Firm History

KKR Founded
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Buying Complexity and Selling Simplicity

Ralph Rosenberg, Member and Head of KKR Real Estate, explains the evolution and strategy of Real Estate investing at KKR. February 2017.


  • Global Macro & Asset Allocation Team created to provide insights on the economy

  • KKR creates a dedicated real estate platform


  • KKR invests in Nephila Capital, the largest investor in reinsurance risk

  • KKR forms TMT Growth equity effort


KKR Global Institute created to provide insights on geopolitical and global trends


  • The opening of our office in Madrid further extends KKR’s reach in Europe

  • KKR acquires KKR Financial Holdings LLC, adding scale, diversification, and greater balance sheet liquidity and yield

  • KKR establishes the KKR Inclusion and Diversity Council

  • KKR forms Health Care Growth equity effort


KKR enters into a strategic partnership with Marshall Wace, a global alternative investment manager specializing in long/short equity products


KKR launches #KKR40for40, an employee-driven volunteer program, to celebrate KKR’s 40th anniversary

Scott and Joe


  • KKR enters into a strategic transaction to create PAAMCO Prisma, a new liquid alternatives investment firm that combined the businesses of PAAMCO and Prisma Capital Partners

  • KKR appoints Joe Bae and Scott Nuttall as Co-Presidents and Co-Chief Operating Officers

  • The opening of our office in Shanghai marks our third in Greater China and eighth in Asia Pacific