Michael J. Malter

Chairman of the Board

Michael J. Malter, age 58, has served as a trustee of RAIT Financial Trust since November 2015. He is a retired investment banker having served in a variety of senior management positions at JPMorgan Chase & Co., or JPM, a financial services firm, and its predecessor firms from 1988 until 2005. He retired as the Co-Head of the Global Financial Institutions Group of JPM in 2005. From 2003 to 2005, he was responsible for oversight of JPM’s banking and investment banking activities with banks and other financial institutions; oversaw mergers and acquisitions assignments, strategic advisory work, capital raising, hedging and derivatives assignments and lending; and was a member of the management committee of JPM’s investment banking division. From 2001 to 2003, he was responsible for JPM’s structured finance businesses in North America and the investment grade capital markets and origination business and was a member of the management committee of the North American Credit Markets Division. In the period from 1988 to 2001, he held a series of management positions with JPM’s predecessors responsible for commercial mortgage loan origination, securitization and trading, asset-backed securities and conduit lending. Mr. Malter currently serves as a director or member of the advisory committee of four investment vehicles that each use Varadero Capital, L.P., an SEC registered investment adviser, as their respective investment manager. Several of these investment vehicles use strategies that focus primarily on investing in asset-backed securities, including investment- and non-investment-grade residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations.