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15

Jun

2015

Last Friday, Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman hosted 10 elite track and field athletes and members of the USATF 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. The group included three USATF Schwarzman Grantees, including 2x Olympic gold medalist DeeDee Trotter. To read the full press release highlighting Steve’s support of the USATF, please click here
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15

Jun

2015

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.

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10

Jun

2015

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
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08

Jun

2015

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 
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04

Jun

2015

Park Hill’s Curt Gallagher 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.”

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22

May

2015

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. 
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11

May

2015

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. 
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06

May

2015

Last week, Blackstone held its second annual Industrial Energy Summit, a summit that brings together companies from across Blackstone’s portfolio to share best practices, techniques and tools with the goal of improving energy performance and reducing costs. This year, the summit was hosted at Blackstone portfolio company Gates Corporation in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Six other Blackstone portfolio companies were also in attendance, including Service King Collision Repairs Centers, PGI Specialty Repairs, Performance Food Group, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Utility One Source, and Acushnet Company. The companies came together to focus on energy challenges that transcend sector, and to apply their proven solutions across the portfolio.
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06

May

2015

Last weekend, 98 Blackstone employees from across the firm volunteered with New York Cares  to help clean-up and revitalize New York’s Riverside Park. Together, the Blackstone team beautified a half an acre of the park, filling 5 truckloads with woody debris and planting 110 Sumac plants.


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28

Apr

2015

This month, Blackstone hosted the 2015 Future Women Leader’s Program for undergraduate women at our New York and London offices. This marks the 3rd class of Future Women Leaders in New York and the inaugural class in London. 

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