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ZAIS Group Strengths

ZAIS Group believes it offers several distinct competitive advantages in the specialized credit space:

1. Investment Experience:

ZAIS Group's senior team has, on average, over 20(1) years of industry experience, covering investment management, fixed income trading, research, investment banking and financial services.

2. Proprietary Analytics:

Since its inception, ZAIS Group has developed a proprietary, integrated analytics platform as a foundation for its investment process. This platform includes a comprehensive private database of corporate CDO and RMBS structures. This platform is also supported by a dedicated analytics team and technology specialists.

3. Customized Solutions Provider:

Established platform and process for providing customized solutions to investors that prefer tailored portfolios. ZAIS Group has created separately managed accounts for large institutional investors that are tailored to those investors’ specific risk and return objectives across a range of investment strategies and asset classes. ZAIS Group prides itself on being a true solutions provider and partner in the specialized credit space.

 

4. Diverse Client Base and Product Mix

Since our inception in 1997, ZAIS Group has built long-term relationships with an international investor base, including public and private pension funds, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, family offices, funds of funds, sovereign wealth funds and investment advisors. ZAIS Group manages assets using a range of strategies and investment vehicles, including hedge funds, separately managed accounts and structured vehicles.

ZAIS has an established track record of investing through multiple market cycles and believes that its performance across these cycles and the credit spectrum in which it invests is largely attributable to several distinguishing elements of its platform:

Disciplined Investing:   ZAIS Group maintains a disciplined approach to credit investing coupled with robust risk mitigation.

Broad Credit Expertise: ZAIS Group’s proficiency at evaluating every level of the capital structure, in both mortgage and corporate credit assets and related derivative securities, enables us to assess relative value effectively and deploy capital opportunistically in what we view as the most attractive investment opportunities.

Flexible Approach: ZAIS Group’s significant infrastructure and technical experience allow us to manage various types of investment vehicles, including separate accounts, commingled funds, permanent capital vehicles and structured credit products, depending on the characteristics of the investment opportunity.

(1) As of March 10, 2016. Senior team members include Investment Committee and Management Advisory Committee members.

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