Peter Briger; the Financial Investment Genius

In the last two decades, Peter Briger has been sharpening his skills and knowledge in the finance and investment sector. Most of his employees and partners respect him for his abilities and devotion towards the profession. His career began taking shape while working for Goldman Sachs &Co.Peter spent over ten years at the corporation and over those years, he held various leadership positions including co-chairperson of the Asian Real Estate Private Equity Business, the Special Opportunities Fund, the Asian Distressed Debt Business, the Fixed Income Principal Investment Group, and the Whole Loan Sales and Trading Business. Peter also had an opportunity to serve on different boards of the firm including the Asian and Japan Management Committee and the Global Control and Compliance Committee.

Today, Peter Briger works in New York for Fortress Investment Group LLC, a firm that specializes in the management of investments. He is part of the leadership team where he holds the positions of co-chair of the board as well as the principal.Peter joined Fortress in 2002 after being offered a managerial job and an opportunity to form Fortress Credit Business. The corporate employs more than 300 workers and is mainly focused on undervalued assets, and distressed and illiquid credit investments.Fortress Investment Group is a trusted investment manager as it has for years maintained a healthy relationship with its clients. The corporate giant has a broad client base with assets of over $43.6 billion under its portfolio. The clients include financial institutions, private groups, and several corporate officials.

For effective delivery of results, Fortress Group partners with other institutions to manage the assets of over 1,750 organizations across the globe.It has been operational for over a decade now and is known for its efficient handling of real estate and private investment programs.Peter Briger is a student of two of the most renowned Universities in the United States. He attended the University of Princeton for his Bachelor of Arts Degree and the University of Pennsylvania for his MBA at the Wharton School of Business. He is involved in various charity initiatives including one that supports the Central Park Conservancy and others at his alma mater, Princeton University. Peter Briger is helped by three others alumni’s to run the Princeton Investment Company, an organization that funds alumni’s and students business proposals by offering starting capital. They started the organization to encourage self-reliance and entrepreneurship among the upcoming generation of leaders.

Capital Group CEO: Taking Over the Investment Industry

Since its inception in 1931, Capital Group strives to be the best in the national financial service sector. The company is estimated to have about $1.4 billion in assets. Capital Group is a private company and has several offices worldwide. Over the years, it has earned a name for itself as the best global investment brokerage company. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Capital Group has over 7,000 employees globally with offices in Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Milan, Madrid, and Zurich.

Timothy Armour is the chairman as well as CEO of Capital Group. He joined the company in 1983 via its Associates Program. With several years of experience in investment, Armour has worked for both U.S services and global communications companies. Timothy Armour attended Middlebury College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Aside from his position as Chairman of Capital Group, he is an Equity Portfolio Manager of the company

Timothy Armour advises investors to “find active managers who earn their keep.” For instance, when Blockbuster got to a $5 billion peak, and Netflix was still not well established, prospects considered the two as having little in common. A few years later, Netflix rose to $45 billion as Blockbuster went bankrupt. Armour insists that success relies heavily on the details of the company.

In the market sell of September 2015, Timothy Armour gave his thoughts about China making up 15% of the world’s GDP. He stated that this has a great impact on the global market. After China had devalued its currency, there was a sudden shock in the financial markets. China continues to influence the world’s economy in developed countries such as Australia, Japan, Europe and Hong Kong. These countries have little of a choice when it comes to dealing with a potential decline in exports. Nonetheless, lower oil and commodity prices offset these negatives. This provides a boost in the world’s financial scene.

The partnership of Capital Group with Samsung Asset Management (SAM) provides hope to the future of retirement funds. Armour stated in a press release that both entities would work together to develop asset allocation products and retirement solutions that will enhance the existing investment capability of SAM. He added that their primary focus is to design investment solutions to meet insurance-linked, retirement and savings needs of investors from Korea.

Janet Yang, CFA says that major contributions of Armour significantly attribute to Capital Group’s success. She points out that Tim Armour is a good leader because he’s able to examine the demands and needs of employees and business.