Wes Edens and Fortress Investment Group are the First Publicly Traded Buyout Firm

Renowned investor, Wes Edens, Chief Investment Officer and Fortress Investment Group is proud to be the first publicly traded buyout firm. Fortress Investment Group was established in 1998 by five principal partners including Wes Edens, Michael Edward, Randall Nardone, Peter Briger Jr., and Robert Kauffman. Fortress Investment Group has become a global conglomerate by investing in alternative assets and various other investment categories. Some of the more lucrative investment vehicles include Private Equity, Funds Hedge Funds, Real Estate Vehicles and various other investment arenas. More specifically, Fortress Investment Group specializes in illiquid credit investments, distressed assets, and undervalued assets.

Wes Edens has provided strong leadership and creative guidance for investing in alternative assets with a track record that spans over two decades. He is becoming one of the go-to persons for the subprime lending investment categories. In February 2007 Fortress Investment Group became the first publicly traded buyout firm on the stock market. Providing new insights and creative thought processes to the leverage subprime and all other alternative assets, Wes Edens is becoming a pioneer in the investment industry. Wes Edens was educated at Oregon State University where he received a Bachelor Degree in Finance and also Business Administration Degree. He currently serves as President of Private Equity and Co-Chief Executive Officer. Wes Edens has expanded his investment portfolio to include co-ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks and several other renowned investments within the sports paradigm.

As President and Chief Investment Officer at Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens has created the leadership prowess to invest in the highest levels of intellectual capital and professional investment knowledge within his more than 100 asset management employees. Fortress Investment Group is a global conglomerate that provides investment opportunities for over 1600 private investors and institutional clients around the world. The portfolio has assets under management totaling over $67.5 billion and provides a strong portfolio for creating large lucrative profits and returns on investment for its various investment ventures. Wes Edens has provided exceptional leadership and the needed expertise through analysis and evaluation of not only assets but in key personnel to create a streamlined organization that is poised to continue to flourish and grows well into the future. With the strong foundation of great leadership and sound intellectual knowledge, Wes Edens is creating an opportunity to leverage the organization’s resources into a powerful lucrative return on investment. Fortress Investment Group became a publicly traded company in February of 2007 and quickly became one of the stronger investment portfolios on the market and the first publicly traded buyout firm.