CMBS appears to be the asset du jour for the hedge fund crowd, getting a mention as a favored...

|By:, SA News Editor

CMBS appears to be the asset du jour for the hedge fund crowd, getting a mention as a favored spot from Boaz Weinstein, Tom Kempner, and Jamie Dinan at a recent conference. Formally just a residential player, Annaly (NLY) is buyer with its proposed acquisition of CreXus (CXS). Among stocks benefitting from better commercial real estate performance: WD, ARI, SFI, GKK. Others?