Joshua S. Friedman
Co-Founder, Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Canyon Partners, LLC
Joshua S. Friedman is Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Canyon Partners, LLC, a leading global alternative asset management firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Canyon specializes in value-oriented investments for endowments, foundations, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors. Its investment strategies focus on distressed loans, corporate bonds, convertible bonds, securitized assets, direct investments, real estate, arbitrage, and value equities. Canyon Partners' flagship fund, the Canyon Value Realization Fund, received Institutional Investor's "Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Manager of the Year" Award both in 2013 and 2014. The Canyon Structured Asset Fund received Institutional Investor's "Hybrid Hedge Fund of the Year" Award in 2015.
Mr. Friedman is a graduate of Harvard College (1976) (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Physics), Oxford University (1978) (M.A., honors, Politics and Economics, Marshall Scholar), Harvard Law School (1982) (J.D., magna cum laude) and Harvard Business School (1980) (M.B.A., Baker Scholar). Prior to forming Canyon, Mr. Friedman was Director of Capital Markets for High Yield and Private Placements at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Prior to working at Drexel, he worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Goldman Sachs in New York.
In 2014, Mr. Friedman received Institutional Investor's "Lifetime Achievement" Award. Mr. Friedman is a member of the board of directors of Harvard Management Company. He is also a member of Harvard's Committee on University Resources; the Harvard Law School Leadership Council; the Harvard Business School Board of Dean's Advisors; and Harvard University Task Force on Science and Engineering. Mr. Friedman also serves as a Trustee for the California Institute of Technology (Caltech); the Los Angeles Philharmonic; the UCLA Hospital Department of Neurosurgery; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Mr. Friedman serves on the Investment Committee for the Broad Foundation and chairs the Caltech and LACMA Investment Committees.
Mr. Friedman and his wife, Beth, live in Los Angeles and have three sons.
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