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Joe Fergus


Managing Director
Oaktree Capital Management (New York, NY)


Mr. Joe Fergus is a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. He joined the firm in 2006. He is a member of the Marketing and Client Relations team and is based at the firm’s office in New York. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fergus spent six years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, most recently as a Director of Consultant Relations, marketing traditional and alternative investment strategies to institutional investors. He was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers LP. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Fergus spent nearly nine years as a commercial real estate investor and financier at American International Group and Wells Fargo Realty Finance. In addition to his career in the investment management business, he has served as a Field Officer in Rwanda for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Mr. Fergus is a C.P.A. (inactive).


Mr. Fergus holds a bachelor’s degree in Acconting from California State University at San Jose, a Master of International Management degree from Katholieke Universiteit, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Cornell University.