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John M. Robbins, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association to Speak at KC’s Event on Subprime: Impact & Moving Forward on September 18, 2007

New York, NY, August 26, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that John M. Robbins, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Subprime: Impact & Moving Forward”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for September 18, 2007, Tuesday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST). (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

The recent subprime fallout has affected not only mortgage brokers and consumers – it has also had a significant impact on a broad array of financial industries including real-estate investments, hedge funds, and Wall Street in general. New federal guidance has been issued with more direction likely on the way. Where is this all going? What’s the next step?

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of experts to help companies understand best practices and strategic direction. The panel will present their findings, which will include up-to-the-minute updates at this live teleconference.

About John M. Robbins

John M. Robbins, CMB, is Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and Co-head and Special Counsel for Vertice, a division of Wachovia Securities. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of American Mortgage Network (AmNet), a San Diego-based wholesale mortgage bank he co-founded. Wachovia Bank, N.A., bought AmNet in 2005.

Active in the mortgage banking industry since 1972, Robbins also founded American Residential Mortgage Corp., which had become one of the nation's largest independent mortgage banks when Chase Bank bought it 1994.

Robbins has been a member of Fannie Mae’s National Advisory Council and has served on its Western Regional Advisory Board. Since 1994, he has been Chairman of the Policy Advisory Board for the University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. He also contributes regularly to the Executive Suite series of Mortgage Banking magazine.

Robbins is on the board of directors of Phoenix Footwear Group (AMEX: PXG) and is a trustee and treasurer of the University of San Diego. In his community he has served on several boards, including those of the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation and the San Diego Chamber of Commerce. He also has received numerous awards from civic organizations, prestigious magazines and business journals.

About The Mortgage Bankers Association

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 500,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., MBA invests in communities across the nation by ensuring the continued strength of the nation's residential and commercial real estate markets; expanding homeownership and extending access to affordable housing to all Americans and supporting financial literacy efforts.

MBA promote fair and ethical lending practices and foster professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. MBA have over 3,000 member companies, including all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.

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About The Knowledge Congress

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