KAYNE ANDERSON REAL ESTATE ADVISORS
KAbout EJF- Founded in 2005, EJF is an SEC registered, employee-owned alternative asset management firm headquartered in Washington D.C. EJF currently manages more than $4.5B across a diverse group of strategies. EJF was established to leverage the asset management and capital markets experience of Emanuel Friedman, former co-founder, co-Chairman and co-CEO of Friedman, Billings Ramsey Group, Inc. Friedman Billings Ramsey is a capital markets firm that provides investment banking, M&A advisory, institutional brokerage and research services. EJF was co-founded by Neal Wilson, formerly Senior Managing Director for the Alternative Asset Investment and Private Wealth Management groups at FBR and former Branch Chief for the SEC in Washington, D.C. EJF manages one of the largest dedicated pools of regulatory driven investment strategies.
EJF believes that recent bond market turmoil, along with merger and acquisition activity, strong balance sheets, rising LIBOR, rating upgrades, paydowns and redemptions on the collateral underlying certain TruPS CDOs, has presented an opportunity to acquire both TruPS and TruPS CDOs, particularly TruPS issued by community banks and CDOs backed by such TruPS, at significant discounts to par value. EJF’s has a long history and deep knowledge in and around the niche TruPS sector that has enabled them to be at the forefront of identifying unique opportunities.