Fortress Investment Group: The Future of Investment Management
Over the past two decades, Fortress Investment Group has grown to be a global investment manager with broadened horizons. As of December 31st, 2017, Fortress had approximately $43.6 billion of assets under management for over 1,750 institutions and private investors worldwide over a wide scope; spanning from real estate, financial status, private equity to lasting capital investment strategies. Fortress has 953 asset managers, 216 of whom are professionals in investment management. With our main office in New York and many branches around the world, it has been a great deal of success in asset management. Since its inception, Fortress Investment Group has been uniquely built under for important values that have given it a competitive advantage in the management of assets.
The group has specialized diversely in asset-based investing. Its proficiency spreads to evaluating, maintaining, funding and monitoring the control of assets both monetary and physical. Besides, an in-depth knowledge of the investment industries it invests in combined with a team of skilled personnel and relationship across the globe. Furthermore, the ability to assess challenges likely to be phased in all fronts allows Fortress to take better-calculated risks and to cash in on those risks which are somewhat risky. Moreover, the skillfulness in matters capital markets, and skills in achieving economic, less exposure funding for its investments by gaining the debt and capitalizing. Finally, broad experience in the consolidation of companies and assets has presented an excellent opportunity to grab the opportunities and potential to grow.
In light of the value of corporate mergers and acquisitions, on December 27th, 2017, Fortress Investment Group acquisition by Softbank Group in a deal worth $3.3 Billion. Consequently the shares of each class A shareholder shot to $8.8 per share. Even with the acquisition, Fortress will keep operating within SoftBank as an independent business with head offices in New York. This was an opportunity for both SoftBank and Fortress to grow in additional investment expertise.Arguably the greatest strength possessed by Fortress Investment Group is its leadership. With three principals with over 70 years’ experience among them in the corporate group. And a vastly experienced and equipped board of management Fortress boasts of one of the best leadership team in the investment field. The leadership maintains strong governing policies and processes, all aimed at the professionalism and maintaining business accountability and integrity.The strides made by Fortress in 2 decades are remarkable and must be praised. Yet, the future seems even brighter. The committed leadership, the core value maintenance, and the recent acquisition places Fortress as the future of investment management and achieving the cornerstone of Fortress investment group – performance.