Oaktree Capital Management

Vice President/Senior Vice President (Public)

US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID
Job Department
Strategic Credit

Company Overview


Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $99 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2017. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide.




Oaktree is seeking an experienced Vice President/Senior Vice President to work within the Strategic Credit Group.


The VP/SVP will participate in all transaction functions and portfolio management activities.

  • Investing in public bonds, syndicated loans and other credit instruments, primarily on the public side;
  • Analyzing company financial statements;
  • Developing comprehensive investment thesis and memos;
  • Presenting investment ideas to portfolio management;
  • Monitoring the performance of existing portfolio investments;
  • Conducting interviews with industry experts and company management;
  • Developing detailed financial models with projections;
  • Assessing company capital structures and reviewing related legal documents;
  • Analyzing company valuations using various macroeconomic and business specific assumptions;
  • Performing qualitative business and industry due diligence;
  • Assessing strengths and weaknesses of various businesses; and
  • Performing comparable company analyses.




  • Ideally, combined experience in a 2-year investment banking program and 6-8 years in a credit-focused hedge fund, distressed debt fund, special situations or similar.\
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and negotiate deals with the polish/presence to work with senior management.
  • Outstanding financial modeling and analytical skills; and
  • Demonstrated competency in financial statement analysis, business valuation, accounting and finance.


Personal Attributes


  • The successful candidate will have outstanding initiative and a strong work ethic;
  • The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; and
  • He/She will be team-oriented and must possess strong integrity and professionalism.



Bachelor’s degree required.


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