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San Francisco State University

June 27

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

       Howard Marks

Co-Founder and Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management

Since the formation of Oaktree in 1995, Mr. Marks has been responsible for ensuring the firm's adherence to its core investment philosophy, communicating closely with clients concerning products and strategies, and managing the firm. From 1985 until 1995, Mr. Marks led the groups at The TCW Group, Inc. that were responsible for investments in distressed debt, high yield bonds, and convertible securities. He was also Chief Investment Officer for Domestic Fixed Income at TCW. Previously, Mr. Marks was with Citicorp Investment Management for 16 years, where from 1978 to 1985 he was Vice President and senior portfolio manager in charge of convertible and high yield securities. Between 1969 and 1978, he was an equity research analyst and, subsequently, Citicorp’s Director of Research. Mr. Marks holds a B.S.Ec. degree cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Finance and an M.B.A. in Accounting and Marketing from the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, where he received the George Hay Brown Prize. He is a CFA® charterholder and a Chartered Investment Counsel.


"This is that rarity, a useful book." - Warren Buffett

Howard Marks is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. Now for the first time, all readers can benefit from his wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor. Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, "The Most Important Thing" explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career.

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The proceeds from the event will benefit New York Needs You - a non-profit organization that helps first-generation college students to realize their college and career ambitions.


Chauncey Lufkin, Lufkin Advisors
Shaun Noll, Stirling Capital

Thomas Hiester
Oliver Richner, Richner Capital
Hisaka Hiwatashi, SFSU
Kuninori Aihara, SFSU
Samuel Katz, SFSU