Diversity & Inclusion

In 2017, Oaktree formalized what had been for many years an informal Diversity & Inclusion strategy.


Intended to increase diversity and inclusion at the firm, focusing on female and underrepresented groups within our investment teams and officer-level positions, through enhanced and improved recruitment, talent development, education and awareness, we are employing a four-pillar strategy to achieve this goal:

Diversity & Inclusion
  • Recruitment
  • Retention & Development
  • Awareness & Education
  • Accountability
  • Recruitment
    Innovative and proactive outreach and recruitment efforts focused on female and diverse talent
  • Retention & Development
    Programs and employment benefits aimed at retaining and developing Oaktree’s female and diverse populations
  • Awareness & Education
    Training and other programs around inclusive leadership and to increase awareness of biases that may preclude us from reaping the full benefits of a diverse workforce
  • Accountability
    Clear communication of D&I expectations by executive leadership to department heads and hiring managers, and the allocation of resources to drive increased transparency, accountability and results in support of our D&I goals

Results from our four-pillar strategy are promising. We continue to make progress toward goals while supporting racial and social justice more broadly in our communities.

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Oaktree is a place of inclusion. We wholeheartedly believe that diversity of backgrounds – race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation - contributes to diversity of thought and a deeper understanding of the world in which we live and invest. It is our job as employees, co-workers, managers and as decent people to create an environment of understanding and empathy that both nurtures and celebrates diversity."

Jay Wintrob

Jay Wintrob

Memo to Employees, June 2, 2020

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Oaktree’s founders and senior management have worked to create a harmonious environment and one of shared opportunity and reward, where there is little hierarchy. We love and treasure all of our colleagues and want the best for them, and we revel in their success… It is imperative that all Americans see the recent events as a call for action and work to ensure equality for people of color. I pledge that Oaktree and I will heed this call and listen, learn and act."

Howard Marks

Howard Marks

Not Enough, June 11, 2020

  • Partnerships
  • Employee Networks
  • D&I Councils
  • Commitments & Recognition
  • Partnerships
    ALT Finance - Investing in Black Futures
    Girls Who Invest
    Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
    Out For Undergrad
    Level 20
    MLT
    #10000 Black Interns
    Phelps Forward
    PREA Foundation
    Girls Are INvestors
    Women's Association of Venture & Equity
    Women in Institutional Investments Network
    100 Women in Finance
    Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
  • Employee Networks
    Oaktree Pride
    Oaktree Women Circles
    Acorn
    Oaktree Abilities
    Oaktree Mentoring Program
    Hope Street Friends
  • D&I Councils
  • Commitments & Recognition
    LinkedIn Top Company 2022
    ILPA
    CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
Oaktree Future Leaders Program - 2022

Oaktree's Future Leaders Program

Oaktree's Future Leaders Program is an opportunity for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to gain exposure to credit investing. Approximately 150 students will be selected through an application process to participate in a two-day intensive credit investing training session in April 2022 taught by senior Oaktree professionals.

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