Blackstone Blog

  • Jun 01, 2016

    Barron’s Profiles Blackstone’s Byron Wien

    Barron’s profiles Byron Wien, Blackstone’s Vice Chairman of Multi-Asset Investing, and his more than 50 years on Wall Street: “At 83, the investing legend and Blackstone strategist is still trotting the globe.”
  • May 31, 2016

    A Smart Approach to Energy Efficiency in Europe

    The European Union’s (EU) ambitious goals around energy efficiency have companies across the continent jumping into action to improve performance. For Blackstone’s Operations team, this mandate created an opportunity to educate and coordinate our energy savings efforts across our portfolio companies.
  • May 23, 2016

    Blackstone Profiled in Forbes

    This month, Forbes magazine profiled Blackstone as “Wall Street’s Unstoppable Force.” The article chronicles the firm’s success over thirty years, defined by its strong culture and deep bench. Read the full article here.
  • May 19, 2016

    Bennett Goodman Shares Four Insights on the Credit Markets

    Bennett Goodman, Co-Founder of Blackstone’s credit platform GSO, offers his perspective on the recent dislocation in credit markets—and some opportunities it may reveal.
  • May 13, 2016

    Blackstone hosts Diversity and Inclusion Network event

    On Monday, May 9th, Blackstone hosted a firm-wide event for the Blackstone Diversity and Inclusion Network – one of the firm’s most important efforts of its kind in recent years. This network is tasked with increasing both our pipeline and retention of diverse talent, elevating the discussion on diversity within the industry more broadly, and leveraging our existing diversity initiatives at the firm. At Blackstone, we know that having a diverse team with varied experiences and backgrounds makes us better investors.
  • May 06, 2016

    Blackstone Connects: 2016 Spring Volunteer Day in London

    Last week, 72 Blackstone employees from across the London office braved the prospect of an afternoon out in the unpredictable British weather and set out with Thames 21 to support their river clean-up efforts in Battersea, South London. Thames21 is one of the country’s leading waterway charities working with communities across Greater London to improve the rivers, canals, ponds and lakes for people and wildlife.
  • May 02, 2016

    Laundromate Wins Blackstone LaunchPad Campus Challenge

    This spring Blackstone LaunchPad, an entrepreneurship program run by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation offering coaching, ideation and venture creation support on college campuses, challenged its network of 500,000 students to use entrepreneurship to identify and solve problems on their campus. Through Blackstone LaunchPad’s Solve a Campus Challenge, students from across the 17 partner institutions submitted over 140 videos. Each video was a 1-minute pitch to define and propose a solution a problem they face on campus. The solutions presented solved for common problems on college campuses including parking, laundry, access to food, building community, and campus safety.
  • May 02, 2016

    Podcast: Bennett Goodman on dislocation and opportunity in high-yield credit

    Bennett Goodman, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder of GSO, recently spoke on the trends he sees in high-yield credit.
  • Apr 22, 2016

    Blackstone's Jon Gray Ranked #1 on Commercial Observer's 2016 "Power 100" List

    We are proud to announce Blackstone’s Global Head of Real Estate, Jon Gray, ranked #1 on Commercial Observer’s 2016 “Power 100” list ranking the most powerful people in New York City real estate.
  • Apr 18, 2016

    Continued Success of Blackstone Women’s Network

    After two inspiring and well attended women’s network events in March, we wanted to share some of the highlights and key takeaways showcasing the continued success of the women’s network here at Blackstone.
  • Apr 12, 2016

    Jon Gray Profiled in the Financial Times

    In a recent article by Henny Sender, the Financial Times profiles Global Head of Real Estate, Jon Gray and discusses how he has led Blackstone to become one of the world’s leading real estate investors. Read the full article here.
  • Apr 05, 2016

    Tony James’ Retirement Savings Plan is profiled in Fortune Magazine

    In a recent article by Lauren Silva Laughlin, Fortune Magazine discusses the benefits to Tony James and Teresa Ghilarducci’s Retirement Savings Plan. James is quoted saying, “Because of their time horizon, pensions “can invest in something like Stuyvesant Town [a housing development in New York City] and know they will get a 12% compounded rate of return for the next 30 years, and they don’t have to sell assets overnight… Long investment horizons are rewarded with higher returns.”’ Read the full article here.
  • Apr 04, 2016

    Podcast: How Central Banks Can Rescue the Global Economy

    Tom Hill and Ian Morris sit down with our own Gideon Berger to discuss their recent article in Foreign Affairs. They discuss how the global economy is travelling without shock absorbers and share their bold set of policy recommendations for central bankers, including helicopter money drops and negative interest rates.
  • Apr 01, 2016

    Blackstone Hosts Inaugural Diverse Leaders Program

    Last month, the firm hosted its inaugural Blackstone Diverse Leaders Program, a program to identify and attract diverse undergraduate college talent early in their academic careers.
  • Mar 30, 2016

    Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman Speaks with CCTV News on Schwarzman Scholars

    In a recent CCTV News interview, Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, explains why he launched Schwarzman Scholars and how the new geopolitical landscape demands a different kind of leadership program.
  • Mar 17, 2016

    Blackstone Honored with the Navy SEAL Foundation Patriot Award

    On March 3rd, Blackstone was honored by the Navy SEAL Foundation with the 2016 Patriot Award for the firm’s commitment to hire 50,000 veterans over five years. Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Stephen Schwarzman, accepted the award on behalf of the firm with 250+ Blackstone employees in attendance. The event raised a record $9.3 million, with nearly $4 million of that coming from Blackstone employees and the firm’s broader network. 87% of Blackstone’s U.S. employees donated to the effort. Stephen A. Schwarzman was the Benefit Chairman, and the event was co-chaired by many others including Blackstone’s Joseph Baratta, David Blitzer, Dave and Barbara Calhoun, Michael Chae, John Finley, Bennett Goodman, Jon and Mindy Gray, J. Tomilson Hill, and Tony James.
  • Mar 16, 2016

    Blackstone Honored by Private Equity International 2015 Awards

    We are proud to announce that Blackstone has won seventeen awards across the Private Equity International publications including Private Equity International, PERE, Infrastructure Investor, Private Debt Investor, and Real Estate Capital.
  • Mar 11, 2016

    Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman Shares His Advice for MBA Students

    In a recent feature for Poets & Quants, Jeff Schmidt interviewed Blackstone's Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman on his advice for current and aspiring MBA students.
  • Mar 09, 2016

    Blackstone’s 2016 Future Women Leaders Program Accepting Applications

    Blackstone’s Future Women Leaders Program is a unique experience among financial firms, giving current sophomore women (graduating in 2018) early exposure to finance and business through interactive information seminars, networking, and skill-building sessions.
  • Mar 08, 2016

    Blackstone's Jon Gray: It is Still Too Early to Call the End of the Real Estate Cycle

    Blackstone's Global Head of Real Estate, Jon Gray, recently discussed the state of the real estate market at a University of Texas Investment Management Company meeting in Austin. It is still too early to call the end of the cycle, he said, and while he believes that we are in a more mature phase, opportunities remain even if rates of return might be lower going forward. Gray also noted that the firm remains bullish in particular on U.S. residential and grocery anchored shopping centers.