RED BANK, N.J., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ZAIS Group, LLC ("ZAIS Group"), a leading alternative investment manager that specializes in structured credit, today announced it has recently made two senior hires in its London Office, Ahrash Daneshvar as Managing Director and Iris Arrington as Vice President of Client Relations. Mr. Daneshvar comes to ZAIS Group with nearly two decades of experience in structured credit and derivatives, and will focus on the firm's credit derivatives and quantitative trading strategies. Arrington, who joins ZAIS Group from Marathon Asset Management where she was Vice President of Investor Relations and Sales, is responsible for managing and developing relationships with ZAIS Group's clients and investors in Europe. "With low to negative interest rates meaningfully dampening prospects for strong returns in traditional fixed income, numerous inefficiencies are developing in structured credit investments which we believe will make them appealing over the next few years," said Christian Zugel, founder and Chief Investment Officer of ZAIS Group. "In anticipation of the expected opportunity in structured credit, we are fortunate to be able to bring on board two extremely accomplished individuals, Ahrash Daneshvar and Iris Arrington. We believe that our current investors are aware of the significant value on the horizon in the structured credit space, and our new hires will take this message to prospective investors." Mr. Daneshvar added: "There are very few players in the structured credit space with the deep sector specific knowledge and track record of ZAIS Group. I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of this well-respected, cutting edge organization and am looking forward to all the future holds."