Wes Edens, Enthusiasm for Finance and Sports,Great Investments

Wes Edens, the cofounder Fortress Investment Group, is a sports enthusiast with a rich background in finance and management. He is a graduate of Oregon State University with a Bachelors of Science, Finance and Business administration,1984. Edens serves as Fortress Investment Group’s private equity Chief Investment Officer and invests in multiple industries such as; media, healthcare, financial services, transport, infrastructure sports, and real estate.

Before co-founding Fortress Investment in 1998, Wesley Robert Edens was a Partner at BlackRock Financial Management Inc. as well as the Managing Director. Before BlackRock Wes also served in a similar capacity at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Edens’ outstanding leadership capabilities and wealth of knowledge have enabled him to serve as either chairman, director or even both in several high profile organizations. Some of these organizations include; New Residential Investment Corp, Gatehouse Media LLC., Florida East Coast Railways Corp, Drive Shack Inc., Mapeley Limited, Eurocastle Investment Ltd. and Newcastle Investment Holdings.

Wes Edens has been instrumental in creating Fortress Investment Capital’s culture of Investment performance. The company is known for always seeking to generate strong risk-adjusted investments for over 1,700 institutional and private investors in its portfolio worldwide. Wes Edens has guided Fortress Investment Capital to a tremendous growth over the last two decades it has been in operation. From an initial capital of $400 million and 28 employees, the firm today boasts of more than 1000 staff distributed in 15 offices around the globe and managing $41.4 Billion in assets. The firm continues to operate as an independent outfit though Softbank purchased it in 2017 for $3.3 Billion.

Wes Edens’ enthusiasm in sports drove him to buy Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise together with a partner in 2014 for $550 Million. As ‘lifelong football fans’ he together with Egyptian billionaire Sawirisas invested in English Championship side Aston Villa not only as a business opportunity but to also push the sports agenda. Though the sports investment in football is capital intensive, Wes has a chance to turn roundtables and make Aston Villa one of the successful clubs in England. When Edens purchased Milwaukee Bucks, he promised to build a new stadium to make sure the club remains in Wisconsin. The stadium is in progress. Aston Villa is the next project which he hopes to take it back to the first division to increase the revenue base.

Visit his website: http://www.wesedens.com/

Ted Bauman: Financial Genius

Ted Bauman, who is the editor of The Bauman Letter, along with the Alpha Stock Alert, and was born in Washington D.C. but moved to South Africa when he was a young man. There he graduated from the University of Cape Town. He graduated with postgraduate degrees in History and Economics.

He has written many times on the subject of finances. These works were then commisioned by grant-making agencies within Europe and the United Nations, as well as the South African Government, just to name a few.

While he was in Africa, Ted Bauman served many different executive roles in the nonprofit sector. He was mostly focused on being the fund manager for a few low-cost housing projects. In 2013, he joined the Banyan Hill Publishing where he writes on topics such as asset protection, the international migration issues, privacy, and investment strategies that are low-risk. Ted Bauman also helps people by putting them in touch with the resources that will help them lives their lives away from corporate greed and the government’s insight. He has also helped found Slum Dwellers Internationals.

Ted Bauman prides himself on helping others as much as he can. He uses his knowledge to get people talking about some of the issues that are plaguing the economy today. He states, “A lot of people are beginning to ask whether or not bending over backward to accommodate big business is a good financial strategy.” As he is not in favor of many government regulations, he is well aware of the fact that more and more people are becoming worried about the state of the world, and as he is invested in finances and helping others, he finds this to be very beneficiary.

Ted Bauman is what some would call a genius, he works hard to become as educated as possible in the subjects that he prides himself on being an expert in. He is also kind and dedicated, never leaving his work until at least 5 pm, every single day. This leads us to believe that he is dedicated, which is what someone who is a financial advisor should be.