Fortress Investment Group LLC is a diversified global investment firm that has offered its expertise to private investors and approximately 1700 institutional clients worldwide. The firm is well known for its experience and knowledge on liquid hedge fund, private equity funds, credit and traditional asset management. Its investment strategies have enabled it to have $43.6 billion assets under its management. With such huge responsibility, one can only assume there is top notch leadership involved. Peter Briger, the principal, and co-chairman of the board of directors of Fortress Investment Group is the man behind the Fortress’s management. He has built quite a reputation in the finance and investment sector even before joining Fortress Investment Group in 2002.
Peter had made partner to Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1996. In this company, he served for 15 years during which he held some leadership roles and was a member of several committees. Briger leadership qualities were evident during his time as the Co-head of Asian Real Estate Private Equity business, the Asian Distressed Debt business, the Special Opportunities Fund LLC among others. Having been in the Global Control and Compliance Committee, Asian Management Committee and Japan Executive Committee also helped shape his career to become the perfect fit to oversee Fortress investment Group management.
While at Fortress investment, Peter has held several positions climbing on top of the ladder to where he is today. In 2006 he became the director to the board of the firm and in 2009 he became the co-chairman, a position which he still holds up-to-date. In 2017, Peter Briger was named as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group a title that he still possesses.
Aside from his prowess in the corporate world, the principal of Fortress Investment Group also spreads his leadership skills to the Princeton University Investment Company, the Central Park Conservancy, the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Global Fund for Children as a member of their boards. These organizations have a lot to lose in the hands of poor management. The Central Park Conservancy, for example, is a private non-profit group with over $600 million worth of investment in the park. The abilities and qualities of Peter Briger is definitely a plus in the boards of these organizations.
Part of what has made Peter Briger a great leader is his moments and knowledge acquired at Princeton University and Wharton school of business at the University of Pennsylvania. The latter is where Peter earned his Masters in Business Administration. Fortress Investment Group is well in the safe hands of Peter Briger at the helm as he is more than qualified to run and maintain the firm’s reputation.