Peter Briger’s Persistent Passion for Education

For sure, Peter Briger, the CEO of Fortress investment group has raised the bar too high for the leadership of the investment industry. Peter is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a master degree in business administration from its Wharton Business’ School. He then began his career as a financier and investment analyst at the Goldman Sachs. Here, several roles were performed by Peter Briger, ranging from leadership positions to management and operations. This equipped Briger with a unique skill that has enabled him to remain outstanding in the whole of the finance and investment industry.

In 2002, Peter Briger decided to transfer to Fortress Investment Group, which was then a private equity company. His arrival was marked by the company transforming from the private equity firm that it was, to start managing other investment strategies that were introduced by Peter, These included hedge funds, credit funds, real estate and other permanent capital vehicles. This was a bold step that saw the company’s portfolio skyrocket from the $400 million that it was to more than $3.29 billion. In 2007, under the leadership of Peter Briger, Fortress broke the world record to be the first alternative asset investment company to go public. This was a very brave move that had no precedence. The move was strongly upheld by other players in the industry, with many of them emulating Fortress.

Peter has also made the company to win a lot of technical awards that have been out of the effective management that he, and his co-Principals, have demonstrated over the years. Apart from being a CEO at the Fortress Investment Group, Briger is also a board member at various companies. He is also a business partner to his former employer, Goldman Sachs, a prominent investment, and banking company in the U.S. Briger is a staunch supporter of education. He believes that the only avenue to the success of any society is by enlightening their youth. This has motivated Peter Briger to engage in numerous philanthropic activities including providing school fees for children from underprivileged families. His principal motive is to alleviate poverty in the society.