KKR Asset Management

is composed of our marketable securities and alternative investments divisions and offers a broad range of investment strategies. Through KAM, our goal is to create consistent and sustainable investment outperformance by combining the high-quality capabilities of our investment team with KKR’s global network, deep industry and operational expertise, and embedded intellectual capital, where appropriate. This enables us to identify opportunities in new, innovative ways, in real time, amid changing markets.

The KAM platform has a team of over 60 investment professionals focused on the global credit and public equity markets. Similar to our private equity colleagues, KAM’s investment team is organized into industry groups in order to address the complexities of investing in global businesses. KAM investment professionals are charged with being experts in their respective fields. We believe our expertise in specific industries has led to proprietary investment opportunities and enhanced due diligence capabilities.

Leveraging the experience and creativity of these resources, KAM is able to offer tailored programs for institutional investors and high-net worth investors in accordance with their investment criteria, targeted return, and risk tolerance. It is also an important resource to our private equity deal teams and assists in analyzing debt-specific issues and offering perspectives on investment opportunities, where appropriate.

KAM is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an investment adviser.

KKR Asset Management Partners LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Investment Philosophy

Our focus is on utilizing our proprietary resources, as well as the talents and resources of KKR, in ways we believe will generate attractive risk-adjusted returns over a three-to-five-year investment horizon.

We are focused on the following:

  • Sourcing proprietary opportunities by leveraging KKR’s global network of relationships.
  • Capitalizing on our more than 34 years of investment experience to seek to preserve capital.
  • Utilizing the full resources of KKR, where appropriate, to see opportunity where others do not.
  • Actively managing our portfolios in changing market conditions.
  • Aiming to create consistent and sustainable returns across economic cycles.
  • We emphasize long-term capital appreciation.

Investment Strategies

Strategy

Portfolio Focus

Credit Strategies   

Bank Loans* Bank Loans based on fundamental credit analysis, with a significant focus on principal protection
Bank Loans Plus High Yield* Bank Loans and high-yield bonds based on fundamental credit analysis, with a significant focus on principal protection
High Yield* High-yield bonds based on fundamental credit analysis
Direct Lending* Proprietarily sourced senior debt financing
Opportunistic Credit* Dynamic allocations to bank loans, high-yield bonds, mezzanine and distressed debt
Mezzanine Directly sourced mezzanine financing
Special Situations Strategic investments in distressed companies and other opportunistic situations

Equity Strategies   

Public Equities Long/short equity strategies based on fundamental analysis with a significant focus on liquidity

* Strategy is part of KAM’s Marketable Securities division.

Privcap interviews Erik Falk on KKR’s Credit Strategy