Blackstone Blog

  • Dec 20, 2013

    S&P Raises Blackstone Rating to A+

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has raised its issuer credit ratings for Blackstone to A+. Blackstone is proud to remain the highest-rated alternative asset manager. Click here to read the full report.
  • Dec 13, 2013

    Blackstone Named "Americas Issuer of The Year" by International Financing Review

    International Financing Review recently named Blackstone “Americas Issuer of the Year” in its annual awards feature. Read the full article here.
  • Dec 13, 2013

    Blackstone Welcomes East Harlem Tutorial Program and SeaWorld to Its New York Offices

    Yesterday at our New York offices, Blackstone was thrilled to introduce a group of scholars from the East Harlem Tutorial Program to another group of very special guests from SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. The firm has a long-standing volunteer relationship with EHTP and was thrilled to offer these students an opportunity to celebrate and connect with the natural world.
  • Dec 12, 2013

    Blackstone Raises over $1.75 Million for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    This week, Blackstone’s Team in Training raised $5,150 during a Technology Holiday Fair hosted in Blackstone's New York offices. This brings the total amount raised by the firm since it established its Team in Training chapter to over $1.75 million. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • Dec 11, 2013

    Networking Tips from Blackstone's Recruitment Team

    As recruitment season gears up, Blackstone’s team is offering a few tips to help students get the most out of career networking events. “More than anything else, a genuine interest in the firm hosting the event will help you make a positive impression on potential employers,” says Bronwen Baumgardner, an HR Director at Blackstone.
  • Dec 04, 2013

    Blackstone's Jonathan D. Gray Honored by Commercial Property Executive Awards

    Blackstone’s Global Head of Real Estate, Jonathan D. Gray, has been named “Executive of the Year” and “Investor of the Year” by Commercial Property Executive in its annual peer-voted awards feature.
  • Nov 01, 2013

    Blackstone Portfolio Company Vivint Honored as One of Nation’s Top Job Creators

    Vivint, a Blackstone portfolio company, has been honored as the nation’s number two top job-creating company as part of Inc. Magazine’s annual Hire Power Awards. View the full press release here and the full list of awards here.
  • Oct 21, 2013

    Blackstone Opens Singapore Office as Regional Hub for Southeast Asia

    Blackstone is pleased to announce the opening of our Singapore office, our 24th office globally. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone’s CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder, gave remarks today at an event attended by Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister. “With the help of this new regional hub,” Schwarzman said, “we are in an exceptional position to continue to grow, perform, invest, and deliver on our commitments for the future.”
  • Oct 10, 2013

    Blackstone President Tony James Publishes Editorial in the Wall Street Journal

    This morning, the Wall Street Journal editorial page published an op-ed written by Blackstone President and Chief Operating Officer Tony James on the ongoing fiscal crisis. Click here to read the full editorial.
  • Oct 07, 2013

    Blackstone and Invitation Homes Featured in the Sacramento Business Journal

    Blackstone and Invitation Homes were featured in a Sacramento Business Journal profile. Click here to read the full article.
  • Sep 30, 2013

    Blackstone Hosts MoneyThink and Local High School Students in Chicago

    Blackstone’s Park Hill Group office in Chicago hosted local high-school students who participate in services offered by MoneyThink, a Blackstone Organizational Grant recipient. MoneyThink is a non-profit organization that helps urban youth achieve financial literacy and navigate the financial decisions of adulthood.
  • Sep 04, 2013

    Blackstone Tops Vault’s 2014 Banking Employers Rankings

    Today Blackstone was ranked #1 by Vault in its 2014 Banking Employers survey. This is the very first time that Blackstone has been given top honors from Vault - a highly influential industry publication. Each year, Vault compiles a list of top firms found to be the “Best to Work For” according to a weighted formula measuring prestige, culture, employee satisfaction, and quality of life issues.
  • Aug 28, 2013

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Grant Recipient Hosts Entrepreneurial Competition in Tennessee

    Launch Tennessee, a Blackstone Organizational Grant recipient, hosted "Top TENN" yesterday in Nashville, Tennessee. The entrepreneurial competition, which was made possible by a $100,000 grant awarded to Launch Tennessee through the Blackstone Charitable Foundation's Organizational Grants program, brought together the top 20 startup companies from nine regional accelerators across the state. Of the 20 start-ups, 10 were selected by a high-profile group of judges to receive mentoring from the state's top business leaders and other services.
  • Aug 13, 2013

    Blackstone Recognized by CIO Magazine as one of the CIO 100 Award Winners

    Blackstone’s investor portal, BXAccess, was named by IDG's CIO magazine as a recipient of the 2013 CIO 100. The 26th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). With BXAccess, Blackstone provides clients with a powerful and comprehensive alternative asset investor reporting system.
  • Jul 29, 2013

    Blackstone publishes “Where Credit is Due,” new paper on “Alternative” Fixed Income

    Historically, the job of the bond allocation was to buffer investors from periodic swings in equities and to provide some modest income they could harvest and spend. But it’s a new world for bonds, with historically low yields and rates that may have nowhere to go but up.
  • Jul 24, 2013

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Donates 100 Bicycles to Children in Cambodia

    Blackstone’s Singapore office held its annual volunteer day with Citycare, which fosters volunteer work and philanthropy in communities through partnerships among businesses, community groups and individuals. As part of Blackstone’s volunteer activity, employees joined Operation Extra Mile, cycling in support of 100 Cambodian children. To support this effort, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation donated 100 bicycles to children in Cambodia’s Say Sarmorn Primary School.
  • Jul 09, 2013

    Blackstone and BXMT Featured in Commercial Mortgage Alert and Mortgage Observer Weekly

    Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Blackstone’s dedicated mortgage-lending vehicle, was recently featured in Commercial Mortgage Alert and Mortgage Observer Weekly.
  • Jun 13, 2013

    Blackstone and GSO Featured in Institutional Investor Magazine

    Blackstone and GSO were featured this week in an Institutional Investor profile, “Blackstone Group’s GSO Capital: Lenders of Last Resort.” Click here to read the full article, followed by a Q&A with Steve Schwarzman.
  • Jun 12, 2013

    Blackstone Employees Raise Over $67,000 to Fight Hunger in New York City

    For the eighth year in a row, Blackstone partnered with City Harvest to fight hunger in New York City. The annual ‘Skip Lunch Fight Hunger’ campaign asks New Yorkers to donate what they might normally spend on lunch for one week to help feed hungry children and their families during the summer. This year, Blackstone employees raised a total of $67,652, nearly doubling employee contributions from last year, and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation matched the first $10,000 raised by employees. Out of nearly 200 participating teams, Blackstone was the #1 fundraising team for ‘Skip Lunch Fight Hunger.’
  • Jun 09, 2013

    Blackstone, House Prices and Housing Policy

    An editorial in the New York Times today (Sunday, June 9th, 2013) blames Blackstone and other investors for driving up the prices of single family homes and reducing the supply of affordable housing for first-time home owners. While we share the NYT’s concerns that affordable housing is an important matter of public policy, to blame Blackstone for the rise in house prices is wrong and ignores the positive good that private capital plays in the housing market. We want to make the following points: