• FS Investments helps investors design better portfolios. We started as Franklin Square Capital Partners in 2007 with a vision to bring investors access to alternative sources of income and growth historically available only to large institutions and the wealthiest individuals. We helped change that and, as FS Investments, we remain committed to helping people transform their portfolios.

    Our thoughtfully designed solutions combine differentiated strategies, top institutional managers and investment structures tailored to our investors’ needs. We focus on setting industry standards for investor protection, education and transparency. Today we manage a growing suite of funds designed for financial advisors, individuals and institutions to achieve a variety of financial goals.

    Key facts

    • Chairman & CEO
    • $24 billion
      AUM
    • interval, closed-end and mutual funds, BDCs, credit REIT
    • 300+
      colleagues nationwide
    • Philadelphia, New York, Washington, DC, and Orlando
    all data approximations as of 4/9/2018

    Our story — transforming the investment landscape

    • Michael Forman co-founds Franklin Square with a small group of talented folks including John Shain, David Adelman and the late Scott Larson.
      2007
    • FS Investment Corporation (FSIC) launches, becoming the first non-traded BDC in the industry
      2009
    • FS Energy & Power Fund (FSEP) debuts as the first energy-focused BDC
      2011
    • FS Global Credit Opportunities launches as the first unlisted closed-end fund
      2013
    • Franklin Square reaches $10 billion in assets under management
      2013
    • FSIC, the industry’s first non-traded business development company, lists on the NYSE
      2014
    • Doors open at the new company headquarters, located in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard
      2015
    • Franklin Square becomes FS Investments
      2016
    • FS Energy Total Return Fund launches in partnership with Magnetar Asset Management
      2017
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    • FS Multi-Strategy Alternatives Fund launches in partnership with Wilshire Associates Incorporated
      2017
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    • FS Credit Real Estate Income Trust launches in partnership with Rialto Capital Management.
      2017
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    • FS Credit Income Fund launches in partnership with GoldenTree Asset Management.
      2017
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