At the Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards of 2011, Gareth Henry was acknowledged as a “Rising Star” in his industry. What this means is that Gareth Henry has placed himself in a great position to rise to become a future leader in the investment industry by all that he has accomplished within the industry and all that he has contributed to the industry. Gareth is a managing director with the Fortress Investment Group, which is an investment firm specializing in alternative asset management and a publicly traded company which trades in the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FIG.” Fortress Investment Group was founded by Wesley R. Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randal Nardone in the year of 1998. As the saying goes good things come in pairs: not only was Gareth Henry a winner at the 2011 Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards but also the Fortress Investment Group took home the Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Firm of the Year” award for the outstanding innovations, achievements, and contributions made by the firm in 2010.
Before joining the ranks of the Fortress Investment Group, Gareth Henry was a student studying actuarial mathematics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and at which he procured a degree and graduated from. Another university Gareth attended was the Heriot Watt University and at which he procured a first-class honors degree. Gareth also joined the Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the United Kingdom and the Fellow of Society of Actuaries in the United States. After Gareth’s completion of his schooling, he began his work career working first for Watson Wyatt in management research, and then for Schroders as a product manager, before joining the ranks of the Fortress Investment Group to become one of its managing directors. Gareth Henry, in the year of 2007, began his employment at the Fortress Investment Group as a managing director, whose job responsibilities involves raising capital and constructing client relationships in the markets of Africa, Europe, the Middle East.