Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Emanuel Friedman

CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, EJF Capital LLC


Emanuel Friedman is CEO and co-CIO of EJF Capital, which he co-founded in 2005 following his retirement from Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. (now known as Arlington Asset Investment Corporation). He is a founder and the former co-chairman and co-CEO of FBR. He has more than 40 years of capital markets and asset management experience. Throughout the 1990s, he 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 of FBR, and maintains an extensive network of contacts within the CDO, hedge fund and private equity fund communities. In April 1998, he was awarded the CEO of the Year Award by George Washington University. He was honored for his outstanding leadership skills, demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals in the most challenging business environments, dedication to the community and commitment to education. He began his career in the securities industry in 1973 at Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.

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