The successful investor and businessman Wes Edens began his illustrious career as Managing Director and Partner at Lehman Brothers in 1987. Wes Edens gained valuable experience and intellectual knowledge in investment management and the nuances of running investment firms from Lehman Brothers. He progressively transitioned the skills gained at Lehman Brothers into another opportunity at BlackRock Private Equity Division. The experience gathered at BlackRock Asset Investors provided another level of expertise and knowledge that established Wes Edens as one of the more respected investment minds within the investing industry. The foundation for Wes Edens education was a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Oregon State University. He also received a Business Administration Degree from Oregon State University as well. Wes Edens has shown a knack for building businesses and investment portfolios through creative financing techniques which allowed him to build upon the foundation of innovative investment positions.
After a successful career at BlackRock Asset Investors, Wes Edens founded the Fortress Investment Group where he currently serves as Chief Investment Officer and head of Private Equity and Co-Chief Executive Officer.at Fortress Investment Group. Wes Edens has created an incredibly large portfolio that generates huge returns on investment within the alternative asset industry. Fortress Investment Group specializes in alternative assets through private equity funds, real estate, and other intangible assets. They specialize in distressed assets, undervalued assets, and illiquid credit Investments. At Lehman Brothers, Wes Edens began his illustrious career as a managing director and partner and became one of the more successful and profitable managing partners within the firm. He showed true leadership abilities by creating avenues to create profitable returns on investment through innovative and creative approaches to investing that were both exceptional and profound.
Lehman Brothers are one of the more respected investment firms in the history of Wall Street by creating trillions of dollars of returns on investment for it clients and creating a reputation as one of the leading Investment firms on Wall Street. In fact, most of the highest levels of most investment firms have executive leadership that began their career at Lehman Brothers. Wes Edens has established himself as a leader in business and investment and also other areas of investment including co-ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks. He also has invested in various sports arena development projects, particularly in Miami and Oakland. Wes Edens does not just invest in the stock markets but he generated portfolios that veer off into other areas of investment including becoming one of the most respected investors in the subprime lending industry. The experience and knowledge gained from his first job at Lehman Brothers where he served as Partner and Managing Director, Wes Edens has created a very successful and rewarding investment career.