Omer Ijaz

Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Management

Mr. Ijaz joined EJF in 2011 and oversees the structured product strategy. Mr. Ijaz specializes in the specialty finance, insurance, and banking sectors, and currently leads the credit analysis and trust preferred CDO structuring for the Insurance and Bank Trust Preferred Securities (“TruPS”) team as well as the structuring for bank subordinated debt CDOs.

Mr. Ijaz has designed the framework for twelve EJF sponsored securitizations, totaling approximately $3.8 billion. Mr. Ijaz also manages the investments of legacy TruPS CDOs and some corporate debt.  Mr. Ijaz came to EJF from Merrill Lynch, where he was employed as a summer research analyst in the Global Private Client Division.  Prior to his time at Merrill Lynch, he worked for Citibank N.A. and Muslim Commercial Bank.  Mr. Ijaz earned a BA in Business Economics from the College of Wooster.

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