On Friday, April 8, the King Investment Club, 'Vikings Investment Partners', welcomed Doug Ostrover '80 back to King. Presenting in the MS Commons with a diverse group of US AP Economics students and Vikings Investment Partner analysts in attendance, Doug Ostrover shared his story of how he went from being a King student to leading a multi-billion dollar credit investment firm. After his presentation, Doug Ostrover fielded questions regarding career advice, the future of Wall Street, his global outlook, and the debt crisis in Brazil and Argentina.
He offered five pieces of advice to help better prepare students for a rapidly changing world:
1) Be able to be self-reflective and honest about your skill sets
2) Make sure you're well liked
3) Look ahead five years and don't get caught up in the moment
4) Don't leave too early
5) Be humble
After graduating from King in 1980, Doug Ostrover received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from New York University's Stern School of Business. He currently is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Owl Rock Capital Partners and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Owl Rock Capital Advisors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.