Founded in 2007, FS Investments is a leading asset manager providing access to alternative sources of income and growth. With $32 billion AUM and growing, FS Investments has over 12 funds, including interval, close-end and mutual funds, BDCs and a credit REIT. The company is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with additional offices in New York, Orlando, Florida and Leawood, Kansas. FS Investments offers thoughtfully designed solutions that combine differentiated strategies, top institutional managers and investment structures tailored to investors’ needs. FS focuses on setting industry standards for investor protection, education, and transparency. Today, FS manages a growing suite of funds designed for financial professionals, individuals, and institutions to achieve a variety of financial goals.
As Chairman & CEO of FS Investments, Michael Forman is responsible for overseeing the continued growth and overall strategic direction of an industry-leading alternative asset manager. Mr. Forman’s duties are centered around ensuring the Firm remains true to its founding mission of helping investors access alternative sources of income, growth and diversification that were once only available to large institutions and the wealthiest individuals. Since Forman co-founded FS Investments in 2007, the firm has grown from a small, innovative start-up to an organization with $32+ billion under management and a growing suite of solutions designed to help financial advisors, individuals and institutions achieve a variety of financial goals.
Philadelphia Financial Scholars
Philadelphia Financial Scholars (PFS) was founded in 2016 as FS Financial Scholars through a partnership between FS Investments and the University of Pennsylvania. In 2021, the program expanded into a standalone 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the goal of reaching more students and families. PFS was founded on the belief that access to financial and entrepreneurship education is critical to overcoming systemic economic barriers. The organization provides Philadelphia high school students, teachers and families with the tools needed to develop financial skills, build greater wealth and achieve financial empowerment. Since inception, the program has reached more than 1,500 students and has expanded significantly to include in-class financial literacy education, after-school entrepreneurship workshops, a summer business accelerator program, and a nights-and-weekends curriculum for teachers and family members.
Chiron Real Asset Fund
FS Chiron Real Asset Fund is a new multi-asset fund that redefines real asset investing by seeking to capture returns in traditional real assets (real estate, energy, infrastructure, and commodities) and next generation real assets which will play a critical role in building the global, physical, digital and infrastructure required to meet long-term economic and social demands. Some examples of next generation real assets include infrastructure (5G, cloud computing), energy (clean energy, EVs), real estate (data centers, cold storage, life science labs) and commodities (lithium, nickel, cobalt – key components in batteries for electric vehicles). The fund offers a real return style portfolio and is inflation sensitive, offering a dynamic inflation solution through changing economic and inflationary cycles.