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What We Do

ZAIS Group Strategies

Multi-Strategy Structured Credit

ZAIS has invested opportunistically across CLOs, MBS, ABS and underlying loans backing these various asset classes 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 competitive risk adjusted returns across all of these credit sectors.

CLO Tranches

ZAIS has invested opportunistically at all levels of the capital structure in CLOs, positioning our holdings in response to market conditions. In the past, ZAIS's strategies in this sector have included Investment Grade, Mezzanine and Equity. Currently, we will seek to leverage our credit selection 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 two CLOs per year through various investment banks. The members of the ZAIS Leveraged Loan Investment Committee have, on average, over 30 years of industry experience and our team has been recognized by Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan, Citi and CreditFlux.

How We Do It

ZAIS Group 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 client'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 structure with a longer lock-up of capital 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.