Peter Briger is a very successful financial services professional with over 30 years experience. Currently Briger is a Fortress Investment Group principal and their board of directors co-chairman. He is based in the company’s offices in San Francisco, California. Peter Briger has had a brilliant career. Since completing his bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and earning his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, he has worked in administrations of both President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson. He has also spent 20 years working in asset management. At Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger is in charge of the firm’s real estate business and credit fund. He joined the company in 2002 and has played an important role in managing the over $65 billion in assets for their institutional and private investor.
Peter Briger became a member of the Fortress team four years after its founding. His expertise was vital as the company was expanding simply being exclusively a private equity firm to including hedge funds and alternative asset management in the services it offered. In 2009, Peter Briger became Fortress Investment Group’s board co-chairman. Prior to joining Fortress Investment Group, Briger worked at Goldman Sachs for 15 years. As a partner at the company, he oversaw the business operations in several areas. Peter Briger was Goldman Sachs’ Whole Loan Sales and Trading business and Fixed Income Principal Investments Group co-head. He was also on its Asian Management Committee and Global Control and Compliance Committee.Plus, he helped manage Goldman Sachs Special Opportunities Fund and its Asian Distressed Debt business and other divisions of the company.
In 1997, Peter Briger co-founded Goldman Sachs’ very successful Special Situations Group.Hiring Peter Briger continues to pay dividends for Fortress Investment Group. So far this year, his team has raised over $4.5 billion for the newly formed ‘Fortress Credit Opportunities Fund IV’. The money represents almost 90% of Fortress Investment’s new funds raised this quarter. In addition to his work with Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger is also supports several community-driven causes and philanthropic organizations. He’s a Council on Foreign Relations member and as well as a member of the Global Fund for Children Silicon Valley Leadership Council.For well over three decades Peter Briger has proven to be a highly-skilled financial services professional. Plus, his work helping needy children show he’s also a caring individual.