Semper hires Zach Cooper as Deputy CIO, building on strong AUM growth in structured credit strategies

Aug 03, 2015, 15:13 ET from Semper Capital Management, L.P.

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Semper Capital Management, a boutique investment manager specializing in structured credit, has hired Zachary Cooper as Deputy CIO. Mr. Cooper will be based in New York, and will be responsible for a number of Semper's mortgage-centric funds. Mr. Cooper brings with him the Treesdale Rising Rates Strategy Fund, a fund that trades mortgage derivatives for gains in a rising rate environment. The Fund will join the range of Semper product offerings.

"I am really looking forward to working with the team of outstanding investment professionals on Semper's growing platform, on a variety of timely product offerings," said Mr. Cooper.

"We're very excited to have Zach on board," said CEO Greg Parsons. "Not only will he add depth to our existing portfolio management skillsets – we're excited for him to provide leadership in new growth as we expand our strategies and products in alternatives."

Semper's discretionary assets in mortgage strategies have more than doubled since 2012, growing from $450 million in 2012 to over $900 million today. Growth has been led by Semper's mortgage-backed securities mutual funds, which have over $340 million in assets, as well as the Semper MIDAS Absolute Return Strategy, which has over $200 million in assets.

Mr. Cooper is a structured products veteran with over 18 years of investment experience. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.

About Semper Capital Management, L.P.
Semper Capital is an independent investment management firm specializing in residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities. Semper offers institutional and high net worth investors access to multiple mortgage-centric investment platforms, ranging from private absolute return to public index-based strategies.  Semper is Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified and has been an SEC-registered investment advisor since 1992.  For more information, visit  For more information about the mutual funds visit

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