Wes Edens: An Avid Sports Fan And Co-Owner Of The Milwaukee Bucks
Fortress Investment Group’s Co-Founder, Wes Edens, recently gets interviewed in an article. Not only is Wes Edens a Co-Founder of an investment management group, but he is also the Co-Owner of the basketball team, the Milwaukee Bucks. The interviewer, Ric Bucher of Bucher and Friends podcast, begins the interview by introducing Wes Edens. He tells his readers that he is thrilled to speak with Mr. Edens. During the time the article was written, the “All-Star Weekend” basketball exhibition was in session.
Wes Edens is asked about his “impressions” during All-Star Weekend. He replies with, “all-star weekend is a celebration” and that it is “a lot of fun.” Next, the interviewer discusses the celebrity game played during the “celebration”. In part, it discusses that one of the other Co-Owners of the Milwaukee Bucks participated in the celebrity game. As the name implies the “All-Star Celebrity Game” includes athletes from the WNBA, athletes from other sports, actors, and musicians. Mr. Wes Edens is asked if he was able to catch a glimpse of the game. He says that he was able to watch it on the television. He is then asked about participating in the game. Mr. Edens replies with “… I’m happy to watch from the sidelines.”
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As mentioned, Mr. Edens is the Co-Founder of Fortress Investment Group. He currently serves as the company’s Principal and Co-Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his time at Fortress Investment Group, Mr. Edens was a former Partner and Managing Director for BlackRock Financial Management and Lehman Brothers. The foundation of his experience and expertise began when he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Administration in 1984 at Oregon State University.
Fortress Investment Group
Fortress Investment Group is an investment management firm headquartered in New York. Founded in 1998, the company specializes in the management of credit funds, liquid hedge funds, and private equity. Serving over 1,000 investors and clients globally, the company offers its services through their various offices located worldwide. Fortress Investment Group has offices in Dallas, San Francisco, London, New Canaan, Frankfurt, and Tokyo to just mention a few.