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Briger foresees a great liquidation


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If you think the financial sector has stabilized since 2008, think again. The market is poised to experience a wave of liquidations among financial institutions unlike anything before, according to Peter Briger, co-chairman and chief investment officer of Fortress Investment Group.

“We’re going to see more financial asset liquidation, more debtor creditor enforcement and more creditor-to-creditor litigation over the next five years than we’ve seen in the sum total of the last 100 years,” Briger told attendees of the 2010 AR Symposium on November 2. “There’s going to be lots of litigation within the capital structure that’s going to