On the basis of Gareth Henry’s significant accomplishments and contributions to the hedge fund industry, the Institutional Investor sees him as a future leader in the industry. Therefore, at the Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards, Gareth Henry was chosen as its “Rising Star.” Gareth was awarded this title because the preceding facts have distinguished him among his industry peers and has operated to place him in a position to be transformed into a future industry leader. Gareth holds the position of managing director with the Fortress Investment Group. Gareth Henry also possesses two degrees from two universities, an actuarial degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and a first-class honors degree from the Heriot Watt University. Moreover, Gareth holds membership in the Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK) and in the Fellow of Society of Actuaries (US). In the year of 2007, Gareth Henry made his decision to join the Fortress Investment Group and was given the responsibilities of raising capital and establishing great client relationships in remote foreign markets (the markets of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa).
Gareth Henry was not the only person associated with the Fortress Investment Group LLC to win an award. The Fortress Investment Group itself won the “Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Firm of the Year” award at the Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards. The Fortress Investment Group received this award for having distinguished itself in terms of its innovation, achievements and contributions in the preceding year. The Fortress Investment Group is a publicly traded company, meaning that its owners are its shareholders. Shares of the Fortress Investment Group’s stock are traded each business day in the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FIG.” In the year of 1998, the Fortress Investment Group LLC was founded by the threesome of Wesley R. Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randal Nardone to offer investors a wide array of investment options of both the alternative and traditional variety. The Fortress Investment Group is said to manage $43.1 billion in assets for investors.