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Asset Classes

Structured Credit

ZAIS Group’s structured credit investment team focuses on the corporate debt markets and looks to capitalize on market dislocations across the corporate credit spectrum.

Investments include:

  • Collateralized Loan Obligations
  • Collateralized Bond Obligations
  • Collateralized Synthetic Obligations
  • Credit Default Swaps

Structured Products

ZAIS Group’s structured products investment team is focused on the residential mortgage, commercial mortgage and asset-backed sectors and aims to identify market inefficiencies and dislocations in each sector.

Investments include:

  • Non-agency Residential Mortgage Backed Securities
  • Agency Residential Mortgage Backed Securities
  • Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities
  • Credit Risk Transfer
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Consumer Asset Backed Securities

Leveraged Finance

ZAIS’s leveraged finance team manages ZAIS CLOs and invests in the underlying leveraged loans. Since establishing the leveraged finance business in 2013 we have issued 6 CLOs.

The team seeks to identify attractive risk-adjusted returns drawing on its investing experience across the credit spectrum for portfolio construction. Beyond the fundamental credit work the team employs to construct the portfolio, our leveraged finance team actively monitors and repositions the portfolio throughout the reinvestment period.

Investments include:

  • Leveraged loans

High Yield

ZAIS’s high yield team seeks to provide an alternative to traditional high yield exposure. Our core fixed income strategies focus on absolute total returns over a complete market cycle with diversified long and short exposure to the US corporate fixed income markets. The team purchases high yield bonds for some of ZAIS’s commingled products and also manages leveraged high yield funds in separately managed account (SMA) structures.

Investments include:

  • High Yield Bonds
  • Investment Grade Bonds
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