Blackstone Blog

  • Sep 09, 2015

    Blackstone Named #1 “Best Place to Work” for Third Consecutive Year by Vault

    Today, for the third year in a row, Blackstone has been named #1 “Best Place to Work” in the banking industry by Vault in its 2016 “Banking 50.” Vault, a leading source of employer rankings and a go-to website for prospective employees looking for careers in financial services, compiles an annual list of the “Best to Work For” firms based on a weighted formula measuring quality of life issues and overall prestige. Additionally, in the very first year the Vault survey has extended to include technology functions, Blackstone ranked as one of the top five “Best Banking Firms for Technology Professionals.”
  • Aug 07, 2015

    Thank You to Blackstone’s 2015 Summer Interns!

    Blackstone would like to thank its 2015 class of summer analysts and associates. The summer interns were hired at our offices around the globe and were represented in all of the major business groups including the investment, advisory, and corporate groups. The class hailed from 51 different schools, spoke 26 languages, and included many high school Valedictorians and college athletes.
  • Jul 31, 2015

    Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Releases First Annual Impact Report

    “In Colorado, our program has had tremendous success over its first year engaging the top business leaders and entrepreneurs and identifying and supporting the next high-growth companies in the state, helping these companies stay and grow in the region,” said Amy Stursberg, Executive Director of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation
  • Jul 28, 2015

    Blackstone CSO Don Anderson Presents to Federal CSO Quarterly Steering Committee

    Each quarter, a meeting is held between Chief Sustainability Officers from 25 federal agencies tasked with planning sustainability initiatives for the next decade. This month, Blackstone CSO Don Anderson was invited to present to the group, sharing his experience in the private sector and how Blackstone helps companies in our portfolio become more efficient and sustainable.
  • Jul 13, 2015

    Blackstone Hosts Kids Safety Seminar for 150 New York Employees

    Last week, 150 Blackstone employees participated in a kids safety seminar, focusing on how to prevent and respond to emergency situations. Topics included fire safety, first aid, choking, allergies, bug stings, burns, and poison prevention. The course was taught by NYU Langone Medical Center’s Victoria Masterson, who is also an American Heart Association CPR faculty member, American Academy of Pediatrics Instructor, and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. To learn more about NYU Langone and child safety, please click here.
  • Jul 07, 2015

    Blackstone Honors the Inaugural Class of Eagle Academy Scholars

    On June 26th, the inaugural class of 56 scholars graduated from Eagle Academy at Ocean Hill. Over the past 7 years, since the founding of the program, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation has fostered a strong relationship with Eagle Academy faculty, staff, and students. In honor of the Class of 2015, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation will donate $20,015 to be used for technological upgrades on campus.
  • Jul 06, 2015

    Blackstone Welcomes 2015 Analyst Class!

    Blackstone would like to welcome the 2015 Analyst class! The newly hired class hails from 14 countries and 19 states, speaks 23 different languages, and represents over 40 different schools. Many are former high school valedictorians and have excelled in college athletics playing tennis, crew, basketball, football, hockey, and lacrosse. The newly hired analysts will work in the investment, advisory and corporate groups. We look forward to working with all of you across the globe!
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Jon & Mindy Gray Featured in JPMorgan’s Philanthropic Lives

    “In our lives and as a family, our highest return on investment has been in charitable activities,” says Blackstone’s Global Head of Real Estate Jon Gray in JPMorgan’s June 2015 issue of Philanthropic Lives, which lauds Jon and Mindy Gray for their personal philanthropic efforts. Their dedication to fighting genetically based cancers and investing in education is demonstrated by their establishment of the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania and their continuing support of the Harlem Village Academies, where Mr. Gray currently serves as chairman of the board. To read the full article, follow this link.
  • Jun 26, 2015

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Participates in the Launch Tennessee Sponsored 36|86 Conference in Nashville

    Earlier this month, Robert McMullan, a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Investor Relations and Business Development Group, and Tony Tolentino, Vice President of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to participate in Launch Tennessee’s 36|86 Conference. The conference, hosted by Blackstone Innovation Grant recipient Launch Tennessee, brings together emerging startups, established business leaders, and strategic investors for a celebration of entrepreneurship and southern culture. This year, it featured 34 southern startups and attracted a national audience.
  • Jun 24, 2015

    Blackstone Team Competes in Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race

    This weekend, over 200,000 people descended on Hong Kong’s Stanley Beach to watch 30,000 paddlers, comprising 200+ teams, battle it out for the 2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Championship. This race is part of Hong Kong’s broader Dragon Boat Festival which occurs on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. Dragon Boats are 46-feet-long with 20 seats, which are filled by 2 side by side rowers on each. The front seat in the boat holds a drummer who sets the pace and rhythm for the rowers, and a steerer guides the boat from the stern.
  • Jun 22, 2015

    Blackstone’s Sandy Ogg Publishes Article in Directors & Boards Magazine

    In its recently released Q2 issue, Directors & Boards magazine published “How CEOs succeed: ‘Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast’” by Sandy Ogg, an Operating Partner in Blackstone’s private equity business, on how board members can use the forces of mobilization to ensure their CEO creates real value.
  • Jun 18, 2015

    Blackstone #1 Fundraiser for City Harvest “Skip Lunch Fight Hunger” for 4th Year

    For the 10th year in a row, Blackstone joined City Harvest to combat hunger in New York City, raising a total of $155,074 for the “Skip Lunch Fight Hunger” campaign this year. For the 4th year, Blackstone ranked #1 among over 200 teams who participated in the City Harvest campaign. Over the past five years, with the support of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Blackstone has raised a total of $496,065.
  • Jun 18, 2015

    Blackstone Women Run 10K to Raise Money for LLS

    On Saturday, 11 Blackstone women participated in Moms In Training, a 10K in Central Park supported by Team in Training to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization that aims to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Blackstone team was again recognized as the #1 fundraising team for the event. The broader Moms in Training group has so far raised $469,000 of their $500,000 goal for the race.
  • Jun 15, 2015

    Blackstone’s Schwarzman Hosts USATF Foundation Elite Athletes for Lunch

    Last Friday, Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman hosted 10 elite track and field athletes and members of the USATF Foundation staff and Board for lunch at the firm. Joined by 15 Blackstone employees from across the firm, the group discussed the athlete’s hopes for the Rio Olympics and their careers thus far.
  • Jun 15, 2015

    36 Blackstone Employees Compete in 100 Mile Bike Ride to Raise Money for LLS

    Last weekend, 36 Blackstone employees participated in the 24th Annual Team in Training 100 mile America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe to raise money for LLS, an organization that aims to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
  • Jun 10, 2015

    Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman Publishes Editorial in the Wall Street Journal

    This morning, the Wall Street Journal editorial page published an op-ed written by Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder on the effect of post-crisis capital, liquidity and trading rules on the availability of credit and liquidity. To read the full Op-Ed, "How the Next Financial Crisis Will Happen," please click here.
  • Jun 08, 2015

    128 Blackstone Employees Compete in 2015 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

    Last week, 128 employees from across the firm competed in the 39th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. 30,000 runners from 717 companies raced 3.2 miles in support of the Central Park Conservancy. One Blackstone employee finished in the top 50 and 26 finished in the top 5,000 out of the 30,000 runners.
  • Jun 04, 2015

    Park Hill’s Curt Gallagher Recognized by Institutional Investor as a “Hedge Fund Rising Star”

    Park Hill’s Curt Gallagher, a principal on Park Hill's hedge fund project management team, was recently selected by Institutional Investor as one of their “30 Hedge Fund Rising Stars” for 2015. This list is compiled with the help of Industry Investor’s readers and industry participants to recognize the “brightest up-and-coming professionals in hedge funds.” To view the full list, click here.
  • May 22, 2015

    Blackstone’s London Office Hosts Workshop with MyBnk and The Princes Trust Programme

    This week, Blackstone’s London office hosted a workshop with MyBnk, a 2015 Blackstone Innovation Grant recipient, to provide venture creation support to 11 young people from The Princes Trust Programme. Eight Blackstone employees served as mentors to help the students develop their enterprises by helping them to determine their price points, profit margins, bulk deals and marketing techniques. The young people also presented their overall concept for selling to the Blackstone boardroom. The following day the students came together to sell their products at a London market place, with all profits going to community projects.
  • May 11, 2015

    Schwarzman Profiled by The New York Times for Historic Gift to Yale

    Blackstone Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, Stephen A. Schwarzman highlighted today by The New York Times for a $150 million personal gift to his alma mater, Yale University, to create a world-class, state-of-the-art campus center by renovating the historic Commons and Memorial Hall. The Schwarzman Center at Yale will provide, for the first time, a dedicated facility for cultural programming and student life at the center of the campus, that will draw together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors alike. The university-wide center will serve as campus educational, social, and cultural hub while enabling virtual engagement with global audiences. The donation marks the second largest single gift in Yale’s history.