A DISCUSSION WITH: Marc Lasry, Founder of Avenue Capital Management & Gerard Baker, Editor of WSJ
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3/28/2019
When: Thursday, March 28, 2019
5:00 PM
Where: Indian Harbor Yatch Club
710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
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Legends of Wall Street Discuss Markets and Global Events

For our next 2 members meetings, the CTHFA is adopting a fireside chat formula to get in-depth perspectives from some of Wall Street’s most influential figures. To kick off this min-series, we have invited Gerry Baker of the Wall Street Journal and Marc Lasry of Avenue Capital to share their experiences and wisdom with us.

Gerry is Editor At Large of The Wall Street Journal, where he writes columns and commentary. He is also the host of “WSJ at Large with Gerard Baker,” a weekly news and current affairs interview show on the Fox Business Channel that launched in November 2018.

Gerry has been a journalist for more than 30 years, writing and broadcasting for some of the world’s most famous news organizations, and also has the distinction of being the first British citizen to moderate a US presidential debate when he co-hosted a Republican primary debate in November 2015 that was watched live by more than 15 million people.

Marc Lasry is the CEO and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group, a New York based hedge fund with AUM of approximately $9 billion targeting distressed debt and other special situations investments. Marc is originally from CT having grown up in West Hartford. Marc is a true Renaissance man with diverse life experiences. In addition to managing a very successful hedge fund, Marc is an attorney, and the owner of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. Marc has also appeared on the Showtime Series Billions alongside Bobby Axelrod.

 

Marc Lasry - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group

Marc Lasry is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group, a global alternative investment manager focused on distressed and undervalued debt and equity opportunities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In 1995, Mr. Lasry formed Avenue with his sister, Sonia Gardner, with less than $10 million in capital from friends and family. Today, Avenue is one of the largest distressed debt investors globally, managing assets of approximately $9.6 billion, with headquarters in New York City, and offices in London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, and five offices throughout Asia.

Mr. Lasry is known as a pioneer in distressed investing which has been the focus of his professional career for over 35 years.

After law school, Mr. Lasry clerked for Edward Ryan, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York. He spent the following year practicing law at Angel & Frankel, which focused on bankruptcies.

Mr. Lasry subsequently became the Director of the private debt department at R.D. Smith, the firm where he first became involved in “trade claims,” the market in purchasing and selling to investors the unsecured claims of vendors and other creditors against a debtor. In 1987, he moved to Cowen & Company where he was Co-Director of the bankruptcy and corporate reorganization department. It was at Cowen that he caught the attention of the Texas investor Robert Bass, who was a client of the firm. When he left Cowen, Mr. Lasry went to manage over $100 million for the Robert Bass Group, Inc., where he invested in bank debt, senior bonds, and trade claims. The Bass fund Mr. Lasry oversaw was called Amroc Investments, L.P., and, at the time, it stood as one of the largest distressed funds in the U.S. In 1990, he co-founded a boutique distressed brokerage firm, keeping the Amroc name and maintaining the affiliation with the Robert Bass Group.

Mr. Lasry is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and he has served and will continue to serve on various other boards of advisors/directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit private and public companies. He is also co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team.

Mr. Lasry received a B.A. in History from Clark University (1981) and a J.D. from New York Law School (1984).

 

Gerard Baker - Editor At Large of The Wall Street Journal

Gerard Baker writes columns and commentary for the Journal. He is also the host of “WSJ at Large with Gerard Baker,” a weekly news and current affairs interview show on the Fox Business Channel that launched in November 2018.

Mr. Baker previously served as Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones from 2013 to 2018. Before that, Mr. Baker was Deputy Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal. He has been a journalist for more than 30 years, writing and broadcasting for some of the world’s most famous news organizations, and also has the distinction of being the first British citizen to moderate a US presidential debate when he co-hosted a Republican primary debate in November 2015 that was watched live by more than 15 million people

Mr. Baker was previously Deputy Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal from 2009-2013.Before joining the Journal, Mr. Baker was the U.S. Editor and an Assistant Editor of The Times of London, where he wrote news and commentary for Britain’s longest continuously published newspaper and oversaw U.S. coverage for the paper and online editions.

From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Baker worked for the Financial Times, first as Tokyo Correspondent, where he wrote about the country’s financial crisis, and then, from 1998 to 2002, as Washington Bureau Chief, where he led a team of 10 correspondents and provided extensive reporting and analysis of the Federal Reserve. From 2002 to 2004, he was the FT’s Chief U.S. Commentator and an Associate Editor.

Before joining the FT, Mr. Baker worked for the BBC from 1988 to 1994, as a producer, then as U.S. producer, and finally as Economics Correspondent for TV and radio.

In addition to the Journal, the FT, The Times and the BBC, Mr. Baker’s work has appeared in many other publications, and he has been a frequent television and radio contributor in the UK, the U.S. and around the world.

Mr. Baker started his working life in the financial sector, first as an analyst at the Bank of England, then as an economist at Lloyds Bank in the city of London.

He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, where he graduated in 1983 with a First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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