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Annaly Capital Expands Management Team

The new team to involve in a range of activities at Annaly and its subsidiaries

Annaly Capital Management, a New York based firm that manages assets on behalf of institutional and individual investors globally, has hired several new members to its management team.

Reportedly, they are involved in a range of activities at Annaly and its wholly-owned subsidiaries RCap Securities, a broker-dealer and Fixed Income Discount Advisory, a registered investment advisor.

The new personnel include: Kevin Keyes, managing director – capital markets. He recently worked as head of global real estate, technology and clean energy capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Robert Karner, executive vice president and head of investments for CreXus Investment, managed by Fixed Income Discount Advisory. He most recently served as co-head of Morgan Stanley’s domestic CMBS syndication desk.

Jeff Conti, executive vice president and head of underwriting for CreXus Investment. Earlier, he worked as a managing director in the fixed income and real estate group of TIAA-CREF, where he was a regional head of commercial mortgage originations.

Laura Zwak DeMare, executive vice president. He most recently worked as head of global marketing for distressed structured products at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Mary Rooney, executive vice president. Formerly, served as the head of global credit strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

John Frost, vice president. Earlier, he managed trading operations, trading positions and client relationships for these activities, most recently at Morgan Stanley.

Mike Iannetta, vice president. Mr. Iannetta’s career spans over 20 years of experience in securities lending activities, predominantly at Morgan Stanley.

Anthony Green, deputy general counsel. Mr. Green was a partner at the law firm K&L Gates in Washington, DC.

Michael Farrell, chairman, CEO and president of Annaly, said: “Annaly continues to grow the scope of its asset management and broker dealer activities and I am pleased that we are able to add such capable professionals to help drive that growth. Our subsidiaries diversify and enhance our business profile, and I am confident that these individuals will make a positive contribution to our team.”