Fortress Investment Group Under Peter Briger

Fortress Investment Group is planning to raise funds for corporate lending under SoftBank group Corp Ownership. The firm is currently preparing to build about two billion dollars which are to be used for the direct loan. The firm which is based in New York also has plans to raise over 5 billion dollars for its fifth flagship credit opportunity fund which it last did in 2015. The raising of these funds will mark its newest chapter since it became the first United States private equity firm to be delisted after it was sold for a whopping 3.3 billion dollars in 2017. The  firm has put forward new faces as it recently promoted Drew McKnight and Josh Pack to work as managing partners.

Its principal Peter Briger leads the Fortress investment group. Mr. Briger also is the co-chairman of the company’s board of directors. Peter has served as a Fortress member in the board of directors since late 2006. He was elected the Co-chairman in the year 2009 and has been in the management committee since March 2002. Mr. Briger is also in charge of the credit and real estate business at Fortress Investment Group. Before joining fortress in the year 2002, he had spent over fifteen years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. there he becomes a partner in the fall of 1996. Peter Briger is also on the board of Caliber Schools which is a group of charter schools that are dedicated to preparing their students for success in the four competitive years of college and also beyond that. Peter Briger has a B.A from Princeton University and also has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School Of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Briger has also served as a board member of the Princeton University Investment Company (PRINCO). He also funded the professorship at Princeton which is now held by Bryan Grenfell of ecology and evolutionary biology and the Woodrow Wilson School. Briger is also on the board of advisors of Center for a New American Security since the year 2017. In the year 2012, Peter Briger was also named an advisory board member in CNBC. Meet Pete Briger: A Titan in the Investment and Finance World

A review of Sean Penn’s “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.”

Sean Penn’s first novel is action-packed, full of twists. It is a book for those who love ironic madness entangled with revelations that shock the reader. The book uses a language that is deep. It details the story of Bob Honey in an imagined universe where morals and proper governance are unlikely.

 

Bob Honey is a divorced management expert who makes a living through unscrupulous deals with authoritarians. He sells fireworks to dictatorships. Bob is portrayed as an antisocial character who does not associate well with his neighbours in California. Bob’s side job is assassinations. He revels in ending his victims’ lives, mostly the elderly, by using a mallet to disfigure their heads. Bob has dealings with character Fletcher, who resemble the personality of El Chapo.

The tenuous novel was initially released back in 2016. Penn was narrating with a fictitious name, Pappy Pariah. There are instances where Bob engages in vulgar activities. He joins a drug dealer to escapades in international waters. The articulation used by Penn is very ambitious prose. The style used is a bit jittery and feels sticky at times. In some instances, Penn’s conspiratorial messages are revealed. In a scene in the aftermath of a shooting where five officers were killed in Dallas; Bob later perceives that the media encouraged the murder of cops after pre-convicting cops of racial rancour. There is excess alliteration supported by an enticing misleading theory.

 

Bob takes the form of a loner. He is an overcritical figure. He carries out his activities in the dark to keep away attention that may reveal his character. He avoids social appearances and doesn’t interact with strangers. He is involved in a government operation seeking to find characters that drain the country’s resources. Spurley Culture, an investigative journalist, shows up and tries to establish why there are many complaints against Bob. Some phrases like “dutiful dragoman” and “cadres of cannibal” are overused in the text. This, however, reduces as Penn narrates more about Spurley and Bob.

 

In an epilogue poem where he mentions the Las Vegas, North Korea, and Louis C.K, he combines real-world situations to his satire. (“Is this a toddler crusade? Reducing rape, slut-shaming…”. Bob’s mystical character compares to Sean Penn. The literature in the book is a bit hard to understand. It is a readable book. You start getting to it, and something good will come up eventually.

Jason Hope, A Biotech Visionary

Jason Hope is a Scottsdale, Arizona based entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor. Jason is a Tempe native and an Arizona State alumnus. He obtained a degree in finance and an MBA from the ASU’s W.P. Cary School of Business.

He began his career by founding and developing a mobile communications company, and his successes have allowed him to exercise his passion for philanthropy and giving back to the local and global community.

Jason Hope is a significant supporter of the SENS Foundation. SENS is an organization dedicated to fostering the use of biotechnology in order to improve people’s quality of life through a better scientific understanding of the aging process. The concept is that if the process of aging is better understood then the prevention, and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and other age-related diseases can be enhanced. Jason Hope states that the foundation’s mission is not just to reverse aging and its effects, but also to improve the quality of that extended life. Mr. Hope began his association with SENS in 2010 when he made a $500,000 donation, and he has continued his financial support for the foundation.

Jason Hope is a visionary and a futurist. He has supported the SEMS Foundation by helping to identify evolving trends and developments in the biotech industry. Jason Hope is a proponent of IoT (Internet of Things) technology and has advocated for the connectedness of internet capable devices and everyday objects.

He states that while these types of IoC devices may be convenient and add to the quality of everyday life, they may also have significant security risks. In particular, the less robust devices lack the security of more advanced devices such as iPhone or Droid and are considered vulnerable. He stressed the importance of using legitimate “difficult to crack” passwords for devices and advocated for the installation of default signed and encrypted firmware by the device developer. Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Aging