Peter Briger is the Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group. Fortress investment group is one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers.
He joined the investment management firm in 2002 and he has played a major role in the firm’s purchase by a Japanese firm. Briger’s responsibilities at Fortress includes overseeing the firm’s credit business. He leads a team of 300 people that is responsible for illiquid credit investments as well as undervalued assets and distressed.
Formally, he worked with Goldman Sachs & Co for 15 years. His earlier career achievement includes becoming a partner in the Goldman Sachs in 1996. While in Goldman Sachs, he was a member of Asian Management committee, the Japanese executive committees as well as Global Control and Compliance committee. He specifically concentrated on the real estate as well as automotive. Moreover, he served several executive positions in the company including Asian Real Estate Private Equity Business as the group (co-head), the Special Opportunities Fund LLC (also as a co-leader), the Asian Distressed Debt Business (co-leader), the Fixed Income Principal Investments Group (co-leader) as well as in the Whole Loan Sales and Trading business (co-leader). This played a major role in preparing him for his responsibilities at Fortress.
He has managed to build a successful career and accumulate enough wealth to be featured in Forbes’s billionaire list. He ranks number 407 in the prestigious billionaire list. Being a self-made billionaire, there is so much to be said about his career and professional achievements. He is an elite finance professional that saw him appear in the Forbes’s top 400 business professionals’ list in the whole world.
Not only is Peter Briger a member of Princeton University Investment Company but also supporter of Central Park Conservancy. The financial support to the institution is among other ventures he has indulged into to support entrepreneurship.
Apart from his career, he also involves himself in charitable and giving back to the community activities. He gives financial support to non-profit organizations such as Tipping Point which endeavors to elevate the lives of low-income families in San Francisco. Away from that, he is a member of the board of Caliber Schools which is a chain of charter schools.
Peter Briger graduated with a bachelor’s degree in arts from Princeton University as well as a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from the popular University of Pennsylvania.
Armed with a strong education background and extensive finance experience, Peter Briger makes the leadership of Fortress Investment Group strong.