Chimera Investment Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company, through its subsidiaries, invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, real estate-related securities, and various other asset classes. Its targeted asset classes include non-agency RMBS, such as investment-grade and non-investment grade classes; agency RMBS; insured loans; and first or second lien loans secured by multifamily properties, mixed residential or other commercial properties, retail properties, office properties, and industrial properties. The company?s other asset-backed (ABS) securities include commercial mortgage-backed securities, debt and equity tranches of collateralized debt obligations, and consumer and non-consumer ABS, as well as hedging instruments. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its share holders. Chimera Investment Corporation was founded in 2007 and is based in New York, New York.