Hey Hedge Fund Managers, You Should Have Started a Mortgage REIT

Bloomberg, Jan. 21, 2016–Perlberg, Heather

Mortgage-REIT executives are uniquely positioned when their firms fall on hard times. Unlike at hedge funds and other firms where managers’ pay is tied to performance, most mortgage-REIT executives are compensated based on the size of their publicly traded companies, and receive a percentage of total shareholder equity whether they win or lose.