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Barney Frank to Address the Mortgage Industry at 2013 Five Star Conference and Expo in Dallas

DALLAS, June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Five Star Institute will host former U.S. House Representative Barney Frank as a guest speaker at its 10th Annual Five Star Conference and Expo in September. The event draws thousands of mortgage servicing, default, and real estate professionals each year and in one short decade has become the largest event in mortgage servicing.

The Five Star Conference and Expo will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, September 8-10, 2013. This year's conference is expected to attract a larger and more diverse audience with its expanded, carefully tailored agenda. One new area of focus is compliance, with a dedicated Compliance Caucus within the broader Five Star Conference in which attendees will hear from leading advisory firms, mortgage servicing's top compliance authorities, and federal regulatory officials themselves as they explain new policies and requirements and discuss best practices for managing regulatory changes in today's market.

Frank is scheduled to address the Five Star's Compliance Caucus and its Residential Mortgage Servicer Summit, a similarly focused, specialized event within the Five Star Conference designed specifically for residential mortgage servicing executives.

"We are honored to have Mr. Barney Frank's involvement in the Five Star Conference," said Ed Delgado, president and CEO of the Five Star Institute. "Compliance with new regulations stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act is top of mind for mortgage professionals, and who better to address the industry's concerns about the new rules than one of the authors and namesakes of the historic legislation? Mr. Frank's pragmatism and forthright disposition exemplify a key underlying objective of this year's Five Star—practical solutions for the complex issues of today's evolving marketplace."

As chair of the House Financial Services Committee for four years, Frank was instrumental in crafting some of the most sweeping financial reform laws in history, including the Federal Housing Reform Act, the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act, and the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

As architect of Congress' bipartisan response to the housing and financial downturns that incited the Great Recession, Frank offers unique insight into the crisis and the sea of change that followed. He speaks candidly about the mortgage industry's current path and what to expect going forward.

In addition to its roster of memorable speakers—including former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush; former first lady Laura Bush; former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani; media personalities James Carville, Mary Matalin, and Chris Wallace; and presidential candidate Steve Forbes, among others—the Five Star provides attendees with professional education and business-building opportunities that are unrivaled within the industry. Event details, including registration information, can be found at www.FiveStarConference.com.

About the Five Star Institute

The Five Star Institute is a publishing, communications, marketing, event planning, and feature film production company. Among its many publications are DS News, the only professional journal in the nation dedicated solely to the mortgage default servicing industry, and MReport, a B2B trade publication serving the broader mortgage field. The Institute's professional membership associations include the Five Star FORCE, an elite network of agents and brokers specially trained to handle distressed properties; the Legal League 100, a national consortium of law firms specializing in default and foreclosure matters; and the Five Star Default Title Coalition, the first industry group dedicated to default title and closing professionals. Additional information about the Five Star Institute and its many business-building opportunities can be found at www.TheFiveStar.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Carrie Bay The Five Star Institute 214.525.6700 carrie.bay@thefivestar.comSource:The Five Star Institute