Peter Briger is a financial expert and business leader from San Francisco, California. Currently, he is the co-chairman and principal of Fortress Investment Group, a renowned firm in the field of global investment management. The group offers its services to the institutional and private investors while overseeing assets of over $65 billion. Before he was elected as the co-chairman of the board in 2009, he had been guiding various management operations of the firm since 2002. As of now, he manages the credit fund of the investment group as well as the real estate business.
Peter Briger graduated from Princeton University with business administration degree and proceeded to Pennsylvania’s university, Wharton School of Business, where he received master’s in Business Administration. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs as a partner where he oversaw a number of operations in various business areas. Furthermore, he served on several committees like the Asian Management Committee, Compliance Committee and Global Control where he maintained his duties as the co-head of the Whole Loan Sales and Trading, and Fixed Income Principal Investments Group business of the firm. He assisted in operating divisions such as Goldman Sachs Special Opportunities (Asia) Fund, and Asian Distressed Debt business.
Besides his professional activities, Briger involves himself in various community-driven and philanthropic events such as Silicon Valley Leadership Council for children’s Global Fund. Peter Briger is a member of a non-partisan organization, Council on Foreign Relations, a group that promotes a broader understanding of foreign policies among the elected officials and the citizens.
In 2008, Peter Briger was ranked among the top ten wealthiest billionaires in the Forbes Billionaires. Job opportunities in the firm are posted on his website for any individual who might be interested in applying. According to the reviews from some of the firm’s workers, indicate that the environment is ample for one to work in as the staffs are also smart, thoughtful and friendly. Fortress Investment Group highly recognizes and rewards the hardworking and dedicated employees.
Briger pays his employees well as well as offering support to Princeton entrepreneurship program that is aimed at providing funds to the upcoming entrepreneurs as well as startup companies. The program also emphasizes the need to focus on the mind to creativity, innovation, and pathways. Besides, it offers alumni some funds to help them convert their ideas into reality. Briger is ever interested in assisting people to achieve their dreams.