Our guest on the show today is Craig Packer, the CEO of Owl Rock Capital Corp, a 5.4 billion dollar market cap business development company that invests in middle market companies in the US. Craig is also the Chief Investment Officer of Owl Rock Capital, a New York-based direct lending platform with over 50 billion dollars of assets under management. This is the first business development company—or BDC for short—we have had on the podcast, so we wanted to make sure that we spent some time talking about BDCs in general and why Craig thinks they are an attractive niche within public markets. Additionally, in the discussion with Craig, we covered:
What metrics investors should focus on when they are considering investing in a BDC;
Owl Rock Capital’s investment philosophy and risk management strategies;
How Craig would expect the BDC’s portfolio to perform in an economic downturn;
What kind of investment opportunities Craig and his team are seeing at the moment; and
The proper use of leverage within a BDC structure
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