Blackstone is the world’s largest independent alternative asset manager, serving the investment needs of leading public pension funds, academic and charitable institutions and other investors for 30 years. Our funds include private equity funds, real estate funds, customized hedge fund solution funds, credit-oriented funds and publicly traded closed end mutual funds. In addition, we provide investment advice and management services to institutional investors through a variety of separately managed accounts. The firm’s goal is to deliver enhanced returns and capital preservation over the long term through a rigorous application of sharp intellect, skilled management and significant capital resources. This approach has led the firm to pursue diverse investment opportunities on a global scale. Total Assets Under Management were $336 billion as of December 31, 2015.
Putting our clients’ interests first is at the core of our asset management philosophy. Blackstone and its senior staff have committed $9 billion to our investment funds, ensuring that our interests are always aligned with those of our clients. We also custom-tailor our investment strategies to a client’s specific needs. This approach has led to a high level of client satisfaction: based on committed capital, 86% of our investor base has reinvested in successive Blackstone funds and approximately 81% have reinvested in other funds across our brand.
We seek to put capital to work in situations where we can create value directly via our actions, not simply fortunate market timing. Partnering with strong management, investing in growth, achieving operational improvements and applying our global resources are all part of our formula for building value.
Blackstone funds invest in a wide range of industries, geographies and investment themes to deliver optimal results. And our hedge fund solutions business encompasses a wide range of investment strategies across markets.
The synergy among Blackstone’s diverse global operations adds to our insights and opportunities. We draw from all of the sectors in which our firm participates to bring the best ideas and judgment to our investors.
Blackstone is positioned to pursue opportunities on an international scale. We are a large investor in virtually every region, including such fast-growing markets as China and India. We have investment professionals based in North America, Europe and across Asia.
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