Strong Insider Buying Reported in REM Holdings

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (REM) shows an impressive 28.4% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.

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Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc ( HASI), which makes up 0.45% of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (REM), has seen 4 directors and officers purchase shares in the past six months, according to the recent Form 4 data. The ETF holds a total of $6,051,620 worth of HASI, making it the #31 largest holding. The table below details the recent insider buying activity observed at HASI:

HASI — last trade: $14.22 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
03/14/2014 Jeffrey Eckel Chairman, Dir, President & CEO 1,500 $14.58 $21,874.95
03/14/2014 Steven Chuslo GENERAL COUNSEL & EVP 5,000 $14.45 $72,256.00
08/19/2014 M. Rhem Wooten Executive Vice President 1,400 $14.59 $20,425.86
08/20/2014 Nathaniel Rose Senior Vice President & CIO 10,000 $14.47 $144,660.00

And ZAIS Financial Corp ( ZFC), the #35 largest holding among components of the iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF (REM), shows 7 directors and officers as recently filing Form 4's indicating purchases. The ETF holds $2,303,188 worth of ZFC, which represents approximately 0.17% of the ETF's total assets at last check. The recent insider buying activity observed at ZFC is detailed in the table below:

ZFC — last trade: $18.74 — Recent Insider Buys:

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
08/19/2014 Daniel Mudge Director 3,000 $18.80 $56,400.00
08/18/2014 Brian Hargrave Chief Investment Officer 1,000 $18.69 $18,690.00
08/18/2014 James Zinn Director 2,650 $18.59 $49,263.50
08/18/2014 Michael Szymanski CEO, President and Director 5,300 $18.50 $98,050.00
08/19/2014 Christian Zugel Director 30,000 $18.93 $567,900.00
08/20/2014 Marran H. Ogilvie Director 1,140 $18.71 $21,325.20
08/21/2014 Nisha Motani Chief Accounting Officer 1,800 $18.72 $33,696.00
08/26/2014 Marran H. Ogilvie Director 1,560 $19.04 $29,699.00

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