John (JT) Shields
is a Managing Director of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group.
Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Shields has been involved in manager evaluation, selection and monitoring, primarily focused on hedged equity managers. In addition, he has been involved in portfolio management of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group’s equity strategies.
Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Shields was a Vice President at UBP Asset Management, a fund of hedge funds, where he focused on equity strategies. Prior to joining UBP, Mr. Shields worked as a Senior Analyst, and was actively involved in hedge manager due diligence and portfolio construction at CARE Capital, Gleacher Fund Advisors, and Rocaton Investment Advisors.
Mr. Shields received a B.S. from Lehigh University, where he double majored in Finance and Marketing.