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Back in 1998, when Wes Edens, Randal A. Nardone, and Rob Kauffman founded Fortress Investment Group they knew they had a winning combination of talent and drive. Forming an “alternative-asset” management firm the team immediately caught the attention of the financial world. The founder’s combined years of experience in managing mergers and acquisitions, securing financing and investing in pioneering entities gave Fortress a reputation as anything other than a run-of-the-mill investment firm. In 2007 it took a radical step by becoming the first alternative-asset firm to go public on the New York Stock Exchange.
In 2017, Fortress made another move, being bought out by Softbank. Fortress kept its original principals and continued to be operated as an independent entity. Wes Edens is still deeply involved, focusing his work on the Private Equity division. Edens ability to dissect complex deals while finding ways to create extraordinary returns even in distressed markets is the basis of the division.
Branching out, Wes Edens became co-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks in 2014 and owns FlyQuest a League of Legends team backed by Fortress that joined the eSport ranks in 2017. This year Edens and Nassef Sawiris invested in the Aston Villa soccer team, buying a 55 percent controlling stake.
Heading in a new direction, Wes Edens Brightline has hit the rails in Florida with overwhelming success. Running between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, with a stop in West Palm Beach, the Brightline commuter train service is currently part of the only privately owned passenger rail system in the States. The aggravation of driving between Miami and Fort Lauderdale is alleviated by a comfortable train ride where commuters can work with complimentary wifi, read in a cozy leather seat, enjoy food service or relax in the lounge.
The premise for Wes Edens was to provide an alternative travel option between cities that are just a bit too far to drive to but too short to fly. Looking at routes between other cities like St. Louis to Chicago or Charlotte to Atlanta, Brightline looks to become the future of commuter rail service in the United States. Billionaire Sawiris, Edens to Buy Aston Villa Soccer Club
Kerrisdale Capital Management was set up in 2009 by its Chief Investment Officer, Sahm Adrangi. At the same time as building the firm, Adrangi took an involved responsibility during every part of its growth. Despite the fact that more than $150 million dollars is currently under Kerrisdale’s management, the firm supervised under $1 million after Adrangi first started it.
Even when Sahm Adrangi’s short selling profits have proven to be extremely excellent, he is probably well-known as a result of publishing research on companies that he thinks the market still has misconceptions about. Two types of stocks that he most often releases Kerrisdale’s assessments on are under-followed longs combined with shorts he believes to be over-hyped.
The Securities and Exchange Commission also have taken enforcement measures against a few of the businesses which Sahm Adrangi uncovered for being deceitful, including ChinaCast Education Corp as well as China Education Aliiance. He received tons of popularity ever since shorting and widely unveiling some of these particular fraudulent Chinese businesses in 2010 and 2011.
A lot of different companies and business sectors have already been the focus of the investigation, but Sahm Adrangi’s attention has, lately, remained towards a number of industries which he has developed knowledge about. The biotechnology field is undoubtedly amongst those, and Kerrisdale has published knowledge regarding Bavarian Nordic, Zafgen, Pulse Biosciences, Unilife and also numerous others. The firm’s analysis is in many instances centered on the progress times of these kinds of businesses coupled with the longer term prospects.
Deutsche Bank happened to be the place wherein Sahm Adrangi begun a profession in the realm of investment. Here, he managed loan debt financing, both high-yield coupled with leveraged. He eventually worked for quite a few years at Longacre Management, a hedge fund.
Adrangi completed his Bachelor of Arts in Economics upon his graduation out of Yale University. On account of all the notoriety he has obtained, both through his stock trading profits and via his studies, some trading gatherings have provided him the ability to discuss his wisdom through presenting to new traders.
NexBank is a financial service organization that was founded in 1922. It offers its customers three significant businesses including institutional services, Mortgage Banking and Commercial Banking. Additionally, the bank mainly serves institutional customers and financial establishments and is dedicated in attending to the banking and financial requirements of large companies, middle-market firms and real estate stockholders. NexBank SSB is a regional bank and an affiliate of the FDIC.
The executive administrative team comprises of financial experts that ensure the bank stays on top in the industry. John Holt is the President and CEO of NexBank since 2011. He has an impeccable background in the banking and financial services sector with over 30 years of experience.
During his vocation, Mr Holt became a professional in capital market dealings, business development and credit risk dealings. John Holt is an active community member who has served on countless civic and social boards not forgetting the Board of Directors of Texas Banker’s Association.
The bank is committed in helping the community through charitable ventures. In July 2016, several financial institutions and its employees in Texas came together to assist the families of the victims of the Sniper attack in Dallas. NexBank was one of these institutions that donated money to the Assist the Officer Foundation.
The cash was meant to help the victims of the slain policemen as well as those wounded while on duty. John Holt explained in a statement that it is prudent to assist the Dallas Police Department so that they can know they had the support of the entire state.
Additionally, in 2016, again NexBank partnered with the Dallas Neighbourhood Homes by financing them with $ 50 million. The money was aimed at lending low-income home investors who could not afford Mortgages as well as offering them with counselling to prepare them for home ownership.