Victor Khosla, ’83
Strategic Value Partners
Victor Khosla is managing partner of Strategic Value Partners (SVP), a $6.9 billion global alternative investment firm, focused on distressed and deep value opportunities. He established SVP in 2001 and has built it into one of the leading firms in the business, with about 100 people and offices in Greenwich, Connecticut; London; Frankfurt; and Tokyo.
Khosla has a 28-year track record in distressed and private equity investments. He got his start at Citibank (1989–93) and subsequently built and managed one of the top distressed proprietary trading businesses at Merrill Lynch (1993–98). At the time of his departure from Merrill Lynch, Khosla had investment authority for $2 billion in corporate and real estate investments and headed a team of 40 analysts and traders based in New York, Tokyo, London, and Hong Kong.
After leaving Merrill Lynch, Khosla had leadership roles at two well-known funds; he was president of Cerberus Capital (1998–99) and ran MooreSVP (1999–2002), a JV with Moore Capital, which invested in distressed debt in Japan. Khosla graduated with a first-class bachelor of commerce (honors) degree from Delhi University, an MA in economics from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Management Council at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.