Institutional Investor named Fortress Investment Group LLC the Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Firm of the Year at the 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards in 2010. Firms were recognized for their achievements, contributions, and innovation. The 300 investment professionals at Fortress manage more than $13 billion for private clients and institutional investors around the world.
Gareth Henry, the managing director, was named a “Rising Star” by Institutional Investor. He began working for Fortress in 2007. His responsibilities include building relationships with clients in the markets of Africa, Europe and the Middle East, as well as raising capital. He was recognized for his accomplishments and contributions that made him stand out from the crowd. He was also awarded for his potential to become a future leader in the industry.
Fortress Investment Group is one of the top global investment managers. In 2011, the firm had $43.1 billion in assets. In 1998, it was founded to provide alternative and traditional investment products.
In 2014, Fortress considered Brazil as one of the best places to invest in. While attending the Alpha Hedge West conference, Gareth Henry said an amazing trading opportunity arose from the Brazilian elections that year. He was optimistic about the equity market, Brazilian currency, and interest rates. Mike Novogratz, a fellow executive, said earlier that there would be a major rally in Brazilian assets after the failed reelection of President Dilma Rousseff. He believed she would lose and there would be a change of leadership.
Gareth Henry was also interested in investing on Japan and Scotland. Through the rise of Abenomics, he expected the continuation of great trades in Japan. Abenomics are the Japanese government’s economic stimulus programs. The failed independence vote in Scotland led to many great trading opportunities. Gareth Henry recommended keeping an eye on global events that involved political change and geopolitics.
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