How Peter Briger Has Performed As A Leader In The Financial Industry

Peter Briger is a principal and co-chairman of the board for a global investment firm, Fortress Investment Group. He has been in the business of asset management for over two decades and his current company manages over $65 billion in assets. He is an expert when it comes to distressed debt investing and manages this area of Fortress Investment Group. He is a graduate of Princeton, where he got his bachelor’s degree in 1986, and the University of Pennsylvania which is where he earned his master of business administration (M.B.A.). His career began in New York City at Goldman, Sachs & Company. He started there in 1987 and was named a partner of this renowned investment firm in 1996. He left Goldman Sachs in 2002 so that he could join Fortress Investment Group. He also donates his time to a couple of charities in San Francisco, where he is now based.

The first of these is Tipping Point where he serves on their board. This organization helps low-income families in the Bay Area. He is also on the board of Caliber Schools which is a chartered school network.Beyond distressed debt, Peter Briger is also a big fan of buying cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. He had invested $5.9 million of Fortress Investment Group’s fund into bitcoin a number of years ago. The value of this investment had risen to $22 million when his company was bought by Softbank for $3.3 billion. Since that time the value of his investment has risen by over 550% to more than $142 million in value. He also had invested in what is called a fork offshoot called bitcoin cash and that is worth at least another $8 million.

Peter Briger is listed as a Forbes Top 100 Business Professional. They credited him with building a solid reputation as a leader and professional. They wrote that when he worked at Goldman Sachs he was on a number of important committees including ones like the Japan Executive Committee and the Global Control and Compliance Committee. They also wrote that at Fortress Investment Group he runs a team of over 300 people. They also point to his past charitable work such as supporting the Central Park Conservancy. Additionally, Peter Briger is on Princeton University Investment Company’s board of directors and once made a large financial donation to this university’s Princeton Entrepreneurship program.

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