Category Archives: [OAK] Oaktree

Quick Blurbs [Equity Commonwealth, Oaktree, PPG Industries, United Continental]

[EQC – Equity Commonwealth] A few weeks ago I read Am I Being Too Subtle, authored by real estate maven Sam Zell and infused with the unquavering bluster I’ve come to expect in these business autobiographies.  I thought it was great.  I think he’s great.  Inspired by the book, I briefly revisited EQC, a US office […]
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Quick Blurbs [American Airlines, Amazon, Alphabet, Oaktree, Public Storage]

(2,596 words) [AMZN – Amazon] Per this PYMNTs article, Amazon Pay, which represents yet another instance of Amazon broadening and then tightening its grip on the e-commerce ecosystem, seems to be gaining rapid adoption.  Amazon Pay – like PayPal, Masterpass, and Visa Checkout – is a button placed on an e-retailer’s checkout page that enables quick […]
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[OAK – Oaktree] Valuation Attractive on Normalized FRE

I looked at some Alternative Asset Managers (BX, KKR, CG, FIG, and OAK) a year ago as the group traded at depressed multiples and invested in OAK because I get Howard Marks’ investment philosophy (which seems to strongly imbue the organization despite Marks’ largely figure head status today) and frankly, I found the other names too […]
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Quick Blurbs [Moody’s, Blackstone, Oaktree, Wells Fargo]

12/6/2016-12/7/2016: GS US Financial Services Conference BX Stephen Schwarzman – “we’re in the product invention business.  We’re not like Magellan fund where you just keep making something bigger and bigger until performance dies and then it gets smaller and smaller.”  The changes in the business sector from the election will be significant, w/ a very […]
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Quick Blurbs [Bank of America, Blackstone, JP Morgan, Oaktree, Wells Fargo]

9/13/2016: BX – Private Equity (Barclays Financial Services Conference) BX says peers are paying 25x cash flow for GDP-growth assets, reflecting an environment where people think, given low rates, you can buy any high quality asset at any multiple and generate sufficient returns (which BX doesn’t subscribe to, a new “core” vehicle launch designed to […]
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