The Rising Star that is Gareth Henry

Gareth Henry is currently the managing director of Global Head of Investor Relations. He is also a partner at Angelo, Gordon . Henry was previously the head of investor relations at Fortress Investment Group as well as director of strategic solutions at Schroder Investment Management Limited. After his education at Institute of Actuaries in the UK in 2004, Gareth took up his first job as director of Schroders, where he served for close to two years.

He then joined Fortress Investment Group as the Global Head of Investor Relations, Fortress Liquid Markets in 2004. During his tenure in Fortress Investment Group, Gareth Henry worked hard to ensure that investors were making good decisions especially those that pertain to international investments. In 2004 for instance, he pointed out Brazil as a good investment spot during the country’s electioneering period. The interest rates were good and Henry was sure that the trades were going to be good even after the election period.

Professionally, Gareth Henry is an expert in this field. he has helped many firms get through their challenges by handling them strategically. His main profession of measuring and managing risks and uncertainties has given him a great reputation in the finance and investment sector. The 2011 Institutional Investor Hedge Fund 30 Rising Stars chose him among other rising stars as professionals who had demonstrated great expertise and those that had excellent reputation in the field they represented. He was among the 30 professionals who were thinking and doing what they do differently. This is one of the things that have made Gareth Henry a great success in his career.

His appointment at the Global Head of Investor and client Relations did not come as a surprise owing to his great skills and experience in global investments. He has earned Fortress Investment Group many awards including the Institutional Investor’s Credit-Focused Hedge Fund Firm of the Year 2011. He has helped build relationships for the company in the European, Middle Eastern and African Market as well as in raising capital to ensure that the company’s operations are better than before. Gareth Henry is indeed a rising star.

Fortress Investment Group Expands into WiFi

Fortress Investment Group, one of today’s largest alternative asset managers, has recently concluded a $20M financing round with iPass. The credit will be released in different segments, with the initial $10M available immediately to iPass. Consumers will recognize the company through their endeavors named iPass SmartConnect and Veri-Fi brand of products. The financing is going to be used by the tech company to close some of their recent profitability gaps and strengthen their balance sheet.

The partnership between iPass and Fortress Investment Group creates a synergy for both parties and provides investors in the fund with a strong stake in the wifi industry. In addition to providing millions of wifi hotspots, iPass is also enhancing their cloud and SaaS offerings. This latest investment from Fortress Investment Group will provide the funding that is needed to improve their cloud-based business lines and expand their consumer products. As a public company, Fortress Investment Group is keenly aware of its profile and the effect that its investments and financing moves have on the overall market.

The investment from Fortress Investment Group will allow iPass to increase its offerings on a global basis, allowing its customers to access a strong wifi connection wherever they are in the world. This technology has important implications for areas that are currently underserved by more traditional internet service providers. It is the goal of iPass to provide seamless connectivity to their clients on a global basis.

The current assets and patent holdings that iPass has through their SmartConnect and VeriFi services also allow customers to access roaming services on nearly all areas of the globe. It is expected that the demand for such services will only increase as more and more firms move to a remote-work model. With a larger percentage of employees able to work from anywhere in the world, the need for secure and dependable wifi service will become even more important.

FIG is excited about the future with iPass and providing the capital that is necessary to build a truly global wifi interface that will serve millions of people wherever they are in the world.