As one of the world’s largest and most successful alternative asset management firms, Fortress Investment Group has developed a reputation in financial industry that could accurately be described as legendary. The firm was founded back in 1998. Its three co-founders are Wes Edens, Rob Kauffman and Randal Nardone. Today, Fortress Investment Group has offices located across the globe in critical financial markets and has been a publically traded company since the 2007 calendar year. Fortress Investment Group has had many seminal moments throughout its existence and there have been many significant accomplishments and milestones, but perhaps the biggest one came recently when the company was acquired by the Japanese company SoftBank.
When SoftBank and Fortress Investment Group announced the massive news that the Japanese firm would be taking over the investment management giant, the financial world was excited to see what would happen next. One thing is certain, the public face of Fortress will remain the core of Wes Edens, Randal Nardone and Peter Briger as the company’s heads will continue to run their world renowned financial operation in an as usual manner. There will be certain regulations in place that prevent SoftBank from taking a more hands-on approach, but at the end of the day, the business arrangement suits officials from both companies quite well.
The reasons that SoftBank wanted to acquire a firm with the financial industry clout that Fortress Investment Group has are numerous. One reason that particularly stands out is the fact that SoftBank had wanted to enter into the investment management sector for some time. Being able to acquire Fortress was huge for SoftBank in this regard because it is such an easy way for SoftBank to get into this business by acquiring a firm that already has the entire package accounted for. Fortress gains the benefit of having the Japanese giant behind them. It is a win, win for everyone involved.
Dr. Jennifer Walden is a female plastic surgeon that was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is board certified by the America Board of Plastic Surgery and was a fellowship-trained in cosmetic surgery at the Manhattan Ear and Throat Hospital. After that, she then turned to her hometown in Austin, Texas in 2011 from her successful practice in New York City. She continues to specialize in aesthetic breast and facial surgery. She also co-authored a book about aesthetic plastic surgery.
It is rare to find a woman in the plastic surgeon industry as there are not many, most are male. Out of 8,100 board-certified plastic surgeons in America, 851 are female. Furthermore, out of those women, only 180 including Dr. Walden, are part of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is a leading professional organization of board-certified cosmetic surgeons. Dr. Walden believes that the reason why all surgery-related occupations are tough for women to get into is because women could possibly miss out on bearing children, because to become a surgeon, you must go into five years of post-medical training-school as well two to three years of being a medical fellowship.
Dr. Walden performs an abundance of breast augmentations, lifts, eyelifts, botox, facial surgery including soft-tissue fillers as well as liposuction and rhinoplasty which is a nose-job. When she performs liposuction, this can include the client’s abdomen, inner thighs, and arms. She has performed plastic surgery for eight years.
Her prices can list from $7,000 at it’s lowest, to $10,000 being her highest. Breast augmentation is about $7,000, where as face-lifts are $10,000 as they take more precision and operation time. Nose Jobs a.k.a rhinoplasty are around $8,000 to $9,000. She has performed nationally as well as internationally. She wants to ensure that her clients make a well-informed decision as this is a big decision, every effort Dr. Walden makes is in the best interest of the client to have optimal results.