Fortress investment Group came into existence in 1998. Initially, the company was privately owned. Fortress Group has been a pacesetter in the industry. In the company’s initial public offering (IPO), Fortress Investment Group became the first comprehensive private equity company to be publicized on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Currently, Fortress Investment Group is a differentiated international management company that directs more than $43 billion of assets for more than 1,750 investors in permanent capital vehicles, private equity, and hedge funds. The company’s strategy is that of ‘strong risk-adjusted returns’ for its clients over the more extended periods. The company has its main offices in New York with more than 900 employees.The company has three main principals based in different location. In San Francisco, the company has Peter Briger and Randol Nardone based in New York as well as Wes Edens who is also found in New York.
Fortress Company has specialized in asset-based investment, corporate mergers and acquisition, operations management, capital markets, and sector-specific knowledge of institutions and companies.Randal Nardone is the founder of Fortress Investment Group, and he is currently one of the company principals. Other co-founders include Wes Edens who is also a current principal and Rob Kauffman, a retired principal. These founders came with profound financial insights after working at the Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, UBS, and BlackRock Financial Management. The three had a goal to develop a new kind of investment company, which could be like an ‘alternative asset’ a strategy that brought to life private equity as well as investing in the cutting-edge vehicles. The three’s assets under management became successful quickly from $400 million to around $3.9 billion. The company assets were at $32.6 billion by 2007. The company established its first investment vehicles in 1999.
Previously, the company invested in real estate including the Toronto and New York Markets. Later, the company quickly enlarged into hedge funds and debt securities. The company has been successful from the beginning, and it has grown at a very high pace to be among the lading in the industry. Fortress Investment Group is a top, highly differentiated international investment Management Company. The company utilizes the deep experience as well as specialized expertise including several investment strategies to help investors around the worlds. The plans include credit, private equity, and traditional asset management and liquid markets. In 2002, Michael Novogratz joined the fortress Company as the fund manager. Michael was previously working at Goldman Sachs. However, he left Fortress Company in 2015. In 20-207, the company acquired largest ski resort in North America.