Fortress Investment Group is a financial giant that looks for investment opportunities to invest in. It has been very successful since its foundation. The principals of this institution are the main reason why Fortress’s endeavor has brought good fortunes to the company and the leaders as well. Randal Nardone is one of the founders of this company. He’s been a principal since the company’s inception in the late 90s and the Chief Executive Officer since 2013.

Other organizations have seen the leadership skills of Randal Nardone and brought him aboard. He holds executive positions in companies such as Newcastle Investment Holdings LLC, NCS 1 LLC, IMPAC Commercial Holdings, among numerous others. In Fortress Investment Group, Mr. Nardone is in charge of various projects by the company such as Fortress Investment Fund IV, Fortress Credit Corporation, Fortress Investment Fund V, Fortress Registered Investment Trust, among others.

Randal Nardone’s dedication to Fortress Investment Group has brought the company to new heights in the finance industry. One such instance is when Softbank, a Japanese multinational, purchased the company. This change in ownership was one of the most significant transactions of the company and its part of the reason why Fortress’s principals are so financial robust. Randal is valued at $1.8 billion bringing him to number 557 according to the Forbes List. His estimated pay annually is over $8.7 million. This amount comes from his $200,000 salary, over $7.7 million as a bonus, $700,000 in stock and over $100,000 in other forms of compensation. The purchase by Softbank didn’t affect the positions that Randal, Peter Briger and Wes Edens held in Fortress Investment Group. They still control the operations of the companies.

Randal Nardone’s success comes from the experience he has had while working in Fortress Investment Group and other organizations as well. Before Fortress, Nardone worked in various financial departments in companies such as Thacher Proffitt and Wood Law Firm, Blackrock Financial Management, and UBS. As a graduate from Boston University and Connecticut University, Nardone had the necessary equipment to work for all these companies. With the combined knowledge he got from working in these organizations was essential in creating the financial and asset managing firm that is Fortress Investment Group.

Financial Expert- Christopher Linkas

He has been serving in the financial industry for a long time now, Christopher Linkas is the financial expert who has had a provocative financial history. In 2012 the financier was part of a financial group known as 20-person European Credit group. Mr. Chris has a vast knowledge of the financial sector and he has been using his skills to help others understand and know the benefit of investing. Christopher Linkas says that in today’s world the young adults and the college students are never serious when it comes to investing in the stock market. According to Linkas women and men who are in their 20s should be thinking of investment regardless of their financial status.


Christopher Linkas gives tips on how one can invest as listed below.


Reinvesting of Dividends and interest: According to the financial expert the young people should not in perfect condition before investing, instead, they should think of reinvesting.

Learn from mistakes: the young people should learn what to do and what not to do. Linkas says that even the most successful investor make mistakes and it is what makes them successful.

Take stock of your own ability: it is said that people with high income have more money to invest. It is possible that the young people can get well and high paying jobs so they should think of investing at their young age.


While still, young Christopher Linkas realized his dreams and he knew that he wanted to be a financial expert. He has been in the financial industry for over 25 years and he has portrayed exemplary skills in leadership. In 2012 Christopher Linkas was appointed to lead European Credit Group. Together with 20 of his colleagues, Chris took responsibility of the investment principles in the United Kingdom and all over the European countries including Spain, Greece, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Ireland, France, as well as Switzerland among other nations. Being in the financial years for many years, Linkas is experienced in shipping secondary LP interest, performing asset-backed investment, non-performing loans, and commercial real estate among others. According to the financier being in the industry for a long time and gaining experience does not mean he has stopped learning. Christopher Linkas continues to encourage the young people to invest in stock market.