Our Firm

Headquartered in New York City, OWS is 100% employee-owned with more than 100 employees and over $6.5 billion* of assets under management.  OWS’s global investor base is primarily institutional, including pensions and sovereign wealth funds. David Sherr founded OWS in 2008.

At OWS, we strive to build strategic and long-term partnerships with our investors.  Our goal is to provide an undeniable value proposition by delivering on all expectations, providing transparency and adherence to sound governance practices.

Investment strategies are focused on generating attractive risk-adjusted returns across an actively managed portfolio of primarily asset-based and structured credit opportunities.  OWS combines an experienced and robust fundamental value approach to security selection with quantitative risk and return metrics to seek to create attractive investment strategies and return profiles.  Our investment strategies deploy capital in opportunities primarily across a diversified portfolio of structured credit and structured finance securities, as well as other financial (consumer loan) and real asset (residential and commercial real estate) debt investments.

Through its wholly-owned direct lending subsidiaries, OWS provides commercial mortgage loan origination, underwriting, and asset management services. These mortgage subsidiaries operate as standalone businesses branded as OWS Real Estate Finance, LLC.

OWS registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an Investment Adviser in June 2009 and with the CFTC as Commodity Pool Operator in January 2013.*

* 3/1/2024 firmwide AUM

* Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training