An investor at the Fortress Investment Group LLC by the name of Gareth Henry was named a “Rising Star.” Gareth Henry was so named and awarded by the Institutional Investor because as a professional in the hedge fund industry he has accomplished and contributed much to the industry. This fact makes him distinguished among his industry peers and has operated to position him to be a future industry leader.
Gareth Henry holds down the position of managing director at the Fortress Investment Group. Gareth is also a holder of two degrees, an actuarial degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and a first-class honors degree from the Heriot Watt University. In addition, Gareth is a member of the Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and the Fellow of Society of Actuaries (US). In the year of 2007, Gareth Henry became an executive in the Fortress Investment Group, charged with the responsibilities of raising capital and forming client relationships in such far flown foreign markets as that of the European, Middle Eastern and African markets.
The Fortress Investment Group LLC, the alternative asset manager firm for which Gareth Henry is employed, took home the “Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Firm of the Year” award at the Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards. This award was awarded thereto particularly because the firm had distinguished itself in the area of innovation, achievements and contributions in the previous year.
Fortress Investment Group is a publicly traded company, whose stock trades in the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FIG.” It is also a leading global alternative asset investment manager, which as this award event, has approximately $43.1 billion in assets that it manages. The Fortress Investment Group LLC was founded in 1998 by the trio of Wesley R. Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randal Nardone to offer investors a wide array of alternative and traditional investment products. The Fortress Investment Group’s Credit team, which consists of over 300 professional investors, manages over $13 billion for global institutional investors and private clients.
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