Besides being a partner with the Goldman Sachs & Co., Peter Briger is also the current President and co-Chairman of the Fortress Investment Group, an investment management firm leading in asset management globally. Peter’s career journey was exciting, having had the privilege to attend the Princeton University to pursue his undergraduate degree. After completion, he joined the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, where he acquired his Master Degree in Business Administration. Immediately after attainment of his Master, he joined Goldman Sachs & Co., an investment banking company where he started his career. There he worked at different levels of functionalities ranging from operations to leadership and management.
During his tenure at the reputable investment bank, Peter Briger engaged indulged himself into learning more about the various investment strategies such as real estate, foreign investment, loans, and trading. He became so proficient in the financial acumen that the same reputable banking company that had hired him decided to partner with him. Later in the year 2002, Peter Briger made a very remarkable move of his life. He left Goldman Sachs and joined Fortress Investment Group as a co-principal. At Fortress, Briger’s expertise was highly needed because the company was young and it had been experiencing slow growth. With the help of the extensive experience and investment knowledge that he had gained during his tenure at Goldman Sachs & Co, Peter was able to impact on the company’s performance and saw it grow its assets under management from a miserable $400 million to a whopping $32 million by 2007.
Under the able leadership of Peter Briger, Fortress Investment Group has seen itself in the good books of the public for the better part of its existence period. The good publication has also been complemented by the industry performance-based accolades that Fortress Group has received under the leadership of Briger. For instance, in 2010 and 2011, the Institutional magazine named Fortress the “Hedge Fund of the Year.” In 2014, another publication that is very prominent in the investment industry named the group the “Management Firm of the Year.” This spoke volumes about the spectacular work of Peter Briger as the senior-most manager. One life attribute of Peter the makes him an adorable leader is his belief in education. He believes that education is an essential key to the progress of individuals and the society in general. With this in his mind, he sets funds that he uses to pay for the needy children’s education, all in the quest for liberating the society by alleviating poverty.