The Fortress Investment Group can be defined as being one of the most successful financial management firms in the USA. It was established in 1998 and has over the years grown to win many awards such as the 2014 Hedge Fund Manager of the Year. The group was co-founded by Wesley Edens, Kaufman and Randal Nardone. Rob Kaufman retired from the group in 2012, but both Wesley Edens and Randal Nardone are still engaged in its operations. Randal Nardone acts as the director of the group. He is placed in the 557th position of the Forbes Billionaire list that equally includes Wesley Edens. Before retiring Rob Kauffman served as an investment banker and a race team owner. In the case of Edens and Nardone, they both worked at the Blackrock Financial Management Inc where they attained vital skills in financial management and leadership.
Operations of Fortress Investment Group
Fortress Investment Group has diverse operations in the financial sector that have helped it remain both competitive and profitable in the past. It is one of the first private equity firms to be publicly traded with the move being attributed to its financial performances. It became listed in the NYSE in 2007 and managed alternative assets that are worth more than $ 70.2 billion. Since its creation that Company has grown rapidly and netted 39.7% earnings in the period 1999 to 2006. The success is attributed to the investment and management strategies employed by the professional team.In 2014, the Softbank Group which is based in Japan made public its intention to acquire the Fortress Investment Group.
The Softbank Group Corp viewed it as being an ideal way through which it could improve its financial services.The deal saw the Japanese Conglomerate become the parent company of the investment group. However, this did not alter the management and leadership of the team. On the contrary, Randal Nardone was maintained at its leaders. The Fortress Investment Group remains as an independent business that is under the Softbank Group Corp. The deal has been beneficial to the financial management firm as it has improved its global stance in financial services. On the other hand, Softbank Group Corp has increased company product portfolio in both financial and telecommunication services.