Founded in 1998 as a private equity firm, Fortress Investment Group is the leading global investment manager with an extensive and highly diversified portfolio. This firm manages alternative assets in private equity, credit funds, and liquid hedge funds.
Since it was launched, Fortress Investment Group has dominated the scene when it comes to investment management. In fact, as of September 30th, 2018, this company officially manages assets worth $41.4 billion. In addition to this, Fortress has over 1,750 clients from all over the world under its wing. This company conducts its operations through 915 asset management employees of which, 205 are certified investment professionals.
Fortress Investment Group is currently working with Softbank to raise funds for their latest joint project- to raise enough money for two real estate firms. Softbank bought Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion in 2017. In the wake of this transaction, Softbank announced it fully owned Fortress subsidiaries and any of the company’s shares. However, Fortress will still continue to operate as an independent company under Softbank. Their headquarters will remain in New York.
However, Softbank is not the only company that Fortress has partnered with over the years. For example, the company partnered with Bruce Eichner to provide debt for his flatiron condo on 45 East 22nd Street in New York. Likewise, Fortress also launched a collaborative project with L&L Holding Company on TSX Broadway and Maefield Development.
In 2009, FIG launched the Fortress Japan Opportunity Fund which was their first Yen dominated fund. Within the same year, Fortress also acquired the D.B Zwirn & Co. accounts and became the official manager of these accounts.
Fortress Investment Group is still in the process of expanding and opening several corporate branches. Their latest office branches were opened in 2011 in San Francisco, Singapore, and Shanghai. In the same year, Fortress launched a project labeled Fortress Asia Macro Fund, Fortress Real Estate Opportunities Fund, and the Worldwide Transportation & Infrastructure Fund and Fortress Credit Opportunity Fund.
In 2017, FIG launched their first asset-based income fund.