Fortress Investment Group is an innovative private equity company that was established in 1998. For two decades now, the investment group has set the trend for several financial firms; with 2007 one being the most noticeable after it became public. It was the first large-scale alternative investment firm to go public. Additionally, Fortress Investment Group was the first to be bought after SoftBank acquired it. The success of this investment group can be attributed to its principals who are dedicated towards its success. Peter Briger is a principal of Fortress Investment Group and a co-chairman of its board of directors. He has been in the business and finance industry for a long time.
Peter attended the Princeton University where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree, and later the University of Pennsylvania for his masters of Business Administration at the Wharton School of Business. Peter joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. after his masters, where he worked for 15 years before being promoted to a partner in 1996. Briger sat in various committees during his tenure at the Goldman, Sachs & Co., such as the Japan Executive Committee and the Global Control and Compliance Committee. Peter Briger later left Goldman, Sachs to join the management committee at Fortress Investment Group. He was a member of the board of directors at Fortress Investment Group in 2006. Peter Briger then became the co-chairman and principal at the investment group three years later. He has an array of responsibilities at the company including overseeing and maintaining the credit and real estate business at the company.
The investment group has undervalued assets and credit investments as well as more than 300 individuals. Besides Peter’s career achievements, he has donated his money and time in various philanthropic causes. He has supported alma mater, Central Park Conservancy, Tipping Point, and Caliber Schools. Peter Briger is also a member of multiple boards including the Caliber Schools, which is a network free and non-selective charter schools in Richmond, California that serves children from low-income earning families. He also supports entrepreneurship at Princeton University where he helps the alumni to set up their businesses by offering funds. Learn More.