Annaly Capital Management, Inc. owns a portfolio of real estate related investments in the United States. The company invests in various types of agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments; acquires, finances, and manages commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related assets; and operates as a broker-dealer. It also provides corporate middle market lending transaction services; and acquires residential mortgage loans and provides warehouse financing to residential mortgage originators. The company is qualified as a real estate investment trust (REIT) under the Internal Revenue Code. As a REIT, its net income would be exempt from federal taxation to the extent that it is distributed as dividends to shareholders. Annaly Capital Management, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in New York, New York.