Peter Briger is the incumbent president of the Fortress Investment Group, a leading investment manager globally. He also serves as a Co-Chairperson of the company’s board of directors. Being a finance and investment guru, Peter belongs to the Forbes top 400 business professionals internationally.Before leaving to Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger had been serving at Goldman Sachs & Co., as a partner. On arrival at Fortress, Briger’s impact could not be ignored. Under his management, Fortress Group’s Assets under management skyrocketed from a meager $3.9 billion to the highs of $32 billion by 2007. This saw the firm announcing its first Initial Public Offer (IPO) despite being a private equity company of a large magnitude. This event made history and what followed was other investment firms of its type imitating the innovative move.
Peter obtained his undergraduate degree at the Princeton University and later proceeded to pursue his Master in Business Administration at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He later began his professional career in finance at the Goldman Sachs Co., where he served in a variety of leadership, operational and management roles.With the help of theoretical knowledge that he had acquired during his pursuit for both Bachelor’s and Master Degree, Peter Briger managed to gain extensive expertise and skills at Goldman Sachs, which was an investment banking company. He was able to develop and boost his proficiency in real estate, foreign investments, trading, loans and distressed debt. His accurate intelligence in finance later saw him become a partner at the renowned investment bank. Later, he made his next move to Fortress Investment Group where he became and still is, a co-Principal.
During his fifteen years that Peter Briger worked for Goldman Sachs, he gained wide knowledge and experience. This is what assisted him to raise Fortress Group to incredible heights that no one anticipated. For instance, under his able leadership at the company, Fortress has received numerous industry accolades, especially between 2010 and 2015. The company’s assets under management have also increased to an excess of $65 billion. These assets belong to both private and institutional investors.One outstanding attribute about Peter Briger is that besides his professional commitments, he also serves other roles that are focused towards the improvement of the society. Peter engages in philanthropic activities that mainly focus on providing quality education, alleviation of poverty and also helping needy children that come from marginalized communities.