An asset management firm which goes by the name Fortress Investment Group was erected via the combined effort of Randal Nardone and his colleagues both Wes Edens and Rob Kauffman. 1998 is the year that it was founded and with its first headquarters located in New York City. In 2014, it expanded its offices via establishing several of them in Shanghai, San Francisco, Singapore and two in Asia. Also, 2007 was the year when it was listed in the New York City Stock Exchange thus being the first private company to go public. Fortress also has more than 900 employees who are management experts under its roof, and it has ensured that it involves itself in the investments that are risk-adjusted income strategy for the benefit of its clients.
Fortress Investment Group’s core expertise is investment management and in achieving this, offering debt funds and private equity has been the only way out. Also, in managing, pricing and possessing the physical and financial assets, it has experts who provide the services. In succeeding in its operations management, it has come up with robust tools that aid in extracting value straightly from the complex investment. Also, the proper administration of its portfolio leads to the success in assessing the structural, operational and facets trending on the ground.
The acquisition of Fortress Group by the Japanese SoftBank has raised a lot of controversial discussions among the members of the public. This has been because many people never understood the intention of the company’s management when making that decision. However, it’s worth to note that the decision was the most informed move that the company made, and all was in the good interests of the investors and the shareholders of Fortress Group.
Finally, Fortress Investment Group has nurtured managers who can control its mergers and acquisitions. It is a shred of evidence that the operations of the firm are being carried out by individuals who are highly experienced in issues concerning investment because their career history reveals that they have worked previously in several financial institutions holding their top positions. The firms include; UBS, BlackRock Financial Holdings, Lehman Brothers, and Goldman Sachs and they carried the skills and knowledge they had acquired in Fortress. Also, while Wes Edens and Randal Nardone sacrifice their lives by doing all it needs to see Fortress Investment Group rise to an elite company, their colleague Rob Kauffman decides to pursue his long life interest.