Howard Marks

The Most Important Thing

Howard Marks

Talk: The Most Important Thing

Warren Buffett said "When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they're the first thing I open and read." Howard is the Co-Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management. He is known in the investment community for his "Oaktree memos" to clients which detail investment strategies and insight into the economy. He treats investing as equal parts psychology and finance, and his book The Most Important Thing provides "uncommon sense for the thoughtful investor."

Howard Marks

Howard Marks is an American investor and writer. After working in Citibank for many years, he joined TCW. From there, he left TCW and co-founded Oaktree Capital Management. He is known throughout the community for his "Oaktree memos", and he is one of the richest Americans as reported by Forbes.

The Book

Howard Marks' "The Most Important Thing" is a book that distilled the wisdom of Marks’ celebrated client memos into a single volume, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers for the first time. The book was greeted with wide acclaim from investors—professional, casual, aspiring, and armchair alike—and became a business bestseller.

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