Who is Michael Novogratz?
Michael Edward “Mike” Novogratz (sometimes Novo, born November 26, 1964) is a principal and director at the investment firm Fortress Investment Group. He is an advocate for the sport of wrestling on the global stage. He was ranked a billionaire by Forbes in 2007 and 2008.
Prior to joining Fortress, he was a partner at Goldman Sachs where he spent lots of time working abroad including leadership roles in Asia and Latin America. Novogratz is a 1987 graduate of Princeton University, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He was a Virginia state runner-up in high school wrestling. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard after college. His siblings include Jacqueline Novogratz and Robert Novogratz.
What is Fortress Investment Group?
Fortress Investment Group, LLC is a leading global investment management firm based in New York City. The company went public on February 9, 2007. As of September 30, 2014, the firm managed approximately $66.0 billion alternative assets in private equity, liquid hedge funds and credit funds.
In 2014, Fortress Investment Group was named “Hedge Fund Manager of the Year” by Institutional Investor and “Management Firm of the Year” by HFMWeek. Fortress has previously been recognised by Institutional Investor as “Discretionary Macro-Focused Hedge Fund of the Year” for 2012, and “Credit-Focused Fund of the Year” for both 2011 and 2010.
Macro Hedge Fund Lesson with Michael Novogratz
He is talking about his career path, interest rates, China’s war chest, global macro investment etc.