Overview
GSO is one of the world’s largest credit-oriented alternative asset managers, with a focus on delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns and capital preservation for our clients.

Our team of approximately 285 employees constitutes one of the largest in the industry. These professionals’ deep reservoir of credit expertise and experience across market cycles is further enhanced by access to Blackstone’s global resources and perspective.

As the supply of available capital is constrained by changes in financial industry regulation and global credit market conditions, GSO looks forward to continuing to provide financing solutions that enable companies to remain viable – and vital to their employees and communities – for the long term.


Scale
Our scale and expertise allow GSO to provide financing solutions that enhance a corporation’s financial flexibility, while capturing opportunities for our investors.
Range of Disciplines
The solutions we offer are often not available elsewhere in the credit markets, and draw upon a range of non-investment grade disciplines including leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed debt, mezzanine lending and rescue financing.


Providing Solutions
GSO has provided more than $32.1 billion in capital in privately originated transactions to enable companies to remain viable.
$79billion
Total Assets Under Management
Providing credit to companies that might not otherwise have access to capital helps stabilize viable businesses and enables businesses to grow, while producing attractive returns for our investors.
- Bennett Goodman
Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder of GSO

GSO

GSO seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by investing in a broad array of public and private corporate credit instruments across multiple strategies. As one of the world’s largest credit investors, our activities range from providing private capital to companies when other funding sources are unavailable to investing in public debt securities that are either undervalued or represent attractive risk-adjusted returns.

Our Approach

  • Disciplined Strategy

    Our investment strategy revolves around a disciplined credit review process and is founded on the belief that a deep understanding of companies and the industries in which they operate is critical to generating positive total returns and preserving principle.

  • Deep Expertise

    GSO is recognized for our specialized credit expertise and leading global leveraged finance franchise. We have a long track record of developing creative, value-additive solutions to address a corporation’s capital structure requirements.

  • Diversification

    Engaging across a broad array of strategies in the corporate credit markets, GSO manages funds focusing on leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed debt, rescue financing and mezzanine lending.

  • Synergy

    GSO’s position within Blackstone enhances the firm’s reach and resources, providing access to extensive industry expertise, new sources of capital and a vast global network.

  • Capital Preservation

    GSO aims to minimize downside risk and protect principal by maintaining a diversified portfolio, performing intensive credit research and actively monitoring all investments.

  • All numbers are as of December 31, 2015.



Blackstone and GSO were featured in an Institutional Investor profile, “Blackstone Group’s GSO Capital: Lenders of Last Resort.”

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$79 billion
Assets Under Management
With $79 billion of assets under management, encompassing a range of investment strategies, GSO is one of the world’s largest credit-oriented alternative asset managers. Our footprint is global with approximately 260 employees in New York, London, Dublin and Houston.