How Peter Briger’s Unique Business and Investment Skills Led to His Success in the Financial Industry

How Peter Briger’s Unique Business and Investment Skills Led to His Success in the Financial Industry

Peter Briger has built a very successful career in the finance and investment industry. He is a very capable leader and has proven to be a very savvy investor. He spent fifteen years at Goldman, Sach, and Company, and was named as one of its partners in 1996. During his time at this financial institution, he had a seat on a number of committees. Among these was the Asian Management Committee, the Japan Executive Committee, and the Global Control and Compliance Committee. His leadership roles at Goldman Sachs included heading the Whole Loan Sales and Trading department, the Special Opportunities (Asia) Fund LLC, and the Asian Real Estate Private Equity side of the company.

In 2002 he joined Fortress Investment Group, LLC. This is an alternative asset management firm where Peter Briger heads their real estate, natural resources, distressed debt, and intellectual property investments. He is a managing partner based in their San Francisco area office while the main office is located in New York City. The division he manages has 300 people in it who primarily focus on distressed, illiquid, and undervalued assets.

Over the course of his career, Peter Briger has acquired the moniker of being the “King of Debt”. While working at Goldman Sachs his ability to make money from debt led to him making money from delinquent mortgages in Asia as a troubled British power plant. He also bought and sold Thailand car loans and got involved with a South Korea adult beverage firm. What his strategy was is to buy the assets that the traditional sources of capital don’t want to deal with.

Once a market Peter Briger is involved with stabilizes he would will sell these distressed assets, earning a huge profit from taking the calculated risks involved. It seems pretty simple but the truth is you need to be really skilled in the world of business to pull this type of investment strategy off successfully. It was this skill and market savvy that made him a target for Fortress Investment Group which wanted him as one of their top executives and investment decision makers.

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