Founded in 2005, Stonegate Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:SGM) is a specialty finance company that operates as an intermediary between residential mortgage borrowers and the ultimate investors of these mortgages. It is focused on providing yield opportunities in the residential mortgage market to investors through originating, financing and servicing U.S. residential mortgage loans. The Company's integrated and scalable residential mortgage banking platform includes a diversified origination business which includes a retail branch network, a direct to consumer call center and a network of third party originators consisting of mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers and financial institutions (banks and credit unions). The Company performs servicing for its own mortgage servicing rights as well as those owned by other investors. The Company also provides warehouse financing through its NattyMac, LLC subsidiary to third party correspondent lenders. Stonegate Mortgage's operational excellence, financial strength, dedication to customer service and commitment to technology have positioned the firm as a leading provider in the emerging housing finance market.