are treated equally when it comes to new opportunities inside our company.”

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Complexity Simplified: Replacing LIBOR, a conversation between Ira Kawaller, PhD, and Albert Lee, PhD

7/30/19 1:22 PM

UPDATE: In July 2019, PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association) published an article by Dr. Kawaller called "The Demise of LIBOR: What to Expect." Read the full text here (PDF)

In this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Founding Partner Albert Lee, PhD, talks to financial expert Ira Kawaller, PhD, about the replacement of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Why is LIBOR being replaced? What's going to happen next?

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Topics: Complexity Simplified

Complexity Simplified: Comprehensive Mortgage Finance Reform with Isaac Boltansky

5/20/19 10:45 AM

In this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Director Frank Vetrano sits down with Isaac Boltansky, Director of Policy Research at Compass Point, to discuss the status of comprehensive mortgage finance reform in Congress.

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Topics: Thought Leadership About Mortgages

Complexity Simplified: Lindsey Johnson, President of USMI explains why the mortgage insurance industry has become major issuers of credit risk transfer (CRT) bonds.

4/16/19 3:18 PM

In this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Consulting Director, Frank Vetrano sits down with Lindsey Johnson, President of USMI. 

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Topics: Thought Leadership About Mortgages

Complexity Simplified: GNMA's Potential Role Under Senator Mike Crapo's Housing Reform Proposal

4/3/19 10:41 AM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Consulting Director, Frank Vetrano sits down with Ted Tozer, Fellow at Milken Institute, 

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Topics: Thought Leadership About Mortgages

Complexity Simplified: Mortgage Bankers Association - Most Impactful Industry Changes

3/11/19 10:48 AM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Consulting Director, Frank Vetrano sits down with Mike Fratantoni, Chief Economist from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

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Topics: Complexity Simplified, Government Program Series, Thought Leadership About Mortgages

Opportunity Zones Regulations

10/26/18 3:48 PM

Summit’s Auyon Rahman breaks down the dense regulations recently published by the IRS regarding the Opportunity Zone tax benefit.

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Topics: opportunity zones

Notes from the Government Analytics Breakfast Forum: Using Analytics to Combat the Opioid Crisis

10/10/18 9:46 AM

Last week, Olivia Hebner and Laura Hoesly attended the Government Analytics Breakfast Forum: Using Analytics to Combat the Opioid Crisis sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and REI Systems. The speakers included Allison Oelschlaeger (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), Dr. Mona Siddiqui (Health and Human Services), and Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew (Johns Hopkins University). During the forum, speakers and audience members discussed data sources available to the federal government, challenges the government faces when analyzing the data, steps already taken, and possible methods for analyzing the data going forward.

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Topics: data analytics, administrative data, litigation analytics, opioids, data visualization, unstructured data, machine learning

How OFCCP’s New Compensation Directive Benefits Contractors

10/9/18 10:58 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released new guidelines for auditing contractor compensation practices on August 24, 2018. The guidelines, Directive 2018-5, replaced Directive 307 (DIR 2013-03), which had been in place since 2013.

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Topics: pay equity, contractors, audits

Summit Uses Analytics to Estimate Hurricane Impacts on Operations

9/13/18 1:49 PM

**Note: This post was written in September 2017.**

The hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017 left devastating destruction in their wake, resulting in untold costs and disruptions to millions of people, businesses, and the government. The necessary response effort to address the immediate damages, related negative economic impact, and subsequent rebuilding, will use tremendous resources and exceptional diligence. This includes costs and long-run impacts that will not be realized for several years, compounded by the uncertainty around how large the impact will be on individuals, businesses, and government agencies operating in or around the affected areas.

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Topics: econometrics, dynamic forecasting

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