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‘Deals like this don’t grow on trees’

For all those who wondered if consolidation would reach the upper echelons of alternative asset management, Brookfield Asset Management’s purchase of Oaktree Capital Management is your answer. The spate of M&As in the alternative asset space had largely been limited to smaller money managers, including the business development company sector, a space in which Oaktree […]

Relevance at every point in the cycle

Oaktree’s co-founder Howard Marks insists his firm’s $4.7 billion sale of a 62 percent stake to Toronto-based asset management giant Brookfield is “not a timing thing” in the context of him calling the top of the alternatives market cycle. On the other hand, speak to Bruce Flatt, Brookfield’s chief executive, and you’ll hear that timing […]

Manulife moves into asset management with $2bn first fund close

The John Hancock Infrastructure Fund will allow the Canadian insurance giant to 'invest in larger sizes and an even larger amount of the transactio'.

PKA welcomes other investors with launch of direct infra unit

By splitting its alternatives arm, the Danish pension will also start investing on behalf of other institutional investors, effectively taking on the role of asset manager.
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