When Fortress Investment Group was starting 20 years ago, it would be hard to fathom what it would turn to be today. Although some people can say that a keen eye would tell someone looking at the firm what would come of it, nobody can be certain. At least, what many know is what happened some 11 years ago when Fortress Group made the announcement about its bid to appear in the New York Stock Exchange. This IPO will never be deleted from the memory of members of the public. Since appearing for the first time in the NYSE as a private firm, things have been getting bigger and better for Fortress Group. Because you this, the number of investors has been increasing steadily. Today, 20 years after FIG was founded, there are more than 1, 750 investors who accumulatively have an investment that is valued at $43 billion.

During a recent press conference, Fortress Investment Group CEO and Founder Randal Nardone said that he attributes the progress to the strategies the principals have put in place. All the three principals namely Randal Nardone, Wes Edens, and Peter Briger have different skills. When these three guys bring together their many years of expertise, you can expect that FIG won’t sink. Instead, as Wes puts it, the firm will turn out to have thousands of people investing. For now, this private equity firm has narrowed down its scope to cover five broad areas of investments. The five facets of investment schemes are asset-based investing, corporate mergers as well as acquisitions, and capital markets. The other two guys, Peter Briger and Wes Edens have also injected enormous efforts to ensure FIG does not remain where it was several years ago.

Using their many years of experience in the field of business and management, they have proven to the world that three people with different social backgrounds can come together to form a stable business empire.  Prior to his joining Fortress Investment Group, Edens had owned and managed several high-end businesses. These must have given him a solid foundation on how to run and manage a bigger business. The three are in charge of different oversight roles, which enable then to guide and take forward Fortress Group. The CEO says that their focus for now is to ensure FIG has an even bigger number of investors. This is something they are sure to achieve as a private equity firm. “The future of Fortress Investment Group is bright. We are ready to take our chances,” Randal said in a recent press statement.

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