About Ellington Credit

In April 2024, we announced a strategic transformation of our investment strategy to focus on corporate collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”). We intend to complete our transition from an MBS-focused company to a CLO-focused company later this year.


We are now focusing on acquiring, investing in, and managing secondary CLO mezzanine debt and equity tranches.

Our primary objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted total returns for our shareholders by making investments that we believe compensate us appropriately for the associated risks. Historically, we aimed to attain this objective by constructing and actively managing a portfolio consisting primarily of residential mortgage-backed securities for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. government agency or a U.S. government-sponsored entity.

We now invest in multiple parts of the CLO capital structure, including mezzanine debt and equity tranches. We select investments for their ability to provide a strong total return to drive a sustainable earnings stream and book value growth over a long-term horizon, rather than focusing just on current yield. We also take a trading-oriented approach, which seeks to take advantage of pricing inefficiencies in the CLO market, as opposed to simply “buy-and-hold.”

We rely on strong risk management, including disciplined liquidity management and selective use of credit hedges, in order to preserve book value during times of stress. We also leverage Ellington’s proprietary technology, analytics and risk management systems to enhance underwriting and investment selection and to guide ongoing portfolio monitoring and surveillance.

Our Manager

Ellington Credit is managed by an affiliate of Ellington Management Group, L.L.C.


Ellington Management Group, L.L.C. (“Ellington”) is a registered investment adviser with deep expertise in diversified credit, mortgage and related markets. Ellington has extensive experience successfully managing CLO investments, including deep credit, structural, and fundamental analysis, understanding of market technicals and dynamics, and strong risk management.

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Assets Under Management



own the firm


Years of average industry experience
of senior portfolio managers

As of 3/31/2024

Why Ellington Credit?

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Drive investment returns through deep credit analysis, understanding of market dynamics, and thoughtful security selection
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Protect book value with strong risk management, including disciplined liquidity management and selective use of hedges to preserve book value during times of stress
Trading-oriented approach to take advantage of pricing inefficiencies, as opposed to simply a “buy-and-hold” strategy
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Capitalize on investment opportunities driven by market inefficiencies

Ellington Credit is led by a board of trustees and a seasoned team of officers with extensive experience investing in structured products, including both buy side and sell side experience.

Meet the team