Peter Briger has been working at Fortress Investment Group since 2002. He is on the company’s board of directors. He heads the real estate and credit fund divisions at the company. He attended Princeton University earning a bachelors degree. He then attended the Wharton School of Business, where he earned his masters degree. He also serves on the board of Tipping Point, a charity organization that helps low income citizens who live in San Francisco. Prior to working at Fortress Investment Group Peter Briger worked at Goldman Sachs for 15 years where he became a partner.
Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 by Randal Nardone, Wes Edens, and Rob Kauffman. The company is headquarters are located in New York and has over 900 employees. The company has grown from a private equity firm into a global investment management firm. The company’s expertise is handling mergers and acquisitions. The company started by investing in real estate in New York and Toronto. It grew quickly and expanded into other areas including debt securities.
Peter Briger earned his role on the board of directors of Fortress Investment Group in 2006. He is among Forbes 400 top business professionals. He was instrumental in the company transitioning from a private company to trading on the New York Stock Exchange. With the experience he gained at Golden Sachs, where he worked in various roles including operations, management and leadership, Peter Briger honed skills for helping companies facing debt raise capital. He pitched the idea to Wells Fargo that they should get involved with the Bitcoin currency. The goal of the meeting was to establish a regulated Bitcoin exchange. He believed Wells Fargo and his company could work together to achieve this goal.
In 2017 SoftBank Group purchased Fortress Investment Group. They are a Japanese conglomerate founded by Masayoshi Son. The company operates in the technological, finance and e-commerce business as well as other businesses. Fortress Investment Group manages assets for more than 1,750 private investors and institutions globally exceeding $40 billion. With the acquisition, SoftBank Group has the potential to become the top global investment firm. Fortress Investment Group continues to operate with no interference from SoftBank.
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