“This [non-QM] is a new and fresh investment opportunity and provides access to a best-in-class mortgage originator that has been built over the past 12 years,” he said.

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According to its release, Angel Oak purchased $395.5 million of residential mortgage loans in Q2 and an additional $186 million through August 12, growing its portfolio to $1.3 billion. After the IPO, the firm also acquired $500.7 million of other RMBS to quickly deploy the IPO capital into earning assets.

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“The Angel Oak platform that supports our efforts continues to produce high-quality originations, and, in the second quarter, we acquired $395.5 million of new loans, with steady yields even as interest rates have shifted. Finally, we were also very pleased to have completed our IPO in June, in which we raised $176.8 million of capital to fuel further growth in the coming quarters, and we thank our investors and capital markets partners for their support,” Williams said.