ZAIS Financial Corp. invests in residential mortgage loans. The company owns GMFS, LLC (GMFS), a mortgage banking platform, which originates, sells and services residential mortgage loans and the company acquires performing, re-performing and newly originated loans through other channels. The company also invests in, finances and manages residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) that are not issued or guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), or an agency of the U.S. Government, such as Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (non-Agency RMBS) with an emphasis on securities that, when originally issued, were rated in the highest rating category by one or more of the nationally recognized statistical rating organizations and mortgage servicing rights (MSRs). The company also has the discretion to invest in RMBS that are issued or guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation or a U.S. Government agency (Agency RMBS), including through To-Be-Announced contracts, and in other real estate-related and financial assets, such as interest only strips created from RMBS (IOs). The company refers collectively to its assets as its ‘target assets’. Tax Status The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. As a result, the company is not subject to federal or state income taxation at the corporate level to the extent it distributes annually approximately 90% of its REIT taxable income to its shareholders and satisfies certain other requirements. History ZAIS Financial Corp. was founded in 2011. The company was incorporated in Maryland in 2011.
zais financial corp (ZFC:New York)
Two Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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