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Strategies

Multi-Strategy Structured Credit

ZAIS has invested opportunistically across CLOs, MBS, and High Yield assets as part of its multi-strategy approach to structured credit investing. This strategy draws on our investment team’s breadth of expertise across structured credit asset classes as we continue to seek the better credits at attractive prices.

CLO Tranches

ZAIS has invested opportunistically up and down the capital structure in CLOs, positioning ourselves in response to market conditions. In the past, ZAIS’s strategies in this sector have included Investment Grade, Mezzanine and Equity. Currently, we seek to leverage our credit picking expertise should distressed market conditions arise. This strategy draws on our 20 years of experience as an investor in the CLO asset class and the fundamental credit analysis on underlying loans provided by our leveraged finance team. 

ZAIS Managed CLOs

Since 2014, we have issued approximately 2 CLOs per year through various investment banks. ZAIS has an advantage over CLO managers that are not prepared to comply with risk retention rules that became effective in December 2016, as we formed a Majority-Owned Affiliate in 2015 in anticipation of when the rules became effective.

Structures

Customized Solutions

ZAIS Group offers bespoke solutions for investors in the form of separately managed accounts and funds of one, which are tailored to client’s varying needs, parameters and risk appetites. Separate accounts are customized to meet each investor’s desired risk-return objectives and asset class exposures.

Drawdown Structures

Over our history we have managed over 30 drawdown structures to take advantage of market opportunities as they present themselves. We believe a longer lock structure may be more appropriate for strategies that seek to deploy capital as market opportunities present themselves.

Evergreen Structures

We have experience managing commingled evergreen structures with varied liquidity terms. 

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