Annaly Capital Management announced Friday that it promoted David Finkelstein to the position of chief investment officer of agency and RMBS.

Finkelstein has been with Annaly since 2013. He joined the real estate investment trust from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he served as an officer in the markets group. Finkelstein has over 20 years of of fixed income experience.

Along with the Finkelstein’s promotion, Annaly also announced that it promoted Timothy Coffey to the position of chief credit officer.

Coffey will oversee the expanded risk management team for Annaly’s three investment groups: agency and residential credit, commercial real estate, and middle market lending. Coffey has been with the REIT since 2010.

The real estate investment trust has also hired Johanna Griffin as managing director, head of agency and non-agency MBS risk.

Griffin joins Annaly from Barclaysm where she was global head of market risk for securitized products. She has extensive experience analyzing MBS trading strategies and establishing risk frameworks to identify, measure and mitigate risks. 

She has held senior risk roles at UBS AG as a managing director in its fixed income and proprietary hedge fund divisions. 

On the commercial real estate side, the mortgage REIT appointed John Montesi as managing director of syndications. He was previously a senior vice president at GE Capital Real Estate and has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience.

Finally, Paul Mundinger has been hired as a managing director, associated general counsel. He has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real esate attorney and spent the last 23 years with the in-house legal departnment of GE Capital Real Estate,

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