Crypto assets have been making headlines in the recent times. There are millions of investors who are interested in this investment opportunity because of the benefits that come with the cryptocurrencies. There are, however, very few personalities who understand this form of currencies so well, and this is why few people have the courage to talk about them. So much has been said about these investments. Although there have been a lot of news about Bitcoins and other assets, many investors have been left out because they are scared they will end up losing their hard earned money. Peter Briger and his company have completely different opinions. This businessman has spoken about Bitcoins for the first time, and he has received a lot of support from his company.
Peter Briger is one of the few personalities who founded one of the leading financial services companies in the entire world, known as Fortress Investment Group. The company has won hearts in all its clients because of the milestones it has been achieving in the last two decades. Briger and his co-founders wanted to form a company that was going to meet the standards of the modern customers, and he partnered with the personalities who made this dream a reality. Few years after the company was founded, it has been growing and at the same time venturing into new markets. Despite the issues that come with running an international company, Peter Briger has been fortunate to become very wealthy, and he is currently listed as one of the most influential personalities when it comes to wealth. Forbes recently announced that Peter was among the wealthy individuals in the United States.
While speaking about Bitcoins in a recent conference, Peter said that he is motivating all American investors to forge ahead and make investments in crypto assets. The businessman said that this investment opportunity was ideal for the individuals who wanted to make an impact in the society. Bitcoins have been in the market for some years now, and they have already proven that they have the potential to grow in the future. Peter Briger advocates for the investments in this area because they are more profitable. The businessman and his company say that the risk of losses for the individuals who have invested in Bitcoin are quite low compared to the personalities who have invested in other departments. Peter has said that his company will support the individuals who have similar goals.
Two decades after its foundation, Fortress Investment Group now ranks among the leading investment management firms worldwide. It was started by its three founders; Rob Kauffman (who retired in 2012), Wes Edens and Randal Nardone (who are still principals of the firm). When starting the firm, the intention of the three founders was to establish a unique type of investment firm that would finance the cutting-edge capital vehicles through debt and private equity. This drove them to start Fortress as a private equity firm in 1998.Soon after starting operations, Fortress Investment Group experienced a very rapid growth, which saw its managed assets shoot from below $400 million to $3.9 billion, within its first five years of operation. The company also made several acquisitions that impacted positively on its growth. Some of the major acquisitions that Fortress made include Penn National Gaming, (a firm that operated numerous horse racing venues and casinos), RailAmerica, and Florida East Coast Industries, which owned Florida East Coast Railway. Also in the acquisition was Intrawest, a Canadian based company that operated the largest ski resort in North America.
By 2007, Fortress Investment Group had managed to have more than $32.6 billion in assets under management.The whole growth journey of Fortress Investment Group has been a success. This has however not just happened as a coincidence or by luck. It has been as a result of many principles and core competencies that the firm possesses that make it outstanding in the investment industry. One of the key success factors of Fortress Group has been its asset-based nature of the investments that it runs. Besides having Private equity and credit fund as the main asset strategies that Fortress manages, it has also included real estate, hedge funds, and other permanent financial vehicles. All this is with one objective; to diversify its portfolio into one that can generate long-term cash flow. In 2010, Fortress Investment Group continued to enter in partnership and acquisition contracts with other reputable firms. For instance, it acquired Springleaf Financial Services, which was formally AIG’s American General Financial Services. Other companies involved in these contracts included Graticule Asset Management Asia, Logan Circle Partners, Mount Kellett and D.B. Zwirn & Co.
Currently, Fortress has an international clientele base with more than 1750 institutional and individual investors. It manages assets worth more than $60 billion on behalf of its clients. This is made possible by the company’s able team that constitutes of more than 1000 employees, 220 of them being investment professionals that ensure smooth management of the firm’s operations.
Describing Wes Edens as a businessman would not completely and fully describe him because he is a man of vested with various experience including being a renowned investor and an owner of a sports team. Mr. Edens happens to be a co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks which is a National Basketball Association (NBA) and consequently owns the League of Legends team FlyQuest. He is one of the most prolific figures in the American business market. Currently, he lives in New York.Wesley Robert Edens is the Chairman and Founder of Fortress Investment Group which is a globally recognized alternative asset manager. They founded this Group alongside other 4 four principal partners like Pete, Rob, Randy, and Mike. He studied at Oregon State University and received B.S. in Finance and Business Administration by 1984. His career journey dates back in 1987 at Lehman Brothers where he served as the managing director and partner up to 1993. Later he occupied the same positions at BlackRock Asset Investors.
The investment strategies of Wes can be described as based on creative financing, and building businesses from his investments. From 1998 to 2003 he served as the CEO of Fortress Investment Group LLC and Newcastle investment Holdings LCC up to 2007. He has also served as the President and CEO of Global Signal Inc. and at Capstead Mortgage Corp. He has worked at Eurocastle Investment Ltd and in Capstead Mortgage Corp. as its CEO. He has been the head of Global Principal Finance Group and the Managing Director at Union Bank located in Switzerland.
In addition, he has also served at Drive Shack Inc. where he was the Director and Chairman. Currently, Mr. Wes serves Fortress Credit Corporation as the Principal and Co-Chairman. He also happens to be the Chairman of New Senior Investment Group Inc. Edens has served at Mapeley Limited as the Director and Chairman and also in New Media Investment Group as the Chairman. The services of Wes also extend to being the Chairman of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, New Residential Investment Corp and in SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. As a matter of fact, it is incredible how one person could have all these achievements and actually, the named ones are not all.Over one decade ago, Wes Edens was at number 369 in the Forbes World’s Billionaires list with a net worth of $2.5 billion. He is married to his lovely wife Lynn and blessed with 4 children. He likes mountain climbing and also horse-jumping as part of his hobby.
Paul Mampilly is a man who possesses extraordinary business acumen. The founder of Profits Unlimited primary goal is to help main street Americans achieve financial freedom.
Mampilly is a former Wall Street mogul who left the world of billion dollar dealings behind at the height of his career as he grew tired of the fast paced lifestyle. He began his career in the finance sector as an assistant portfolio manager at Bankers Trust nearly 30 years ago. It took him no time to work his way into prominent positions with other multi-billion dollar companies like Deutsche Bank and ING. Mampilly is largely credited with Kinetics Asset Management’s rise in the industry. He used the knowledge and experience he’d gathered from working at other companies to excel greatly as the hedge fund manager at Kinetics. With him managing the company’s hedge fund its assets rose to $25 billion and it became one of the world’s leading hedge funds.
When Mampilly retired from Wall Street he realized his strong desire to help everyday people make money investing. this desire lead him to create the popular newsletters Profits Unlimited and Extreme Fortunes. Both newsletters contains methods and strategies on how to invest money. every tip found in his newsletters are valid and up to date as he is still part of the finance world and works as a research and investment analyst.
Because of his sound advice he and his newsletters have become very popular. He has been frequently featured on CNBC and Bloomberg TV multiple times. He is expected to release a new research service called True Momentum through his publishing company, Banyan Hill Publishing, in 2017.
As an immigrant Mampilly knew education was his key to success. He attended Fordham University and received his MBA. Mampilly has put his education to excellent use.