The world of investments is not for the faint-hearted. It requires both financial and mental stability to survive. Also, there are equal chances of failure as there are of succeeding and thus one should have a good understanding and a high tolerance level to increase the chances of profitability.
Wes Edens is an entrepreneur and investor in numerous sectors of the economy. He is famously known for his role in forming Fortress Investment Group and his positions as the joint chief executive, and joint-principal. He also heads the private equity department at the corporation. Wes is a graduate of Finance from the Oregon State University, and has previously worked for UBS .
Wes Edens partnered with Peter Briger and Rob Kauffman about two decades ago to form Fortress Investment Group as a mid-level private equity company. Through their hard work and exemplary leadership skills, the firm is now considered the master in the investment circles. The firm is based in New York but has several subsidiary offices across major cities in the world. With a clientele base of over 1,700 individual investors, Fortress has an asset portfolio of more than $43 billion under its management.
Being an investment firm, Fortress Investments specializes in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, assets investment, and operations management. In 2007, the firm caught the attention of the financial sector as it became the premier private equity firm to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Away from financial firms, Wes Edens is an ardent sports fanatic and has made significant investments in several franchises. Just recently, he announced a partnership with Egyptian billionaire, Nassef Sawiris, to purchase a majority stake at Aston Villa, a famous English football entity. Wes is also a joint-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, a basketball team that participates in the NBA, and sole owner of FlyQuest, an esport franchise that competes in the League of Legends. Wes Edens unique approach towards the various investments has played a critical role in his success over the many years. He is always willing to invest in areas where others describe as too risky.