Kenneth Liang

Head of Restructurings at OCM Distressed Debt Group

Kenneth Liang

Kenneth Liang

Head of Restructurings at OCM Distressed Debt Group

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Oaktree Capital Management LP

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2347

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

1962

Age

59

Number of Awards

2

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Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

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Managing Director & Co-Portfolio Manager at Oaktree Capital Management LP

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Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management LP

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Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management LP

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Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management (Private Equity)

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Former Managing Director & Co-Portfolio Manager at Oaktree Capital Management LP

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Managing Director & Head of Operations at Oaktree Capital Management LP

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Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management LP

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Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management LP

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Partner, Portfolio Manager & Head-Distressed at Ares Management Corp.

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Kenneth Liang
Head of Restructurings at OCM Distressed Debt Group
Education
B.S. in Business Finance & Economics

University of Southern California is a private research university that mainly offers undergraduate, graduate & other higher education. The university was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

JD

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

Memberships
Member
Current

State Bar is currently governed by a 23-member Board of Trustees.State Bar of California is by far the largest state bar in the country. Nearly 179,000 State Bar members actively practice law in California, while the rest retain their licenses as inactive members.State Bar of California is the only state bar in the nation with independent professional judges dedicated to ruling on attorney discipline cases. The independent State Bar Court hears the charges and has the power to recommend that the California Supreme Court suspend or disbar those attorneys found to have committed acts of professional misconduct or convicted of serious crimes. For lesser offenses, it may issue public or private reprovals.

Career History
Head of Restructurings
1995 - 2018

OCM invests in financially distressed companies located in US. The fund provides financing in the form of secured and senior debt.

General Counsel
1995 - Prior

OCM specializes in alternative investments that inves tin closed-end, open-end and evergreen vehicles across four asset classes: Credit, Private Equity, Real Assets, and Listed Equities. They uses fundamental bottom-up analysis and may engage in long term or short term purchases, trading, short sales in certain strategies, margin transactions, and option writing, including covered options, uncovered options or spreading strategies.

Managing Director
1995 - 2007

Oaktree Capital Management (OCM) focuses on investments in less efficient markets and alternative investments. The firm employs a proprietary, bottom-up investment approach. They use overall portfolio structuring as a defensive tool to help avoid dangerous concentration. The firm tends to invest in companies in the energy minerals, consumer non-durables and finance sectors. OCM invests globally across all market-caps and maintains a medium turnover rate. Their strategies include: convertibles, high yield bonds, private equity, real estate, distressed debt and emerging markets listed equities.OCM's bottom-up approach to investing in convertibles emphasizes identifying those which are likely to capture a high percentage of the appreciation of the stocks into which they are convertible while exposed to a lower percentage of any declines which may occur. The firm manages three convertibles strategies that focus on different regions and market sectors: US, international and high income.The firm's approach to high yield bond seeks the potential high yields offered by these bonds with as little risk as possible. Their high yield portfolios purchase only the debt of solvent US and Canadian corporations with a focus on senior, cash-paying securities and thorough diversification. OCM offers strategies that focus on US and European high yield bonds, as well as a high yield plus strategy, senior bank loans strategy, a European senior loans strategy and a mezzanine finance strategy. All of OCM's strategies employ fundamental credit analysis with a bias toward risk control.OCM's distressed debt investment approach seeks to combine the protection against loss that comes from buying claims on assets at bargain prices with the substantial gains achievable from returning companies to financial viability through restructuring. The firm offers two distressed debt strategies: distressed opportunities and value opportunities.The firm's private equity strategies combine a traditional private equity approach with a distress-for-control approach. The firm invests at any level of the capital structure and the use of leverage is limited. In addition to their main private equity strategy, OCM also manages strategies that focus on investments in Europe, Asia and power infrastructure.The firm makes opportunistic, bargain-oriented real estate investments with emphasis on smaller, less prominent transactions. They diversify investments thoroughly and limit the use of leverage. OCM targets a variety of global opportunities including direct property investments, corporate investments, undervalued debt, real estate-related equity securities and real estate development. Their real estate strategies emphasize risk control while focusing on the following areas: distress, inefficiency, value added and long-term growth.OCM believes that inefficiencies and price volatility in emerging markets provide opportunities to invest in misvalued securities. Their emerging markets strategy seeks opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. OCM combines a bottom-up, value-driven approach with top-down risk management.The firm also employs a long/short investment strategy that seeks substantial absolute returns.

Boards & Committees
Director
2008 - Prior

Tekni-Plex, Inc. develops and manufactures packaging materials, medical compounds, and precision crafted medical tubing solutions. It serves the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household, industrial, food and beverage industries. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Wayne, PA.

Political Donations
$1,000
2011

Former Senator from Maine

$2,400
2010

Representative from California's 5th Congressional District

$1,000
2009

Founder at One Woman Initiative

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Taylor Morrison Home Corp. issued USD Common Stock

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SBA Communications Corp. (Inactive) issued USD Common Stock

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SBA Communications Corp. (Inactive) purchases Mobilitie LLC /Tower Sites & Distributed Antenna System Ops from Oaktree Capital Management LP, Mobilitie LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Court Admission: Unitd States District Court, Central District of California
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