Wences Casares & Peter L. Briger, Jr.

Published on
December 15th, 2015
28 minutes

Wences Casares & Peter L. Briger, Jr.

The Chain ·
Featuring Wences Casares and Peter Briger

Published on: December 15th, 2015 • Duration: 28 minutes

The Chain continues on as Wences Casares, Founder / CEO of Xapo, delves into the worldview of Peter Briger, one of the world's most respected credit investors, Principal & Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group. In this enlightening conversation, Peter gives us his forecasts for the next 2 years in credit, goes into detail on his framework for investing in distressed debt, explains how he approaches risk while structuring a portfolio, and more - this link in The Chain provides an abundance of in-depth and actionable insight.


  • MS
    Matt S.
    23 October 2016 @ 18:18
    I found myself zoning out at times but then I would hear something that I found fascinating. Want to know what they were? Sorry. I've forgotten. I'd better watch it again!
  • TL
    T L.
    6 January 2016 @ 17:44
    Hi Peter, great interview! Question 13:30left: What kind of problems can the misunderstanding of the interplay of components of a portfolio lead to (in an environment change) aside from capital loss?
  • VK
    Vinay K.
    28 December 2015 @ 20:50
    not a great interviewer - need to follow up and press for detail in spots ... his worst investment answers were so generic
  • KS
    Kathleen S.
    27 December 2015 @ 02:33
    I am all for making money, but i hate dressed up vultures that use sterile terms to describe banking practices that are predatory and hurt people. I don't care how smart this guy is, not interested.
  • RJ
    Russ J.
    25 December 2015 @ 00:36
    these 'Link' interviews would benefit from having more content guidance. Too many of them focus on the interviewees background, and in the end yield almost zero perspective/value for the viewer.
  • TS
    Thomas S.
    22 December 2015 @ 18:12
    did he say Equities in Dallas??!!
  • GC
    Gary C.
    18 December 2015 @ 01:10
    The one area Mr Briger mentioned in passing is the Shadow Banking System. RV has not invited a guest that has given a historical perspective, or an estimation of its future ??Jim Grant..hint??
  • GC
    Gary C.
    18 December 2015 @ 00:53
    Oh, did I mention that I worked at Goldman Sachs The next link in chain should be "interesting"....TTMYG humm.
  • RA
    Robert A.
    17 December 2015 @ 00:16
    Think I caught a sniff of that ole "Loan to Own" which is where the real dough is made.
  • CM
    C M.
    16 December 2015 @ 12:50
    Yawn. First third spent talking about himself - longest background intro ever! Remainder spent talking about how super smart he is at figuring things out that others can't. Not much learned here.
  • JA
    James A.
    16 December 2015 @ 10:00
    More focus on his outlook perspective would have been great. There's going to be a hell of a ding-dong for outliers if credit defaults is the big story for 2016? I want to know more
  • MA
    Melanie A.
    16 December 2015 @ 00:58
    Great interview (both questions and answers) - just wish it was longer. Please definitely bring Peter back.
  • RP
    Raoul P. | Founder
    15 December 2015 @ 22:00
    The devil is in the detail here, especially the last few minutes. Peter is one of the smartest credit guys in the world and he is warning about credit and shadow banking system.
  • PW
    Phil W.
    15 December 2015 @ 18:58
    Another one that says the US Banking System is on sound footing. I guess if you kick out the Mark to Market then you could say that. not sure my self Hmmmm!
  • JA
    J A.
    15 December 2015 @ 15:14
    Did anyone else find him incredibly monotonous. zzz.
  • AA
    ALI A.
    15 December 2015 @ 13:49
    Briger is a machine, he's built an incredible credit platform at Fortress and a track record to match. Not the type of guy you want to borrow money from!