"It was the absolute worst time to raise money," says a portfolio manager, commenting on mREITs...

|By:, SA News Editor

"It was the absolute worst time to raise money," says a portfolio manager, commenting on mREITs (REM) who "doubled-down" in Q1 rather than turn money away just ahead of their worst quarter since the financial crisis. Most mREIT managers, of course, are paid based on AUM, giving them an incentive to raise capital at pretty much any time. Firms such as Anworth (ANH) and MFA Financial (MFA) have compensation packages more tied to profits and chose not to join the capital-raising party this year.