Howard Marks

Mr. Marks is co-founder and co-Chairman of Oaktree, where he spends most of his time determining and communicating regarding the firm’s strategic posture.  In addition to leading Oaktree, he is well known for the “memos to Oaktree clients” he has written over the last 31 years and his books, The Most Important Thing (2011) and Mastering the Market Cycle (2018).   Mr. Marks holds a B.S.Ec. degree cum laude in finance from the Wharton School and an M.B.A. in accounting and marketing from the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago.  He is a CFA® charterholder; member of the Investment Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; member of the Investment Committee of the Royal Drawing School in London; and Emeritus Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, where from 2000 to 2010 he chaired the Investment Board.