Why Brookfield: Interviews, Careers, & Portfolio

Find out more about Brookfield's interview process, compensation, and investment track record
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    Brookfield Overview

    Brookfield is a Canadian company which is considered to be one of the largest alternative asset management firms in the world.

    The firm specializes in direct control investments in renewable power, credit, infrastructure, private equity, and real estate. They invest in distressed securities via Oaktree Capital which they acquired back in 2019.

    Brookfield was founded in 1899 by Frederick Stark Pearson and William Mackenzie as the São Paulo Tramway, Light and Power Company. It operated in the management and construction of transport electrical infrastructure in Brazil.

    The firm’s headquarters is based in Toronto with additional offices in Sydney, Dubai, Shanghai, Mumbai, São Paulo, London, and NY City.

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    Brookfield AUM

    According to Brookfield’s publicly available data, the firm has over $850 billion in assets under management.

    Brookfield Interview Process & Questions

    Investment firms can make changes with their interview process. However, you’ll notice some consistencies when you interview at Brookfield (or similar firms) such as:

    • Interviews consist of 4 to 6 rounds
    • The initial rounds are supervised by junior investment professionals, while the more senior staff handle the succeeding rounds
    • Entire process could last several weeks – unless it’s “on-campus” or “on-cycle” recruiting

    Expect to receive a combination of behavioral, fit, and technical / investing questions when you interview at Brookfield.

    If you’re looking for help with your interview preparation, my Growth Equity Interview Guide is right for you.

    Why Brookfield

    The most common question you’ll encounter during interviews is the “Why this firm” question.

    If you’ve done networking, this is your chance to mention whoever you’ve connected with at the firm and how they’ve made a positive impression on you.

    It’s also a great practice to research about the firm so you can come up with a better answer to this question. One way to do this is to listen to interviews with the firm’s founders, investors, and management team.

    For example, here’s an interview with Bruce Flatt, Brookfield Asset Management CEO:

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    Brookfield Case Study

    Case studies almost always show up when you interview at firms like Brookfield. Firms use case studies to assess the level of communication skill and technical knowledge of each candidate.

    Investment recommendations and financial modeling are the usual focus of case studies during interviews. However, for junior roles, a cold calling case study may be needed as well.

    For more resources on case studies, check out my Growth Equity Interview Guide.

    Brookfield Salary & Compensation

    According to Glassdoor, Brookfield offers an average of $103,800 and $133,611 per year to its Analyst & Associates, respectively. Keep in mind that experience, education, and skillset can affect these figures.


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    Brookfield salary

    From other public data, recent analysts & associates have earned salaries of $110,000 and $150,000 per year, respectively.

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    Brookfield salary

    Brookfield Careers, Jobs, & Internships

    If you want to be part of Brookfield’s investment team, visit our job board where we feature opportunities for them and other similar investment firms.

    Brookfield Portfolio & Investments

    According to Crunchbase, Brookfield has made 34 investments and has 25 acquisitions. Some of their notable deals include Sagen, Healthscope, and Everise.

    Notable Transaction: Greenergy

    Greenergy is one of the top providers of road fuels in the UK with more than 300 kT of biodiesel produced, import and storage infrastructure, and a wide distribution network which provides 18+ billion of liters of road fuels every year.

    In February 2017, Greenergy secured an agreement with Brookfield to support their business with the goal of speeding up growth for a total investment of $260MM.

    The existing management shareholders at Greenergy invested alongside Brookfield and retained 15% share in the business.

    Part of the agreement was that all existing non-management shareholders shall exit the business, no change in the company strategy will be implemented, and the current management team remained.

    Next Steps

    Preparation is key to get ahead of other candidates when applying at firms like Brookfield. To make sure you cover all the critical topics during your interview preparation, I highly suggest you check out my Growth Equity Interview Guide.

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