Bruce Flatt, Howard Marks

Marks and Flatt exclusive interviews: How ‘Brooktree’ reshapes the landscape

It’s all in the timing, or is it? We speak with Howard Marks and Bruce Flatt about the deal that has everyone talking.

‘Brookfield aims to be relevant at every point in the cycle’ – Flatt

In buying Oaktree and capturing its credit business, Brookfield now has capital to serve its clients at all times, says chief executive Bruce Flatt.

Howard Marks on the Oaktree-Brookfield tie-up

Oaktree Capital Management wasn’t looking for a partner when Brookfield Asset Management approached it about a deal. Founder and industry luminary Howard Marks talks PEI through the transaction, and what lies ahead for private markets.

Abraaj’s Naqvi denied bail on flee fears

The size of the alleged fraud, the involvement of the US government and his high-level political connections in Pakistan make granting the Abraaj founder bail too great a risk, a UK court decided.

BNP Paribas hires Clarke-Jervoise as private wealth PE head

The seasoned investor recently left the $55bn multifamily office Stonehage Fleming in London to move to Paris.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

Arizona SRS private equity head departs

Eric Glass, who oversaw the $40.4bn US pension’s private markets portfolio, has left to start a real estate investment firm, PEI has learned.
Neil Randall

How Texas TRS aims to go big on private equity co-investments

The $153bn pension wants to increase the programme to 35% and double its investment team.

Abraaj’s Vettivetpillai in jail pending £1m bail appeal

The former managing partner and head of impact appeared by video-link at Westminster Magistrates Court on fraud charges brought by the US government.
Bill Browder

VIDEO: Bill Browder on the problem with emerging markets

In this two-minute video, the Russia veteran explains why rule of law and property rights are crucial to a successful investment.
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