Fortress Investment Group, Still a Leader After Two Decades

The financial industry is still impacted by the decisions made by one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers, Fortress Investment Group. Founded as a private equity fund in 1998, Fortress Investment Group has led the way with its investment strategy. In 2007, the firm became one of the first, if not the very first, large-scale private equity funds to raise capital via an IPO. This listing on the NYSE was new for that era, and from that moment forward, Fortress Investment Group has continued to lead the industry with innovation and forward thinking. In the ensuing decade from the IPO, the group has enjoyed growth and diversification.

Today, the firm’s reach is global, and their positions are well-diversified. With around $43B of assets under management, Fortress Investment Group remains a big player and seeks to maximize the returns of its 1,750 investors. Their verticals include private equity, hedge funds, permanent capital vehicles, and alternative investment management. The firm continues its long-view investment strategy that has proven beneficial for the firm as well as its clients over the past two decades. The three main principals are located in both San Francisco and New York City which allows them to keep a finger on the pulse of the two main financial and technology hubs in the country if not the world.

These principals, two of which are in Manhattan, Randal Nardone and Wes Edens, and the third, Peter Briger is based in San Francisco. The entire firm is dedicated to providing investment strategies that improve their clients’ portfolios over the long-term. Their team is working in many different areas of finance and technology, from Corporate M & A, to Operations Management in the firms in which they have a capital stake.

Their decades-long experience serves the team well, as the experience helps them to bring unique insight to each and every deal along with a deep knowledge base encompassing many different industries and business models including those listed above and more. It will be interesting to see where the next two decades takes such an interesting and innovative financial firm.

The Transformation of American Institute Of Architects Under Robert Ivy

The American Institute of architects currently has more than 250 chapters and a membership that exceeds 90,000. There are many design professionals who over the years have contributed positively to enhancing the built environment. These individuals form part of the American Institute of Architects.

Robert Ivy is the current vice president of the American Institute of architects. Before taking on the position of vice president at AIA, Robert was the vice president and director of editorial at McGraw. Robert served as the editor in chief of the architectural record magazine. During his time as the editor-in-chief, the publication won a lot of award s and honors that include, the premier magazine journalism award. The magazine under Roberts leadership won the American society of magazines editors national award celebrating the firm’s excellence. At the time, this was an unusual award to be presented to a publishing company.

As of now, Robert Ivy works at the American Institute of architects. This is America’s leading organization for licensed architects. Membership to the American Institute of architects has been extended to emerging professionals and the company’s allies. American Institute of architects has its headquarters at Washington DC where it has close to 200 members of staff. The institute serves its clients through services such as advocacy, provision of information and helping the communities.

Under the leadership of Robert Ivy in 2011, there has been a significant change at the American Institute of professionals. Among these change is the shifting of focus from being a rich legacy of architectural professionals to a more proactive institute, capable of influencing change in the architectural industry. One of Roberts objectives at the institute is sensitizing and familiarizing the general population on the importance and relevance of architects.

During Roberts tenure at the American Institute of architects, he has made significant achievements that include streamlining the institute’s governance which in turn has led to the improvement of the decision-making process. The creation of a robust awareness campaign alongside conceiving a highly sophisticated digital first technological infrastructure is among the key things Robert has been able to achieve.

Roberts efforts in transforming the architectural industry while empowering architects and designers haven’t gone unnoticed. Recently, he received an award honoring him for his effectiveness in communicating and sensitizing on the value of proper design. Robert through the American Institute of Architects are preparing designers and architects to address the current global issues such as climate change; the impact design has on public health and sustainability. Read more:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ivy