Dallin Merrill works at the nexus of politics, policy, and markets in the ever-changing housing finance market. His work focuses on how government policy—implemented via regulation and legislation—affects the secondary market, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, private-label securities, as well as government-run programs like Ginnie Mae and FHA.
Before SFIG, Dallin worked at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, within the Office of Congressional Affairs and Communications division, where he interacted with Capitol Hill and the Administration in their efforts to reform the GSEs while in Conservatorship. He was also previously at the United States Department of Justice in their Office of Legislative Affairs. Since coming over to SFIG in late 2016, his portfolio of issues includes helping establish best practices for the PLS market, creating a level playing field that promotes free markets, and advocating for a sustainable, competitive, and thriving private secondary market.