EJF Investments Manager LLC

EJF Investments Manager LLC is a subsidiary of EJF Capital LLC (“EJF”), a global asset management firm focused primarily on regulatory event-driven investing within the financial sector.  EJF was founded in 2005 by Emanuel J. Friedman and Neal J. Wilson and is headquartered just outside of Washington D.C., with additional offices in London and Shanghai.

Key Professionals

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Neal J. Wilson

Chief Executive Officer and Investment Committee Member

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.

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Emanuel J. Friedman

Chairman, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Investment Committee Member

Mr. Friedman serves as the Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer for EJF Investments Manager LLC and is a member of its Investment Committee. In addition to serving as the Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer for EJF Investments Manager LLC, Mr. Friedman co-founded EJF Capital LLC (“EJF”), a global institutional alternative asset management firm that has been at the forefront of regulatory, event-driven investing in financials and real estate.  Over the course of his 40+ year career in capital markets and asset management, Mr. Friedman has structured and built numerous innovative investment strategies that have focused on some of the most powerful trends in the financial sector driven by regulatory change.  Prior to forming EJF, Mr. Friedman was a founder and the former Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (“FBR”).  At FBR, Mr. Friedman assisted in designing property and mortgage REIT vehicles.  Throughout the 1990s, Mr. Friedman was active in building out FBR’s alternative asset management platform.  He was instrumental in the creation of hedge, private equity and venture capital funds at FBR, and maintains an extensive network of contacts within the CDO, hedge fund, and private equity fund communities.  Mr. Friedman received his BA in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his JD from Georgetown University.

 

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Lindsay J. Sparacino

Co-Chief Investment Officer and Investment Committee Member

Ms. Sparacino serves as the Co-Chief Investment Officer of EJF Investments Manager LLC and is a member of its Investment Committee. In addition to serving as the Co-Chief Investment Officer for EJF Investments Manager LLC, Ms. Sparacino serves as Managing Director at EJF Capital LLC (“EJF”). While at EJF, Ms. Sparacino has worked on numerous investment strategies, including public and private equity and debt investments and investments in real estate-related securities.  Prior to joining EJF, Ms. Sparacino worked in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at FBR, where she helped manage more than $5 billion of real estate equity capital market transactions.  Ms. Sparacino has also served on the boards of certain private real estate companies.  Ms. Sparacino has a BS in Finance from Indiana University.  Ms. Sparacino is a CFA charterholder.

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Peter A. Stage

Chief Financial Officer and Investment Committee Member

Mr. Stage serves as the Chief Financial Officer of EJF Investments Manager LLC and is a member of its Investment Committee. In addition to serving as the Chief Financial Officer for EJF Investments Manager LLC, Mr. Stage serves as Senior Managing Director at EJF Capital Ltd and is a member of the Executive Committee for EJF Capital LLC. Mr. Stage is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in the European fixed income, equity and private markets with a focus on the banking sector.  Mr. Stage was previously Head of Credit Research at F&C Asset Management (“F&C”) where he also analyzed the banking sector.  Prior to joining F&C in 2008, Mr. Stage was Head of Credit at Gordian Knot Limited, an investment management company, which he joined in 1998 as a bank analyst.  Mr. Stage holds a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester.

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Hammad W. Khan

Senior Managing Director and Investment Committee Member

Mr. Khan serves as the Senior Managing Director of EJF Investments Manager LLC and is a member of its Investment Committee. In addition to serving as Senior Managing Director for EJF Investments Manager LLC, Mr. Khan serves as Senior Managing Director at EJF Capital Ltd. Mr. Khan is responsible for identifying investment opportunities in the European fixed income markets with a focus on the banking and ABS sectors. Mr. Khan previously worked at Oak Circle Capital LLC (“Oak Circle”) in New York as a Credit Analyst where he analysed opportunities within the U.S. RMBS & CMBS sectors.  Prior to joining Oak Circle, Mr. Khan worked at Ivy Square Ltd. and Ceres Capital Partners LLC in New York where he analysed investment opportunities in the credit markets, modelled complex structured deals and aided with trading/operations.  Mr. Khan holds a BA in International Economics from Suffolk University in Boston.

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Matt R. Gill

Accounting Director

Mr. Gill is responsible for various accounting and financial reporting functions for EJF Investments Ltd. Prior to joining EJF Investments Manager LLC, he spent 7 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers managing assurance engagements for both London listed and private alternate investment funds focused on debt origination, asset backed securities and private equity. Mr. Gill also managed reporting accountant engagements for investment fund initial price offerings on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Gill is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and is a CFA charterholder. Mr. Gill holds a BSc. (Hons) in Physics from the University of Leeds.