EJF Capital LLC (“EJF”) is an SEC-registered¹, employee-owned alternative asset management firm headquartered outside of Washington, DC. EJF manages approximately $7.7 billion² of hedge, separately managed accounts, and private equity assets, as well as $2.7 billion of CDO assets through its affiliates. EJF was founded in 2005 by Manny Friedman and Neal Wilson along with a small team of professionals from Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (“FBR”). EJF currently employs approximately 85 professionals across three offices globally (Arlington, VA, London, England and Shanghai, China).
Prior to launching EJF, Mr. Friedman was the co-founder and Co-CEO of FBR for more than fifteen years. Mr. Friedman possesses more than 40 years of experience in the U.S. securities industry with a particular expertise in banks and financials. Mr. Wilson previously managed both the Alternative Asset Investments and the Private Wealth Management groups at FBR, and served as a Branch Chief with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC.
¹Registering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not imply any level of skill or training.
²Firm AUM includes $291.4 million of uncalled capital