Annaly Capital Management Inc is a mortgage REIT company. The Company owns a portfolio of real estate related investments, including mortgage pass-through certificates, collateralized mortgage obligations, agency callable debentures & other securities representing interests in or obligations backed by pools of mortgage loans, commercial real estate assets and corporate loans. Its principal business objective is to generate net income for distribution to its stockholders from its investments. The Company is externally managed by Annaly Management Company LLC (the Manager). The Company's business operations comprised of the following: Annaly, the parent company, which invests in various types of Agency mortgage-backed securities and related derivatives to hedge these investments. Annaly Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc. (ACREG, formerly known as CreXus Investment Corp. (CreXus)), a wholly-owned subsidiary that was acquired during the second quarter of 2013 which specializes in acquiring, financing and managing commercial real estate loans and other commercial real estate debt, commercial mortgage-backed securities and other commercial real estate-related assets. RCap Securities, Inc. (RCap), a wholly-owned subsidiary which operates as a broker-dealer, and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Fixed Income Discount Advisory Company (FIDAC), a wholly-owned subsidiary which manages an affiliated real estate investment trust (REIT) for which it earns fee income. Annaly Middle Market Lending LLC (MML) (formerly known as Charlesfort Capital Management LLC), a wholly-owned subsidiary which engages in corporate middle market lending transactions. Shannon Funding LLC (Shannon), a wholly-owned subsidiary which acquires residential mortgage loans and provides warehouse financing to residential mortgage originators in the United States.