Opus Capital Markets Consultants Approved by S&P for RMBS Due Diligence Services

Lincolnshire, IL - November 2009 - Opus Capital Markets Consultants, LLC (Opus CMC) has been approved by Standard and Poor`s Rating Service as a third-party due diligence provider for Residential Mortgage Backed Securities transactions. The approval of third-party consultants involved in transactional risk management signifies an important step toward improved quality and transparency in Mortgage Backed Securities.

“We have witnessed a shift in the way people view due diligence,” said Opus CMC Principal Jennifer LaBud. Issuers and investors alike now understand how valuable loan level and operational reviews can be in the risk mitigation process. The approval of due diligence providers for MBS transactions will give investors comfort that the collateral received adequate analysis.

Opus CMC provides operational and loan level consulting expertise to investment banks, hedge funds, originators, servicers and insurance providers both domestic and international. Using cutting edge technology and an experienced executive staff, Opus CMC has raised the standards for performance and quality in the mortgage due diligence marketplace.

With the acquisition of the due diligence unit of Mortgage Data Management Company (MDMC) in June, Opus CMC has positioned itself as an industry leader in mortgage services consulting. A certified woman-owned business and one of the most seasoned due diligence firms in the industry, Opus CMC has participated in more than 500 secondary market transactions, reviewing over $55 billion in
mortgage assets.

About Opus CMC

Opus CMC is a multi-service consulting firm specializing in advisory services and loan level due diligence for asset backed and mortgage backed securities transactions. Opus CMC also provides operational consulting for loan originators and servicers of all types of consumer debt. For more information, visit or contact Joseph Andrea at (224) 632-1300 or