Edward Pinto


An executive vice president and chief credit officer for Fannie Mae until the late 1980s, Edward Pinto has done groundbreaking research on the role of government housing policies in the lead-up to the financial crisis. In particular, his data have revealed striking facts about the contributions of housing policy to the mortgage crisis. Two of his major research papers have been submitted to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission: "Government Housing Policies in the Lead-up to the Financial Crisis: A Forensic Study" and "Triggers of the Financial Crisis." Currently a housing-finance-industry consultant, at AEI Mr. Pinto is continuing his work on the role of housing policies in the financial crisis and researching policy considerations and options for rebuilding our housing-finance sector.Previous experience also include: President and CEO, Courtesy Settlement Services LLCConsultant to the Housing-Finance IndustryPresident and CEO, ICBA (Independent Community Bankers of America) SmartLender LLCExecutive Vice President and Chief Credit Office; Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Management; and Vice President, Negotiated Transactions Fannie MaeCapital-Markets Program Manager and Senior Legal Counsel Mortgage Guaranty Insurance CorporationGeneral Counsel and Staff Attorney Michigan State Housing Development AuthorityHe holds a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law and B.A. at University of Illinois.