Manny Friedman

Manny Friedman

Formal First Name
Emanuel (Manny)

Manny Friedman is the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer of EJF Capital, an institutional asset management firm he co-founded in 2005. He is a well-known securities industry professional with over 40 years of experience in capital markets and asset management. Throughout his career, Friedman has structured and built numerous innovative investment strategies that have focused on some of the most powerful trends in the financial sector driven by regulatory change. He maintains an extensive network of contacts within the CDO, hedge fund, and private equity fund communities.

Professional Experience

Academic History


            • Friedman began his career in 1973 at Legg Mason Wood Walker.
            • He was awarded the CEO of the Year Award by George Washington University in April 1998.
            • He and his wife established EJF Philanthropies to serve as the umbrella for their charitable giving in their core areas of interest.
            • He has been viewed by some as one of the thought leaders for the Opportunity Zone program.
            • He has spoken on the topic in many industry forums.