Wes Edens is a renowned entrepreneur and philanthropist in the United States. He is the co-founder of a leading investment management company, Fortress. With a great interest in Sports, Wes Edens is also a co-founder of Milwaukee Bucks sports team. Wes Edens, like his co-founders, have since founding Fortress Investment Group, positioned himself as a tested and artistic investor. He has used his expertise skills to impact the company and people all over the world through occupational and benevolent activities. The efforts of Edens have grown the company to a $42 Million worth of assets it manages for investors all over the world. They have also made the company among the leading investment managers.
The private equity segment under Edens has led to the acquisition of various companies from health, media and real estate. At Fortress Investment Group, Wes also leads the management of the successful investment fund. Its through the investment fund that the company that partnered with Virgin Group to fund the now Virgin Trains USA. The train will see the expansion of the train from Florida to Orlando. Edens have also initiated the creation of New Fortress Energy. This is a company that advocates and provides clean, reliable and renewable energy service. Edens was determined to ensure the use of clean energy by the rail hence the natural gas production plant in Miami.
Wes is enthusiastic about taking Milwaukee Bucks to thee international arena. He has since negotiated for a controlling stake in most of soccer teams in England to achieve this. He has a stake in the Aston Villa Football club. This would fetch him a good return on investment as it’s a major player in the premier league. Entrepreneur Wes Edens together with his wife Lynn are also great supporters of education. They established a professorship worth $2M with the Macalester college that mainly focuses on global health. It has supported and led to eradication of healthcare access and quality and challenges worldwide. Organizations such as Autism Speaks and Cancer Research Foundation are great beneficiaries of his charitable activities.
Technological advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence are influencing approaches industries take to accomplish tasks, from manufacturing to coordinating shipping logistics. The finance industry is no different. Mathematical technology is a growing force in quantitative investing and stock market analysis putting actuarial mathematics skills in high demand. A successful actuarial mathematician, Gareth J. Henry, is offering a bursary and mentoring program through his alma-mater, the United Kingdom’s Heriot-Watt University.
Gareth Henry is providing the scholarship to select students who are from the United Kingdom, currently enrolled in the Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics course, and have financial need. Henry begins his coaching and mentoring guidance with the offer of one call for assistance per each of the three terms. Once the beneficiaries enter the graduation phase, Henry states he will provide “a good bit” of career advice and help in finding employment. Gareth Henry exalts the actuarial mathematics program at Heriot-Watt and believes offering students an education via this program will increase their chances at success. He notes the growing demand for investors and advisors skillful in quantitative investing.
Gareth Henry earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh campus with first-class honors in 2001. He is a qualified actuary in the U.K., although he currently resides in New York. While in the U.K., Henry worked as an analyst and strategic planner for the global financial companies Watson Wyatt, SEI Investments, and Schroders. In 2007, when he moved to the United States, Gareth Henry became the head of international investor relations at Fortress Investment Group. He departed Fortress in December 2015 and the next month began his position as global head of investor relations at Angelo Gordon.
Gareth Henry published several articles in 2018 related to his field of quantitative investing. He explains in detail how and why actuarial mathematics are more influential in today’s finance arena. Henry also offers evidence of the rising popularity of quantitative investing on a global scale. Additionally, he has authored articles on how credit affects the global economy and how private equity investing can increase portfolio returns.