G. Barry Nielsen is a homeowner with a large household of six children. Nielsen has an MBA from George Mason University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. As a member of the CFA Institute, Nielsen is part of a group made up of of more than 89,000 individual voting members and 134 member societies across the globe that believe in setting a higher standard for the investment profession.
Nielsen has worked for several large mortgage lenders and financial institutions (Freddie Mac, American General, Washington Mutual and Countrywide Home Loans) in mortgage pricing, trading and portfolio management.
Nielsen owns and operates MortgageGraphics, Inc., a web-based mortgage calculator designed to help consumers make educated, risk-based mortgage decisions. MortgageGraphics provides simple but informative illustrations of all types of mortgages and their associated risks and allows consumers to compare and contrast mortgage features and values in tables, graphs and schedules. MortgageGraphics has several specialized reports such as a Mortgage Index Forecast Report, an Adjustable Rate Mortgage Scenario Analysis, and a Payment Option ARM Analysis, all designed to ensure that consumers make informed, risk-based and economical mortgage decisions.