In 2011, at the Institutional Investor’s 9th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards, Gareth Henry became a “Rising Star.” That is, the Institutional Investor selected Gareth Henry as its “Rising Star” for the year of 2011 because of what he has accomplished in the industry, what he has contributed thereto, and his distinguished status among his colleagues—all of which has placed Gareth Henry in an excellent position to be a future leader in the investment industry.
Gareth Henry did his studies in actuarial mathematics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, successfully obtaining a degree and graduating from the university. Gareth also attended Heriot Watt University with the result that he is a holder of a first-class honors degree this university as well. Gareth is also a card-carrying member of the Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (United Kingdom) and the Fellow of Society of Actuaries (United States). Gareth’s work experience includes working for Watson Wyatt in management research, for Schroders as a product manager, and for the Fortress Investment Group. Gareth started his employment at the Fortress Investment Group in the year of 2007 in the position of a managing director, in which his responsibilities entailed raising capital and building client relationships in the oversea foreign markets of the Europe, the Middle Eastern, and Africa.
Aside from Gareth Henry being recognized by the Institutional Investor a “Rising Star,” the alternative investment firm at which he is employed Fortress Investment Group LLC, was awarded with the “Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Firm of the Year” award. Fortress Investment Group LLC is also a New York Stock Exchange traded stock and the ticker under which it is traded is “FIG.” The award that Fortress Investment Group LLC was handed is awarded only to those firm that have been deemed to stand out from the rest by how exceptional innovation, achievements, and contributions have been in the preceding year. Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 Wesley R. Edens, Rob Kauffman, and Randal Nardone to offer investors a number of unorthodox and orthodox investment products.