Peter Briger is the Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Fortress Investment Group. The Group is a global investment giant that operates assets worth over $65 billion for both institutional and private investors. Peter Briger was elected as the co-chairman in 2009 and has served as a member of the Management Committee since 2002 when he joined.
Mr. Briger is a graduate of Arts at Princeton University and has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He has built his reputation as a respectable businessman and professional after serving at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner since 1996. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs, Peter Briger acquired several titles such as the Co-Head of the Fixed Income Principal Investments group, Asian Distressed Debt Business, and the Whole Loan Sales and Trading business. He was also a member of several committees such as the Japan Executive Committee, Asian Management Committee and the Global Control and Compliance Committee.
Fortress Investment Group has been a trendsetter since its establishment and was the first large-scale private equity firm to go public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007. Today, the firm is a diversified global investment management firm that operates assets for more than 1750 investors in hedge funds and private equity. The group’s strengths include operations management, asset-based investing, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. Peter Briger currently oversees the credit fund and real estate business for the group. His team has more than 300 people and looks into underrated assets and liquid credit investments.
Besides his work, Peter Briger also participates in philanthropic efforts. He has generously but discreetly contributed to charitable organizations that support education, eradication of poverty and, women empowerment. He also pioneered a youth empowerment program that seeks to fund young graduates who would wish to venture into business. Peter also participates in community efforts such as the Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund at Princeton University and also serves on the Board of Directors at the Princeton University Investment Company. He is also a member of the Silicon Valley Council for the Global Fund for Children.
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