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ZAIS Group, LLC

ZAIS Group, LLC (“ZAIS”) is an alternative credit manager with twenty years of experience investing in the structured credit markets. Founded in 1997 and based in Red Bank, NJ, ZAIS has invested across multiple credit cycles at various levels in the capital structures of corporate and asset-backed securities.  Our experience provides us with an understanding of how structured credit markets work as we strive to derive value in a sector that is often misunderstood.

ZAIS has approximately $4.14 billion in assets under management. We offer a broad platform of complementary and diverse products, ranging from commingled funds to bespoke strategies in managed accounts and special situation vehicles to meet our clients’ varying needs. ZAIS’s investments have traditionally included CLOs, Non-Agency RMBS, CMBS and other credit products throughout North America and Europe. 

 

 

 
[1] As of September 30, 2017. ZAIS Group’s AUM is primarily comprised of (i) total assets for mark-to-market funds and separately managed accounts; (ii) uncalled capital commitments, if any, for funds that are not in liquidation; and (iii) for issued structured vehicles, all assets being managed calculated per the management fee basis methodology defined in the respective vehicles’ indentures, although in certain circumstances some or all of the referenced management fees may be waived. AUM also includes assets in the warehouse phase for new structured credit vehicles and is based on actual assets managed without reductions for leverage and most other liabilities and includes all assets regardless of whether management fees are being earned. ZAIS Group’s September 30, 2017 AUM uses values for certain structured vehicles that have been determined prior to September 30, 2017 based on the most recent trustee report received as of June 30, 2017 for the relevant vehicle.
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