Fund Manager: Thomas W. Pulley
Company: Fortress Real Estate (Asia)
Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE: FIG) is a leading global investment management firm. Fortress offers a range of alternative investment strategies, including private equity, credit and liquid markets, as well as traditional fixed income asset management for institutional and private investors around the world. As of September 30, 2011, Fortress had approximately $43.6 billion in fee paying assets under management. Fortress is headquartered in New York and has offices in Atlanta; Dallas; Frankfurt; London; Los Angeles; New Canaan, Connecticut; Philadelphia; Rome; San Francisco; Shanghai; Seoul; Singapore; Sydney; and Tokyo.
Fortress was founded in 1998 as an asset-based investment management firm with a fundamental philosophy premised on alignment of interests with the investors in its funds. Fortress managed funds primarily employ absolute return strategies; we strive to have positive returns regardless of the performance of the markets. Investment performance is our cornerstone – as an investment manager, we earn more if our investors earn more. In keeping with our fundamental philosophy, we invest capital in each of our managed fund businesses.
Our Businesses: Credit
Fortress’s Credit business was launched in August 2002 by Pete Briger. Today, the Fortress Credit team consists of over 300 professionals (as of September 30, 2011) and is focused on investing globally, primarily in undervalued assets and distressed and illiquid credit investments. The Credit funds investment team, led by Co-CIOs Pete Briger and Dean Dakolias, has a long and established track record of investing throughout a number of credit and distressed cycles around the world, including the RTC Workout and the Asian Financial Crisis. With approximately 80 professionals dedicated to asset management in eight geographic locations (as of September 30, 2011), we believe that the Fortress Credit team also has the experience and expertise to manage and service assets with operational complexity. - See more at: http://www.investmentinjapan.com/finder/thomas-w-pulley#sthash.EG8ZRcAB.dpuf