Director of Capital Markets


As Director of capital markets, Zach Halpern is responsible for supervising all capital markets activity, including placement of Dwight Capital originated mortgages and pipeline hedging. Zach is also Chief Investment Officer and partner at Dwight Securities Management where he is primarily responsible for portfolio investment decisions, hedging, and risk management.  Zach has spent years building relationships in the CMBS market and possesses an expert understanding of structure and trading.

Zach began his career as an institutional money manager at Lord Abbett (2008-2012), where he was responsible for the management of a book of CMBS and asset backed securities. In 2012, Zach moved to Royal Bank of Canada where he established the first CMBS trading Platform with RBC’s proprietary trading group (GAT). In 2014, Zach joined Dwight Capital as the Director of Capital Markets. Zach received his B.S. degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University and also holds a CFA designation.