Fortress Investment Group is a well established investment management group based out of New York City managing over 43 billion dollars in assets. They offer high end investment services to private and institutional clients using their five core competencies to achieve results.
Fortress Investment Group’s core competencies fall under five broad categories to cover all of the possibilities in their investments. First is a focus on asset-based investing that utilizes their team’s vast experience in diversified asset investing. This experience with a wide range of assets has allowed Fortress Investment Group to build a portfolio that can withstand market downturns over time. In depth knowledge of the the industries that they invest in means that Fortress can best judge how an investment should pan out. Having industry knowledge also means having a team who has many connections and knowledge as to when a profitable investment may come available. The focus on operations management experience allows Fortress Investment Group to understand the working of their investments and pull the best value from them over time. Fortress investment managers have a high degree of experience with corporate mergers and acquisitions. Using this experience, Fortress works with all parties to plan and execute investment strategies as efficiently as possible. Finally, Fortress has a large amount of experience in capital markets making for quick, effective securing of financing for potential investments.
In December 2017 Fortress Investment group was acquired by Japan’s SoftBank as part of a strategy to become the world’s leading managers of alternative investments. This has led to a return to the private sector for Fortress but has otherwise changed very little with their internal workings. SoftBank has gained significant experience in real estate and more traditional credit based investing with their acquisition. They also gain considerable real estate investments that were already a part of Fortress’ portfolio. Despite being acquired by a larger institution, Fortress Investment Group plans to continue their services just as they always have and use their considerable knowledge to help others grow and succeed in their financial endeavors. Hidden Fortress: Behind SoftBank’s $3.3B buy of the asset manager