One of the main challenges faced by investors is finding an experienced financial advisor with analytical skills and excellent business acumen to guide them. Financial advisors with such qualities can be the difference between securing your wealth and losing investments worth millions of dollars. One such experienced financial advisor is Wes Edens: a venture capitalist and private equity specialist based in the Greater New York City Area. Currently serving as the co-chairman and co-chief executive officer at Fortress Investment Group LLC, a diversified investment service provider he co-founded, Mr. Edens is also a serial investor with interests in video gaming and sports industries.
Wes Edens has built his reputation as private equity specialist on sound academic background and experience in the financial services sector. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Oregon State University where he graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He also specialized in Finance. His over three-decade experience in the financial and investment industry began in 1987 with the appointment by Lehman Brothers to serve as a managing director. He was also made partner at the firm before leaving in 1993 to join BlackRock Asset Investors, a division of BlackRock, to serve in the same capacity. In 1998, he partnered with four other investors to found at Fortress Investment. Since its founding, the company has grown exponentially with Wes Edens’ creative and visionary leadership for its growth.
Wes Edens is a creative financial advisor with visionary leadership skills. He has played a vital role in the growth Fortress Investment’s which reached its apex with the multi-million initial public offering in 2009, asset base growth, and diversification of investment services portfolio to other industries such as transportation and video gaming. Wes Edens is also an excellent subprime lending specialist. He played a vital role in Fortress Investment’s acquisition of Springleaf Financial Services. The growth of Fortress Investment also led to a significant ballooning of Wes Edens’ fortune. In 2008, he ranked among the world’s top 1,000th wealthiest people in the world by Forbes magazine. He featured at number 962.Wes Edens’ important role at Fortress, which also includes serving as the chairman of Springleaf Financial Services and Nationstar Mortgage, saw him take home a whopping $54.4 million in 2016 in compensations and dividends from his 63.3 million shares in Fortress Investment. Such income has enabled Wes Edens to invest in other industries including the purchase of Milwaukee Bucks in 2014 and video gaming team, FlyQuest.