Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
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|Subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corporation|
|Headquarters||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.|
The company is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to mortgage insurance, MGIC provides lenders with various underwriting and other services and products related to home mortgage lending.
In 1957, the company was founded by Max H. Karl, a real estate attorney who noticed that his clients were having trouble paying for their new homes. He secured US$250,000 from investors, including friends and business associates, to open the new company.
Karl and others then set up a new company with the same name.
In 1987, Bill Lacy was appointed chairman and chief executive officer of the company. Lacy died in 2016.
In 1995, the founder of the company, Max H. Karl, died.
Subprime mortgage crisis and Great Recession
On 8 August 2007, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) announced it would discontinue its purchase of Radian Group after suffering a billion-dollar loss of its investment in Credit-Based Asset Servicing and Securitization (C-BASS, New York).
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- MGIC May Abandon Radian, Forbes, 2007-08-10
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 6, 2007
- "C-Bass LLC Retains the Blackstone Group" (PDF) (Press release). C-BASS. 2007-08-03.
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