Oaktree’s Howard Marks keeps specialisation at the heart of expansion

Trying to get it right

“All you can do is try to be right,” says Howard Marks

“All you can do is try to be right,” says Howard Marks, chairman of the multi-billion asset manager Oaktree Capital Management. This simple phrase sums up Marks’ overarching mantra for Oaktree, one of the oldest and most successful global investment management firms with a particular expertise in credit strategies.

The statement goes to the heart of Marks’ investment philosophy. “We have a good philosophy and approach and exceptional people,” he says. “You can’t excel at everything, so you should

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