Fortress Investment Group has been a pacesetter since its establishment in the year 1998. This was the mark in its Initial Public Offering in 2007. By then it was the large-scale private equity company number one on the (NYSE) New York Stock Exchange to reach the public. Nowadays the Fortress Investment Group is a worldwide Investment management company that offers the asset worth $43 billion for the investors more than 1,750 in the private equity, hedge funds, and the permanent capital vehicle. It has a long-term strong risk-adjusted returns strategy for the investors, the headquarter of the Fortress company is in New York, and it usually employ more than 900 people. The principals of Fortress Investment Company include Peter Briger, Wes Edens and Randal Nardone.
Fortress Investment Group specializes in asset-based investing, capital markets, operations management, the corporate mergers and acquisitions and sector-specific companies and institutions’ awareness. The primary founders of the Fortress Investment firm are Randal Nardone, Wes Edens who are the current principals and Rob Kauffman who retired in 2012. These founders had wonderful financial experience from several financial firms where they held executive positions before the founding of the Fortress Investment Group. The primary goal of the founders was to form a new investment company (an alternative-asset) tactic that resulted to the rise of the private equity and put it into the cutting-edge vehicle. Their assets increased fast from $400 million up to around $3.9 billion in five years. The assets continued to increase, and by the year 2007, there were approximately $32.6 billion.
Its first vehicle the Fortress Investment Found I was launched in 1999. Formerly they used to invest in the New York and Toronto markets real estate. Fortress firm rapidly extended hedge funds and debt securities. Fortress firm became successful and grew at a fast rate, since 1999 till 2006, its private equity funds grew by approximately 40 percent. In 2002, the Fortress Investment Group decided to add two players to the leadership. Michael Novogratz from Goldman Sachs joined the board and served as a fund manager until the time he left the company in 2015. Later Peter Bridger joined the Fortress firm and worked as a principal, to date he is still a principal. Peter Bridger had experience of 15 years from Goldman Sachs and also from the Asian financial sector making him to execute his responsibilities in improving productivity of Fortress Company.
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