Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (Annaly) is a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company's principal business objectives are to generate net income for distribution to its stockholders from its investments and capital preservation. Its portfolio also includes residential credit investments, such as credit risk transfer securities and non-agency mortgage-backed securities. Its business operations primarily consist of Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc. (ACREG), which specializes in originating or acquiring, financing and managing commercial loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities and other commercial real estate-related assets; Annaly Middle Market Lending LLC (MML), which engages in corporate middle market lending transactions, and RCap Securities, Inc. (RCap), which operates as a broker-dealer, and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). It is managed by Annaly Management Company LLC.