When it comes to growing credit in the private sector, Gareth Henry is both experienced and knowledgeable. He has served as the head of global investor relations through a number of alternative investment management most of which have been based in the U.S. in addition to that, he served as the former head of IR for Angelo Gordon as well Fortress Investments. However, his experience goes even further than his work experience. Gareth Henry studied Actuarial Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. This has come in handy when it comes to calculating and understanding the complex math behind this industry.
Gareth Henry has a unique set of skills stemming from his mathematical training as well as extensive industry experience. Because of this, he was appointed Head of International Investor Relations for the company at the Fortress’ office in London. This was a result of his ability to formulate and carry out a strategy for sales that was aimed at addressing the fixed, institutional incomes for the company’s fixed income, hedge fund and private equity lines for the business.
On the other hand, Gareth Henry was also appointed Global Head of Investor Relations at Fortress Liquid Markets. Here, he was in charge of a team that pin-pointed clients from all over the globe for marketing, sales and services for the clients. Before joining Fortress, Gareth Henry worked as the Director of Strategic Solutions at a money management firm located in Schroders, London. Prior to this, he served as the manager for in Philadelphia for SEI Investments. To know more about him click here.
Gareth admits that he was always attracted to the relationship between Mathematics and finances and that once he studied economics and risk management, he was hooked. He says that what made him stand out was his talent for talking to clients and even strangers and his ability to explain investment plainly. For this reason, it is only natural that he gravitated towards investor relations and raising capital.
Henry’s extensive experience has helped him to stay up-to-date- with the latest developments in his field. He also says that keeping in constant touch with his clients is just as important.
Wes Edens is a visionary entrepreneur and owns or co-owns several prominent companies in various fields such as transport, finance, and sports. He is the co-founder Fortress Investment Group which he currently serves as one of its CEOs with the other two partners. He also heads the private equity department since he is an expert in the management of investments.
Since its birth in 1998, Fortress is an excellent firm when it comes to the oversight of invested resources. It is due to the tremendous managerial skills showcased by its founders and runners. The company’s diversified operations involve areas of investment research, oversight of operations and engaging in mergers and acquisitions deals. Fortress’ team of investment experts are also good at what they do.
Under the leadership of Wes Edens, the company has had major expansions through mergers and acquisitions. These operations have involved companies in various areas from finance to entertainment. Some of the purchases include organizations such as SoftBank Group, Canadian Company Intrawest and Penn National Gaming.
Wes Edens is responsible for spearheading the Brightline’s Smart Service- a privately owned train company. It began its operations with a line between Fort Lauderdale to Miami. After the Miami-Fort Lauderdale project, Wes Edens intends to extend the Brightline train project into other regions of the country. The next plans seem to involve Dallas, Houston, St. Louis, Atlanta and other areas within the U.S.
The train system between from Miami to Fort Lauderdale has already made transport more efficient. The system is reported to be twice as fast as using a motor vehicle, and passengers use four times less as money as needed to use road transport. With the expansion into other areas, the will save the economy a considerable percentage of resources used to develop the country’s economy.
Wes Edens is naturally attracted to sports. It causes him to spot investment opportunities in the sports arena easily. Wes is one of the partners of Milwaukee Bucks, a starring basketball team. After partnering with Nassef Sawiris, an African entrepreneur, Wes bought a huge part of England’s Aston Villa Football Club. The partners own more than half of the club in shares.