Breaking down the investment strategy employed by the Fortress Investment Group

When Wes Edens, Randal Nardone and Robert (Rob) Kauffman came together twenty years ago, they knew that they wanted to start an investment vehicle that they would use to grow their own portfolios and probably help others secure their financial futures by investing through their group. Have been able to raise 400 million in assets under management they set to start the Fortress Investment Group. Today the group has grown to a staggering 40 plus billion-dollar group. They have a diverse portfolio that includes

Private Equity

This entails a portfolio worth around three billion dollars. The private equity wing of the Fortress Investment Group is driven by a strategy that entails General buyout and sector-specific funds. This strategy has seen the group focus on control-oriented investments. These are assets where the group has either full control or majority control. It can be seen in investments such as the acquisition of AIG Which is today known as SpringLeaf Financial nan industry leader that now controls more than 14 billion assets under management. These investment strategies have helped Fortress to focus on asset-based businesses and cash-flow generating assets and in various geographical locations that include North America, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Permanent Capital Vehicles

What the Fortress Investment Group refers to as permanent investment vehicles entails a number of Publicly traded companies. These are companies that are industry leaders in their sectors and have helped them strengthen their portfolios in a wide variety of real estate related assets. They have also been essential in the transportation & infrastructure are a key example being BrightLine. This is a private railroad company that recently introduced a new route between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. This helped reduce the commute the that previously took approximately two hours in peak traffic to just 35 minutes. Fortress also has an interest in media-related assets. This class of assets entails about 7.5 billion dollars.

Credit Private Equity

This is the largest portfolio within the group’s investments. It has been led by every able hand in the name of Peter Briger with a total of 17.9 billion dollars. This includes a recent investment of 20 million dollars to iPass a company that provides hotspots to residents and corporate clients all over the world. Today the company is the biggest provider of WIFI hotspots in the world.

Credit Hedge Funds

This entails its second largest portfolio with 8 billion dollars,the Fortress Investment Group has invested in opportunistic lending situations and distressed assets.

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