Howard Marks' Latest Memo: Lines in the Sand ~ market folly

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Howard Marks' Latest Memo: Lines in the Sand

Oaktree Capital's Chairman Howard Marks has just penned a new memo entitled, "Lines in the Sand."  In it, he addresses the use of subscription lines in private equity, real estate, distressed debt and other fields.

His piece asks investors to consider the implications of closed-end funds' increasing use of subscription lines.  He seems to conclude that subscription lines 'may be adding to risk at a variety of levels.'

Marks also notes,

"The key to financial security  –  individual or societal  – doesn’t lie in counting on things to work  in good times or on average.  Rather, it consists of figuring out what can go wrong in bad times,  and of only doing things that will prove survivable even if they materialize."

Embedded below is Howard Marks' new memo: Lines in the Sand

You can download a .pdf copy here.

For more from this investor, we also just posted Marks' recent presentation: The Truth About Investing.

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