The field of investment management is highly competitive, and many companies are trying to win the top spot. However, one of the companies that have been at the top spot for many years now in the United States is Fortress Investment Group. The company has been committed to helping the individuals as well as organizations manage their money efficiently as well as provide them with credit services, as and when required. One of the specialties of Fortress Investment Group has been alternative assets and helping the investors find alternative assets classes that they can invest their money. It not only helps in safeguarding money from the market volatility but also sustainably helps in revenue generation.
Recently, Fortress Investment Group was taken over by another financial giant from Japan, named Softbank Group. As per the transaction clause, Fortress Investment Group would be allowed to function independently for the time. Fortress Investment Group is a publicly traded firm in the United States in New York Stock Exchange, and at the time of its listing, it was the first private equity firm to be listed in NASDAQ. The company has grown substantially in the last few years and continues to grow exponentially under its capable leadership.
Wes Edens is known as one of the founders of the successful Fortress Investment Group. He is a graduate of the Oregon State University from where he has a degree in Finance and Business Administration. After completing his studies, he was offered a job at the Lehman Brothers where he was one of the partners. After working for six years as a partner, he wanted to explore his options. Wes Edens then moved to BlackRock where he worked for another four years. During this time, he had realized that he had potential and could do something for himself rather than work for other people. It was then he decided to create Fortress Investment Group for four other partners.
After building Fortress Investment Group from scratch, Wes Edens grew in ranks and is known as one of the top executives in the company. Apart from the financial market, he is also interested in sports and considers it to be a great place for investment. He owns the Milwaukee Bucks along with other partners for which they paid about half a billion dollars. He is also the sole owner of an eSport team with the name FlyQuest. Wes Edens currently resides in New York with his wife and four beautiful children.