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Gerald Hanweck

Professor of Finance

Expertise: Financial institutions, markets performance, Financial markets and their relation to public policy, Economic stabilization, monetary policy

Hanweck is professor of finance and chair of the finance area in the School of Management at George Mason University. He was a Visiting Scholar in the Division of Insurance and Research of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2000-07. He joined the faculty at George Mason in 1986, and teaches courses in corporate finance, applied global macroeconomics, financial institutions, and financial markets at the undergraduate and MBA levels.

At the FDIC he concentrated on the use of financial market information in bank risk management strategies, for use in establishing federal deposit insurance pricing, improvements in identification of banks in financial distress, and the subprime mortgage crisis implications for bank financial soundness. In this latter regard, scenario analyses have been developed relating macroeconomic and financial market factors to banking performance measures to better predict the effects of regional and macroeconomic cycles on banking company risk taking and vulnerability and mortgage portfolio stability. He has served as consultant to government agencies, banks and business and as an expert witness in litigation involving financial institutions and government agencies and is often cited in financial media articles.

Hanweck’s research interests include financial institutions and markets performance, public policy regarding these institutions and the structure of their markets, economic stabilization and monetary policy as they influence financial institutions and markets performance, and economies of scale and scope and mergers in the financial service industries.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,

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Anthony Sanders

Distinguished Professor of Real Estate Finance and Director, Center for Real Esate Entrepreneurship

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Expertise: Real estate finance and investment, Asset securitization, housing, commercial asset economics, Financial institutions, residential and commercial lending

Anthony B. Sanders is a Distinguished Professor of Real Estate Finance in the School of Management at George Mason University and is also the director of the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship. His research and teaching focuses on corporate finance and banking with particular emphasis on real estate finance and investment. He has published articles in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Housing Economics and other journals.

Sanders has served as a consultant to various firms on the subjects of real estate asset risk, mortgage design, mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and risk management. He has served as an expert witness on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Merrill Lynch, UBS/Paine Webber, Wachovia/First Union Bank and others on the subject of CMOs, CDOs, CMBS, mortgage derivatives, residential and commercial mortgage origination and underwriting and subprime mortgage lending. He has also testified twice in the U.S House of Representatives on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

Prior to joining Mason in 2009, Sanders taught most recently at Arizona State University (W.P. Carey School of Business). He has also taught at the University of Chicago (Graduate School of Business), University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business) and The Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business). In addition, he served as Director and Head of Asset-backed and Mortgage-backed Securities Research at Deutsche Bank in New York City.

Media Contact: Buzz McClain, (703) 993-8782,