Oaktree Capital Management has named Priya Prasad Bowe as head of ESG. She first joined Oaktree in 2019 as a credit product specialist focused on private and multi-strategy credit.
LONDON, 15th July 2021. Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Priya Prasad Bowe as the firm’s Head of ESG.
Ms. Prasad Bowe will spearhead the firm’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts globally. She will lead Oaktree’s ESG Governance Committee and report directly to Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Bruce Karsh.
“Priya’s appointment reinforces Oaktree’s ESG commitment and will help ensure we remain well positioned for the future,” says Mr. Karsh. “This move reflects Oaktree’s belief that ESG considerations are central – not ancillary – to every part of our business.”
“ESG integration strengthens our investment processes and keeps us aligned with our clients, their beneficiaries and our collective long-term interests,” says Ms. Prasad Bowe. “I look forward to leading Oaktree’s ESG strategy as we continue to evolve in this important and exciting area.”
Ms. Prasad Bowe joined Oaktree in 2019 as a credit product specialist focused on private and multi-strategy credit. She has been integrally involved in the design and implementation of the ESG framework for Global Credit, Oaktree’s flagship multi-strategy product. Before joining Oaktree, she spent over a decade in credit-, sales- and strategy-focused roles at Citadel Securities and Morgan Stanley. Priya has a B.A. in economics from Yale and an MBA from Columbia. She is also a CFA charterholder.
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specialising in alternative investments, with $153 billion in assets under management as of 31 March 2021. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in credit, private equity, real assets and listed equities. The firm has over 1,000 employees and offices in 19 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at http://www.oaktreecapital.com/.