Brookfield Asset Management

Title: Brookfield Asset Management
Category: Finance
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Added on: Nov 26, 2011
Brookfield Asset Management is a Canadian asset management firm with assets concentrated in the areas of private equity, infrastructure, renewable power generation, and real estate. It was originally established as an operator and builder of transport and electricity infrastructure in Brazil. The company offered tram and electricity services in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo and was previously known as The Light. Today, the company has a number of subsidiaries, among which the New York-based Brookfield Office Properties, Brookfield Renewable Power, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, and others.

Brookfield Asset Management has properties under management in Europe, South and North America, and Australia, specializing in real estate investments that range from investments in commercial estate (retail and office), management of mortgage-backed securities, bridge lending, and mezzanine financing. The company has long experience in operating and owning infrastructure assets, and its portfolio includes indirect and direct interests in energy, transport, timberlands, and utilities in Europe, South and North America, and Australia.

Brookfield Asset Management also has a portfolio of renewable power assets, operating low-cost, high quality wind power and hydroelectric generating facilities. The company continues to expand its activities through new development projects and acquisitions, such as the newly built wind farm, based in Ontario. The company has extensive experience in investing in businesses and assets, and through fixed income instruments and equities, as to generate risk-adjusted returns for its retail and institutional clients. Brookfield Asset Management develops new customized strategies and services and fund products through its subsidiaries Brookfield SoundVest Capital Management and Brookfield Investment Management Inc. Brookfield Investment Management Inc. specializes in fixed income securities and equity.

The team of the company manages infrastructure securities and develops opportunistic and core strategies for investing in infrastructure securities and real estate. Among its institutional clients are pension funds, endowments, foundations, and insurance companies. The company also manages different closed-end funds on behalf of retail investors. Finally, Brookfield Asset Management offers advisory services to its institutional and corporate clients regarding international and local market transactions. Its main competitors are RREEF Funds L.L.C., Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
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