KAYNE ANDERSON REAL ESTATE ADVISORS
EJF is an employee-owned alternative asset management firm headquartered outside of
Washington, DC. EJF manages assets across a diverse group of alternative asset strategies that
specialize in the financial industry. EJF was founded in 2005 by Emanuel J. Friedman and Neal
Wilson along with a small team of professionals from Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc.
(“FBR”). EJF currently employs approximately 80 professionals across three offices globally
(Arlington, VA, London, England and Shanghai, China).
EJF believes that recent bond market turmoil, along with merger and acquisition activity, payment deferral cures, 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 U.S. insurance companies and banks and CDOs backed by such TruPS, at significant discounts to par value.