Big Bucks Off Wall Street s Beaten Path

Published on
April 20th, 2018
59 minutes

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Big Bucks Off Wall Street s Beaten Path

The Interview ·
Featuring Marc Lasry, Marc Levine

Published on: April 20th, 2018 • Duration: 59 minutes

From co-owning Milwaukee's NBA franchise to working with multiple U.S. presidents, Marc Lasry has worn many hats during his career. However, the co-founder of Avenue Capital Group says his core strategy for making money today does not resemble the approach he took a decade ago. In this in-depth interview, Lasry speaks with Illinois State Board of Investment chairman Marc Levine about running a successful hedge fund, finding value in Europe and Asia, and why he loves opportunities in aviation. Filmed on April 11, 2018 in New York.


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    markettaker y.
    17 March 2019 @ 23:40
    Really eye-opening stuff.
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    Nick P.
    23 April 2018 @ 00:24
    3:23 when he talks about his "bonus" of 10K, and he decides to leave his first firm. An excellent example of the 'Pinocchio Effect.' When not telling the truth blood rushes to the nose, and he couldn't resist a stretch.
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      markettaker y.
      17 March 2019 @ 20:27
      explain?? Not sure what was problematic about his description?
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    markettaker y.
    17 March 2019 @ 20:26
    Amazing interview. Real Vision is the gift that keeps on giving. The number of little gems like this on the platform is mind blowing.
  • TT
    Trenton T.
    24 May 2018 @ 03:08
    Great interview. Marc Lasry certainly views the world differently than most and conveys a clarity on objective reality that is unmatched since the last Artemis Capital piece. Marc Levine redeemed himself from the Innovatus commercial.
  • CM
    Chris M.
    12 May 2018 @ 02:53
    Fantastic. I'm a Mark Levine fan.
  • XP
    X P.
    26 April 2018 @ 15:26
    Very good interview. I just learned a lot about the philosophy of distressed investing.
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    Mario C.
    25 April 2018 @ 23:00
    Very good interview... seems underrated by the thumbs ups/down balance. Marc Lasry speech is very clear. As opposed to other interviewees who make their talk unnecessary complicated or obscur, he explains in (correct?) extremely simple words the rational of each of his investments.
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    Marco H.
    25 April 2018 @ 08:35
    Very enjoyable interview. Marc Levine makes a great interviewer. I understand Grant cannot do all and RV needs to have more than just him but in the search some interviewers do not have what it takes to interview other people. To be knowledgeable and being able to listen is clearly too often a challenge. Marc Levine clearly is able to. And of course Marc Lasry makes a great guest!
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    Iain H.
    24 April 2018 @ 21:14
    A real cracker. Thanks
  • JL
    Jim L.
    23 April 2018 @ 22:53
    Very interesting thanks Great interviewer
  • RA
    Robert A.
    23 April 2018 @ 18:46
    Nice interview. The really successful good ones can make it seem Soooo easy!
  • JH
    James H.
    23 April 2018 @ 06:07
    Love the topic of conversation, shows how many different levels of investing there really is. Great interview!!
  • FB
    Floyd B.
    21 April 2018 @ 22:48
    Excellent interview. Strong investment ideas and advice as well as human interest. Living in Milwaukee and Bucks fan made it special as well.
  • RR
    Raj R.
    21 April 2018 @ 17:45
    Awesome interview! So much to learn
  • MA
    Mikael A.
    21 April 2018 @ 15:06
    Jordan Petersons brother?
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    Ricardo A.
    21 April 2018 @ 12:32
    Top 3 from 2018 so far. M. Levine, thanks for bring this guy.
  • KE
    Kathryn E.
    21 April 2018 @ 11:34
    Great interview guys. Keep it up!
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    21 April 2018 @ 09:19
    I really enjoyed this interview! Thanks a lot to both Marcs!
  • WB
    William B.
    21 April 2018 @ 04:45
    One of the best and I’ve watched all of the videos since RVT started!
  • BP
    Besar P.
    21 April 2018 @ 04:03
    One of the best interviews in here. Excellent! Thanks!
  • WS
    William S.
    21 April 2018 @ 01:21
    One of the few areas where the once-almost-extinct California Condor has been reintroduced is in Zion National Park in southern Utah, the northernmost entrance to which is about ten miles south of where I live. Vultures are highly valuable -- one might say even *essential* -- to the ecosystem. They also grow very large and soar very high, often not flapping their wings for well over an hour. They're quite majestic when viewed in flight from far below, although close up they strike many people as quite hideous in appearance. Beauty is, as always, in the eye of the beholder.
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    jacob s.
    20 April 2018 @ 23:41
    Marc's a good interviewer.
  • DR
    David R.
    20 April 2018 @ 20:07
    Incredible! Well done!
  • TK
    Thomas K.
    20 April 2018 @ 19:47
    Great interview but I would have loved to have heard some more about when things went wrong for Mark. He talks of the pain of going through drawdowns before coming out the other side but not about the deals that never came back. I think that would have given a better flavour of the risks involved in his business and why the returns need to be so high in compensation.
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    Daniel D.
    20 April 2018 @ 19:45
    Thank you to the two Marc(s). Outstanding content. Marc does an awesome Clinton. Too funny!
  • SS
    Sam S.
    20 April 2018 @ 19:42
    Buy Low , Sell High.
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    Bruce L.
    20 April 2018 @ 16:04
    great conversation . Interesting discussion of limitations of scaling a process up. We always had that problem on the exchange floor with good trades. Could make a great return but only with the size available on offer. I had not realized how many more areas those same limits applied.
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    Richard M.
    20 April 2018 @ 15:27
    Great interview! Marc Lasry was a very interesting individual and had great stories to tell. Marc Levine was also a great interviewer - please keep him in the line up!
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    Riskis O.
    20 April 2018 @ 13:50
    Interesting story! Why would the debt holder sell their debt so cheaply instead of taking a haircut?
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    Terry J.
    20 April 2018 @ 12:22
    I really enjoyed this. This is an area where RVTV is as far as I am aware unique. Getting mega successful investors like Marc to tell us about how he has made his money, and also, thanks to the excellent prompting from Marc the interviewer, to provide an insght into his personality and personal life, is totally absorbing! Some of Marc's business stories such as how he out-trumped the Donald added additional spice. It is just so useful to try and learn to be a better investor by listening to successes like Marc.