EJF Investments Ltd
EJF Investments Ltd (“EJFI” or the “Company”) is a closed‐end fund that trades on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of London Stock Exchange plc under the symbol “EJFI.” EJFI seeks to generate attractive risk adjusted returns by investing in opportunities created by regulatory and structural changes impacting the financial services sector. These opportunities are anticipated to include structured debt and equity, loans, bonds, preference shares, convertible notes and private equity, in both cash and synthetic formats issued by entities domiciled in the US, UK and Europe.
Board of Directors
Joanna Dentskevich, a Jersey resident, has over 30 years of risk, finance and investment banking experience gained in London and Asia and now sits on the board of a number of investment companies and financial services businesses. Prior to moving to Jersey in 2008, she was Director, Global Markets Risk at Deutsche Bank, Global Head of Derivative Customer Valuations at Morgan Stanley, and Chief Risk Officer of a London based hedge fund. Joanna is a Director of the London main market listed company, GCP Asset Backed Income Fund Ltd and the Royal Bank of Scotland International where she is also Chair of the risk committee. Joanna is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
Alan Dunphy, a Jersey resident, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and moved to Jersey in 1998 to join the Assurance and Business Advisory Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers and Lybrand). Alan has over 20 years of experience in the offshore financial industry and currently works for LGL Trustees as a director on fund and corporate client structures. Before joining LGL Trustees in June 2014, he was Managing Director of a global fund management group, Bennelong Asset Management and a Director of Capita Fiduciary Group in Jersey prior to which he was at Abacus Financial Services Group.
Chair of the Management Engagement Committee
Nick Watkins, a Jersey resident, is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, having started his career as a corporate tax lawyer with Dechert LLP in London in 1997. He is currently a Partner and Director of Altair Partners Limited, which provides independent directors to funds and regulated entities. Prior to joining Altair in 2014, he was Global Head of Transaction Management for Deutsche Bank’s Alternative Fund Services division. Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2010, Nick worked for six and a half years with Citco Trustees in the Cayman Islands, where he was Assistant Managing Director and Senior in-house Counsel. Before joining Citco, he worked as Legal Services Manager for Abacus Trust Company in the Isle of Man.
Neal J. Wilson
Mr. Wilson serves as the Chief Executive Officer for EJF Investments Manager LLC and is a member of its Investment Committee. In addition to serving as the Chief Executive Officer for EJF Investments Manager LLC, Mr. Wilson is a founding member of EJF Capital LLC and serves as its Co-Chief Executive Officer. Prior to forming EJF Capital LLC, Mr. Wilson served as a Senior Managing Director for both the Alternative Asset Investments and Private Wealth Management groups at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (“FBR”). Prior to joining FBR, he was a Senior Securities Attorney at Dechert LLP and a Branch Chief in the Division of Enforcement at the US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Urban Exposure Finance Limited and a member of the Board of Trustees of Hood College. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Sidwell Friends School for five years until 2018. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools Employee Pension for nine years until 2013 and in 2014 received a Distinguished Service Award from Montgomery County for his contributions. In June 2014, Mr. Wilson served as Co-Chair of the Bridges Gala for the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities Bridges from School to Work Program. He received his BA from Columbia University and his JD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Committees of the Board
Audit and Risk Committee
Alan Dunphy (Chair) | Joanna Dentskevich | Nick Watkins
Management Engagement Committee
Nick Watkins (Chair) | Joanna Dentskevich | Alan Dunphy