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CAPSTEAD MORTGAGE CORPORATION (CMO)
Capstead Mortgage Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust investing in real estate-related assets and other investment strategies in the United States. Its investments primarily consist of financial assets and residential adjustable-rate mortgage securities issued by government-sponsored entities. Capstead also invests in commercial mortgage assets, including the direct ownership of real estate. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to income tax to the extent it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. Capstead Mortgage Corporation was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (FNM)
Fannie Mae operates in the residential mortgage finance industry. It facilitates the flow of mortgage capital to increase the availability of homeownership for low-, moderate-, and middle-income Americans. Its lender customers are part of the primary mortgage market, where mortgages are originated and funds are loaned to borrowers. Primary market participants include mortgage companies, savings and loan associations, savings banks, commercial banks, credit unions, and state and local housing finance agencies. It provides liquidity in the secondary mortgage market through its two segments, the Portfolio Investment business and the Credit Guaranty business. The Portfolio Investment business has two principal components, a mortgage portfolio and liquid investments. The mortgage portfolio includes mortgage loans, mortgage-related securities, and other investments purchased from lenders, securities dealers, investors, and other market participants. Liquid investments include cash and cash equivalents, nonmortgage investments, and loans held for securitization or sale. The Credit Guaranty business manages the company's mortgage credit risk through asset acquisition practices, use of credit enhancements, active management of the mortgage credit book of business, and loan management. It also shares mortgage credit risk with third parties. The company was established in 1938 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Dynex Capital, Inc., a financial services company, invests in loans and securities consisting of, or secured by, principally single family mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, manufactured housing installment loans, and delinquent property tax receivables. The loans and securities in which the company invests have generally been pooled and pledged as collateral for non-recourse bonds, which provides long-term financing for such loans while limiting credit, interest rate, and liquidity risk. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes, and will not be subject to federal income tax on the amount of its income or gain that is distributed as dividends to shareholders. Dynex Capital was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.
ANNALY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC (NLY)
Annaly Mortgage Management, Inc. engages in the ownership, management, and financing of a portfolio of investment securities. The company invests primarily in mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations, and other mortgage-backed securities representing interests in or obligations backed by pools of mortgage loans. Annaly Mortgage also invests in Federal Home Loan Bank, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and Federal National Mortgage Association debentures. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal corporate income tax, provided that it distributes at least 90% of taxable income to its stockholders. Annaly Mortgage Management was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City.
AMERICA FIRST MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS INC (MFA)
MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company primarily invests in mortgage-backed securities (MBS), which include hybrid and adjustable-rate MBS (ARM-MBS). The company's MBS portfolio primarily consist of ARM-MBS issued or guaranteed by an agency of the United States government, such as the Government National Mortgage Association, as well as by a federally chartered corporation, such as Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. It also invests in multifamily apartment properties located in Georgia, North Carolina, and Nebraska. The company has elected to be treated as REIT for tax purposes. As a REIT, the company is not subject to federal tax laws, provided that it distributes at least 90% of its annual taxable income to its stockholders. MFA Mortgage Investments was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in New York City.
AMERICA FIRST TAX EXEMPT INVESTORS L.P (ATAXZ)
America First Tax Exempt Investors, LP (partnership) engages in acquiring, holding, selling, and dealing with a portfolio of federally tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. These bonds are issued by state and local housing authorities to provide for permanent financing of a student housing property, and multifamily residential properties located in Florida, Indiana, Iowa, South Carolina, Texas, Nebraska, Georgia, and Kentucky, and contain a total of 2,930 rental units. As of December 31, 2004, the partnership owned twelve tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. America First Tax Exempt Investors, LP was formed in 1985 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska.
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (FRE)
Freddie Mac, a financial services company, provides funds for residential mortgages. It conducts its business primarily by buying mortgages from lenders, packaging the mortgages into securities, and selling the securities to investors. The company purchases mortgages from mortgage banking companies, commercial banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and state and local housing finance agencies. Freddie Mac's participation in the secondary mortgage market includes providing its credit guarantee for residential mortgages originated by mortgage lenders, and investing in mortgage loans and mortgage-related securities. Through its credit guarantee activities, Freddie Mac securitizes mortgage loans by issuing mortgage participation certificates to third-party investors. The company also resecuritizes mortgage-related securities that are issued by Freddie Mac or the Government National Mortgage Association, as well as nonagency entities. Freddie Mac also guarantees multifamily mortgage loans that support housing revenue bonds issued by third parties and it guarantees other mortgage loans held by third parties. The company was formed in 1970 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
SECURITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL CORPORATION (SNFCA)
Security National Financial Corporation operates as a holding company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, operates in three segments: Life Insurance, Cemetery and Mortuary, And Mortgage Loans. The Life Insurance segment sells and services funeral plan policies and life insurance, as well as other traditional life and accident, and health insurance products. It also offers single premium deferred annuities, flexible premium deferred annuities, and immediate annuities. The Cemetery and Mortuary segment consists of 6 wholly-owned cemeteries and 12 wholly-owned mortuaries. This segment offers grave spaces, internment vaults, mausoleum crypts and niches, markers, caskets, flowers, and other related products. It also engages in preneed selling of funeral, cemetery, and cremation services, such as professional services of funeral directors, opening and closing of graves, use of chapels and viewing rooms, and use of automobiles and clothing. The Mortgage Loan segment originates and underwrites residential and commercial loans for new construction and existing homes, and real estate projects. As of December 31, 2005, this segment operated through 17 offices in 7 states, and is an approved mortgage lender in 20 states. The company was founded in 1965 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
VESTIN REALTY MORTGAGE I INC (VRTA)
Vestin Fund I, LLC invests in loans secured by real estate through deeds of trust or mortgages in the United States. It invests in raw and unimproved land, acquisition and development, construction, commercial, residential, and bridge loans. It operates primarily in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Vestin Mortgage, Inc. serves as the manager to Vestin Fund I. Vestin Fund I, LLC was founded in 1999 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
DEERFIELD TRIARC CAPITAL CORP (DFR)
Deerfield Triarc Capital Corp., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, operates as a specialty finance company. It invests in real estate-related securities and various other asset classes. The company focuses on investment in residential mortgage-backed securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, consumer asset-backed securities, senior secured and unsecured loans, credit default swaps on senior secured loans, corporate mezzanine loans, high yield corporate bonds, distressed and stressed debt securities, and private equity investments. Deerfield Triarc Capital is managed and advised by Deerfield Capital Management LLC. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code and would not be subject to federal income tax, provided it distributes approximately 90% of its taxable income its stockholders. Deerfield Triarc Capital was organized in 2004 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
VESTIN REALTY MORTGAGE II INC (VRTB)
Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in short-term loans secured by real estate through deeds of trust or mortgages. The company offers various real estate loans, including commercial, construction, acquisition and development, land, and residential loans. It operates in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Vestin Realty Mortgage II has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax provided it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Vestin Realty Mortgage II was founded in 2000 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
DELTA FINANCIAL CORPORATION (DFC)
Delta Financial Corporation, a specialty consumer finance company, engages in the origination, securitization, and sale of nonconforming mortgage loans in the United States. Its loans are primarily secured by first mortgages on one- to four-family residential properties. Delta originates nonconforming loans primarily in 29 states, through wholesale and retail distribution channels; and sells loans on a whole-loan basis. As of July 26, 2005, its loans were originated through a network of approximately 2,300 independent brokers and its 11 retail offices. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Woodbury, New York.
ANWORTH MORTGAGE ASSET CORPORATION (ANH)
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation, a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in the United States agency, and other single-family adjustable-rate and fixed-rate mortgage-backed securities, and residential mortgage loans. Its investment portfolio comprises mortgage-related assets, including mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations, mortgage loans, and other securities representing interests in, or obligations backed by, pools of mortgage loans, which can be readily financed. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to federal income taxes, if it distributes substantially all of the income generated from its operations to its stockholders. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation was formed in 1997 and is based in Santa Monica, California.
Redwood Trust, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the investment and securitization of residential and commercial real estate loans and securities in the United States. The company's primary business involves making jumbo residential real estate loans. It also invests in securities in various real estate loans, such as commercial real estate loans, home equity line of credit loans, real estate collateralized debt obligations, and other real estate assets. The company qualifies as a real estate investments trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. Redwood Trust was founded in 1994 and is based in Mill Valley, California.
HFF, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry in the United States. Its services include debt placement services, investment sales services, and structured finance services. The company also offers private equity, investment banking, and advisory services, including joint ventures; private placements; advisory services for various types of transactions, such as mergers and acquisition, sales and divestitures, management buyouts, and recapitalizations and restructurings; institutional marketing and fund-raising for public and private commercial real estate companies; and note sale and note sales advisory services. In addition, it provides commercial loan servicing for life insurance companies and commercial mortgage backed securities originators. The company's clients include users of capital, such as property owners; and providers of capital, such as lenders and equity investors. As of December 31, 2006, HFF operates 18 offices. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. HFF, Inc. is a subsidiary of HFF Holdings LLC.
INCOME OPPORTUNITY REALTY TRUST (IOT)
Income Opportunity Realty Investors, Inc. operates in the real estate sector in the United States. It invests in equity interests in real estate through direct equity investments and partnerships, and finances real estate and real estate related activities through investments in mortgage loans in Texas. Its portfolio of properties consists of apartments and commercial properties, primarily office buildings. As of September 30, 2005, the company had 10 real estate properties. Income Opportunity was formed in 1984 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
ALESCO FINANCIAL INC (AFN)
Alesco Financial Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm typically invests in real estate and other securities including trust-preferred securities, mortgage backed securities, and corporate loan obligation. Alesco Financial is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
UNITED PANAM FINANCIAL CORPORATION (UPFC)
United PanAm Financial Corp., a specialty finance company, engages primarily in automobile finance and investments. The Automobile Finance segment acquires, holds for investment and services nonprime retail automobile installment sales contracts generated by franchised and independent dealers of used automobiles. The Investments segment acquires bonds funded through repurchase agreements with major investment bankers and includes corporate administration. The company provides financing to borrowers who have limited or impaired credit history that restrict their ability to obtain loans through traditional sources. Its investment portfolio includes overnight deposits, U.S. agency securities, U.S. mortgage backed securities, and mutual funds. Panam Financial is based in Newport Beach, California.
BRT Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in originating and holding for investment senior and junior real estate mortgage loans secured by real property in the United States. It provides commercial real estate financing solutions. The company engages in servicing its loan portfolio, supervising the management of real estate assets owned by the company, and overseeing the activities of joint ventures in which it is involved as an equity participant. It offers first mortgage loans, such as residential, multifamily residential, shopping centers/retail, land, condominium development/ units, industrial buildings; and second mortgage loans and junior participations, such as multifamily residential, retail, and office loans. The company's lending activities focus on operating properties, such as multifamily residential properties, shopping centers, office buildings, industrial buildings, mixed use buildings, and hotels/motels, as well as loans secured by undeveloped real property. It has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the internal revenue code. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal income tax to the extent it distributes 90% of its REIT taxable income to its share holders. BRT was founded in 1972 and is based in Great Neck, New York.
AMERICAN MORTGAGE ACCEPTANCE COMPANY (AMC)
American Mortgage Acceptance Company, a real estate investment trust (REIT), provides commercial real estate finance in the United States. It originates and acquires mezzanine loans, bridge loans, construction loans, insured mortgage pass-through certificates or insured mortgage backed securities, and government-insured first mortgages secured by multifamily housing properties. The company also issues guarantees of construction and permanent financing, and makes standby loan commitments. Further, American Mortgage Acceptance indirectly invests in subordinate commercial mortgage-backed securities and other real estate assets, including nonmultifamily mortgages. As a REIT, the company would not be subject to federal tax to the extent that it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. American Mortgage Acceptance was formed in 1991 and is based in New York City.
LUMINENT MORTGAGE CAPITAL INC (LUM)
Luminent Mortgage Capital, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The trust, together with its subsidiaries, invests primarily in the United States agency and other single-family, adjustable-rate, hybrid adjustable-rate, and fixed rate mortgage-backed securities. Luminent Mortgage elected to be taxed as a REIT. As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its shareholders. Seneca Capital Management LLC serves as the manager to the trust. Luminent Mortgage was organized in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS HOLDING CO (LEND)
Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co. and its subsidiaries (AHLHC) operate as a mortgage banking company in the United States. It originates, finances, securitizes, services, and sells nonprime mortgage loans secured by residential real estate. The company focuses on borrowers who may not meet conforming underwriting guidelines because of loan-to-value ratios, the nature or absence of income documentation, limited credit histories, consumer debt, or past credit difficulties. AHLHC originates loans primarily through independent mortgage brokers and direct sales force. AHLHC's wholesale channel originates nonprime mortgage loans through relationships with businesses that broker mortgage loans, including small mortgage bankers, local banks, and businesses that only broker mortgage loans. Its retail channel originates mortgage loans through branch and centralized retail divisions. As of December 31, 2004, the retail channel originated nonprime mortgage loans through 36 branch locations throughout the United States, as well as through 4 centralized retail offices located in California, Texas, Georgia, and Kansas. AHLHC also engages in acquiring, holding, and managing real estate assets. The company was founded 1990 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION (CFC)
Countrywide Financial Corporation, a holding company, provides mortgage banking and diversified financial services. The company operates in four segments: Mortgage Banking, Banking, Capital Markets, and Insurance. The Mortgage Banking segment originates, purchases, and services mortgage loans, primarily in the form of mortgage-backed securities, as well as provide various loan closing services, such as title, escrow, and appraisal. The Banking segment primarily offers in mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit; deposit products; and other services, including safekeeping, review/certification, release requests, and customer reporting, as well as provides short-term secured financing to mortgage lenders. The Capital Markets segment engages in trading and underwriting mortgage-related fixed-income securities, including mortgage-backed securities, collateralized mortgage obligations, and asset-backed securities; and callable debt, as well as trades securities issued by U.S department of Treasury. This segment also arranges short term financing and acts as a broker of residential mortgage loans. The Insurance segment offers property, casualty, life, and credit insurance, as well as provides reinsurance coverage to primary mortgage insurers. In addition, it provides mortgage loan application processing and servicing on behalf of a financial institution in the United Kingdom. The company, formerly known as OLM Credit Industries, Inc., was founded in 1969 and changed its name to Countrywide Financial Corporation. Countrywide Financial is headquartered in Calabasas, California.
CBRE REALTY FINANCE INC (CBF)
CBRE Realty Finance, Inc. operates as a commercial real estate specialty finance company. It primarily focuses on originating, acquiring, investing, financing, and managing a diversified portfolio of commercial real estate related loans and securities in North America. The company's investment portfolio comprises investments in various asset classes, including whole loans; subordinated interests in first mortgage real estate loans; mezzanine loans related to commercial real estate; commercial mortgage-backed securities; and joint venture investments, including joint venture interests in entities that own real estate, preferred equity, and other structured debt and equity products. It also invests in various commercial real estate assets that include acquisitions of real property, net leased property, distressed and stressed debt securities, RMBS, and CDOs, as well as equity and debt issued by REITs or other real estate companies. The company has elected to qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U. S. federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it would not be subject to U. S. federal income tax if at least 90% of its REIT taxable income is distributed to its stockholders. CBRE Realty Finance Management, LLC serves as the manager of the company. CBRE Realty Finance was founded in 2005 and is based in Hartford, Connecticut.
HANOVER CAPITAL MORTGAGE HOLDINGS INC (HCM)
Hanover Capital Mortgage Holdings, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in subordinate mortgage-backed securities and loans that collateralize mortgage-backed securities. Its subsidiary, Hanover Capital Partners, Ltd., offers consulting and outsourced services, including loan due diligence (credit and compliance) on various mortgage products; quality control reviews of newly originated mortgage loans; operational reviews of loan origination and servicing operations; mortgage assignment services; loan collateral reviews; loan document rectification; and temporary staffing services to commercial banks, mortgage banks, government agencies, credit unions, and insurance companies. The company's other subsidiary, HanoverTrade, Inc., provides loan sale advisory services, including brokerage, asset valuation, and consulting services; and technology software solutions for third parties in the mortgage industry, as well as brokers loan pools, mortgage servicing rights, and other similar assets through an Internet-based exchange. It licenses its software technology to government agencies and financial institutions that originate and/or trade financial assets. The company has elected to be treated as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes approximately 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Hanover Capital Mortgage Holdings was organized in 1997 and is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey.
NOVASTAR FINANCIAL INC (NFI)
NovaStar Financial, Inc. and subsidiaries operate as a specialty finance company that originates, purchases, invests in, and services residential nonconforming loans in the United States. It offers a range of mortgage loan products to borrowers. The company operates through three segments: Mortgage Portfolio Management, Mortgage Lending and Loan Servicing, and Branch Operations. The Mortgage Portfolio Management segment invests in assets generated primarily from its origination and purchase of nonconforming, single family, and residential mortgage loans. It provides finance by issuing asset-backed bonds and entering into reverse repurchase agreements. This segment's mortgage securities include AAA and nonrated interest only, prepayment penalty, overcollateralization, and other subordinated mortgage securities. The Mortgage Lending and Loan Servicing segment originates and purchases primarily nonconforming and single-family residential mortgage loans through its mortgage securities investment portfolio loan origination network, which includes wholesale loan brokers, correspondent institutions, and direct to consumer operations. It retains interests in the nonconforming loans. This segment also underwrites, processes, funds, and services the nonconforming mortgage loans. The Branch Operation segment provides an additional source for mortgage loan originations, which it sells either in securitizations or in outright sales to third parties. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT). As a REIT, it would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes atleast 90% of its taxable income to its shareholders. NovaStar Financial was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Kansas, Missouri.
DORAL FINANCIAL CORPORATION (DRL)
Doral Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company, engages in mortgage banking, banking, institutional securities operations, and insurance agency activities in the New York City metropolitan area and in Puerto Rico. It provides various mortgage loan products secured by single family residences. The company offers Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Administration loans, Rural Housing Service loans, conforming conventional loans, nonconforming loans, second mortgage loans, home equity mortgage loans, and other mortgage loans. It also engages in the commercial banking activities, through its Doral Bank PR subsidiary. As of December 31, 2004, Doral Bank PR operated through 40 branches in Puerto Rico. In addition, Doral Financial originates residential mortgage, construction, and commercial loans secured by multifamily buildings, as well as consumer loans, unsecured commercial loans, and loans secured by undeveloped real property. Further, the company provides institutional brokerage, financial advisory, and investment banking services. Additionally, it acts as an agent in connection with the issuance of insurance policies by unaffiliated insurance companies. Doral Financial was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
IMPAC MORTGAGE HOLDINGS INC (IMH)
Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. operates as a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT), which engages in the acquisition, origination, sale, and securitization of nonconforming Alt-A mortgages. The company's operations include long-term investment, mortgage, and warehouse lending. The long-term investment operations primarily invest in adjustable rate and fixed rate Alt-A mortgages that are acquired and originated by the mortgage operations. They also originate and invest in small-balance, multifamily residential mortgages. The mortgage operations acquire, originate, sell, and securitize primarily adjustable rate and fixed rate Alt-A mortgages, as well as sub-prime mortgages from correspondents, mortgage brokers, and retail customers. The warehouse lending operations provide short-term financing to mortgage loan originators, including the mortgage operations, by funding mortgages from their closing date until they are sold to preapproved investors. The company has elected to qualify as a REIT for tax purposes and must distribute at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders, of which 85% must be distributed within the taxable year in order to avoid the imposition of an excise tax. Impac Mortgage Holdings was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.