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Bruce Karsh


Mr. Bruce Karsh is a Co-Founder and serves as Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Oaktree Capital Management. He is a Co-Executive Chairman of aXiomatic. He serves as board member at Sequoia Heritage. He serves as the Portfolio Manager for Oaktree's distressed debt funds, and the managers of all of Oaktree's private funds report to him. He is actively involved in managing the firm. Prior to co-founding Oaktree, Mr. Karsh was a Managing Director of TCW and its affiliate, TCW Asset Management Company, and the portfolio manager of the Special Credits Funds for seven years. Prior to joining TCW, Mr. Karsh worked as Assistant to the Chairman of Sun Life Insurance Company of America and of SunAmerica, its parent. Prior to that, he was an attorney with the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers. Before working at O'Melveny & Myers, Mr. Karsh served as an appellate clerk to the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, presently Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Karsh holds an A.B. degree in Economics summa cum laude from Duke University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the Notes Editor of the Virginia Law Review. Mr. Karsh serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Duke University's investment management company. He is the Chairman of the Board of The Tribune. He serves on the board of Charter Communications. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Trustee at Karsh Family Foundation. He is an Angel Investor.

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Other Investor Types
Limited Partner
Primary Office
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States

Bruce Karsh Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
aXiomatic 25-Oct-2018 Later Stage VC 0000 Holding Companies Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00
000 000000000 01-Oct-2018 00000 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00
aXiomatic 11-Apr-2018 Early Stage VC 0000 Holding Companies Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00
Golden State Warriors 12-Nov-2010 Buyout/LBO Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Generating Revenue 00000 00000 00
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Bruce Karsh Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Bruce Karsh JD Angel Investor 0 0 0 Los Angeles, CA