NEW YORK Dec. 8, 2019 — First Eagle Investment Management, LLC (“First Eagle”) and THL Credit Advisors LLC (“THL Credit”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for First Eagle to acquire THL Credit, a leading alternative credit manager with approximately $17 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2019. The acquisition complements First Eagle’s established alternative credit platform, solidifying its place among the leaders in both tradable credit and middle-market direct lending.
"If you're a long-term investor, it matters less what's happening to the markets as a whole, and matters more what you can find bottom up. At the end of the day, we're not betting on being all into markets. We're selectively buying into markets around the world and I think that's the key distinction."
We are excited to introduce the First Eagle Investment Management Foundation Scholarship, a merit-based award for a student in the Value Investing Program at Columbia Business School.
It’s by design that companies in Matthew McLennan’s portfolios aren’t exactly those that set investors’ hearts racing with excitement. “We’re happy to own businesses with what we consider a gradual positive drift to them,” he says. In this article, Matthew McLennan and Kimball Brooker describe how they assess “fade risk” in a number of industries, what makes them uneasy about the state of the world today, why their exposure to gold is higher than normal, and why they see mispriced value in Fanuc, Orkla, Schlumberger, Jardine Matheson and Weyerhaeuser.
First Eagle Investment Management announced that effective January 10, 2019, the current soft-close limitations applicable to the International Value Strategy, which includes the First Eagle Overseas Fund, will be removed. The Strategy and the Fund have been closed to certain third-party intermediaries and institutional investors since May 2014.
Watch Matt McLennan alongside Evercore ISI's, Ed Hyman, as they discuss what has changed over the last year and what that means for the U.S. economy and markets.
NEW YORK, December 10, 2018 – First Eagle Investment Management (“First Eagle”) today announced that its alternative credit group, NewStar Financial (“NewStar”), will rebrand to First Eagle Investment Management, adopting its parent’s name. NewStar’s investment team will operate as the Private Credit team of First Eagle, and the legal entities NewStar Financial, LLC, and NewStar Capital LLC, will change their names to First Eagle Private Credit, LLC, and First Eagle Private Credit Advisors, LLC, respectively.
"We go wherever we can find what we believe are good businesses with a "margin of safety" and price. And the U.S. does not have a monopoly on great businesses.
Market participants are on edge as investors weigh global trade disputes, political insurgency in Europe, of course, and diverging global central bank policy.