Blackstone Blog

  • Oct 27, 2016

    Jon Gray on the global economy, the real estate opportunity and alternative investing

    Jon Gray, Global Head of Real Estate, recently sat down to discuss the short-term concerns and long-term opportunities he sees in the real estate market today.
  • Oct 06, 2016

    #FacesofFounders Campaign Launches Showcasing Millions of Diverse Startup Founders in America

    Earlier this week, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation partnered with the Case Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs, and UBS to announce a new initiative,#FacesofFounders, to promote inclusive entrepreneurship.
  • Oct 03, 2016

    Seven Stephen Schwarzman Grantees Medal in Track and Field Events at Rio Olympics

    Last summer, Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman hosted 10 elite track and field athletes and members of the USATF Foundation staff and Board for lunch at the firm.
  • Sep 26, 2016

    SOCAP16: Bringing Entrepreneurship to Social Capital

    Earlier this month, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation brought its expertise on entrepreneurship to SOCAP16, an event focused on the intersection of capital and social causes. We sat down with Tony Tolentino, Vice President in the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, to discuss the event.
  • Sep 21, 2016

    Podcast: Byron Wien reflects on a summer of uncertainty and disruption

    Blackstone’s Byron Wien sat down with Joan Solotar, Head of Multi-Asset Investing, to discuss his June market commentary. The interview focused on Byron’s annual Benchmark lunches, where a panel of business leaders and thinkers gather to discuss the key issues driving the macro-economic environment today.
  • Sep 21, 2016

    Blackstone Named Global Real Estate Investor of the Year in Estates Gazette’s awards

    Blackstone voted #1 Global Real Estate Investor of the Year in Estates Gazette’s 2016 awards.
  • Sep 16, 2016

    Blackstone’s Dave Calhoun discusses how private equity creates jobs on Fox’s Mornings with Maria

    Blackstone’s Dave Calhoun sat down with Maria Bartiromo and Bob Nardelli, CEO of Chrysler, to discuss the state of the U.S. economy and the impact of private equity on growth and job creation.
  • Aug 24, 2016

    Blackstone Innovation Grants Help Create More Than 2,100 Jobs Globally

    Last spring, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation awarded one-year grants totaling $3 million to 19 non-profit organizations through the Blackstone Innovation Grants program.
  • Aug 23, 2016

    Wall Street Journal Profiles Blackstone Effort to Improve Employee Health across Portfolio

    Today, the Wall Street Journal profiles Blackstone’s Equity Healthcare unit, which works with private equity firms and their portfolio companies to manage healthcare costs.
  • Aug 04, 2016

    Blackstone Connects Summer Volunteer Days 2016

    During the summer of 2016, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation’s Blackstone Connects program brought together nearly 800 Blackstone employees from the New York office to engage in over 3000 hours of volunteer activities with 20 non-profit organizations across the boroughs of New York.
  • Jul 07, 2016

    Joan Solotar Shares Her Advice for Graduating Seniors

    Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director and Head of Multi-Asset Investing and External Relations at Blackstone, recently spoke at the graduation ceremony of her alma-mater, the University of Albany. With 30 years of track record, Joan has gained a lot of experience, but she believes the most important thing she has gained is perspective.
  • Jul 06, 2016

    Blackstone’s Beth Chartoff Featured by Cornell’s Alumni Magazine for Mentorship Work

    A recent article with Cornell University’s alumni publication highlights Blackstone’s Beth Chartoff’s work at both the Cornell campus and Blackstone offices to educate and mentor young women and Cornell students about careers in finance.
  • Jun 17, 2016

    Podcast: Byron Wien discusses mentorship and the markets

    Blackstone’s Byron Wien sat down with Joan Solotar, Head of Multi-Asset Investing, to discuss his June market commentary. The interview was around Byron’s late mentor, the “Smartest Man in Europe,” and his impact on Byron’s approach to investing.
  • Jun 01, 2016

    Barron’s Profiles Blackstone’s Byron Wien

    Barron’s profiles Byron Wien, Blackstone’s Vice Chairman of Multi-Asset Investing, and his more than 50 years on Wall Street: “At 83, the investing legend and Blackstone strategist is still trotting the globe.”
  • May 31, 2016

    A Smart Approach to Energy Efficiency in Europe

    The European Union’s (EU) ambitious goals around energy efficiency have companies across the continent jumping into action to improve performance. For Blackstone’s Operations team, this mandate created an opportunity to educate and coordinate our energy savings efforts across our portfolio companies.
  • May 23, 2016

    Blackstone Profiled in Forbes

    This month, Forbes magazine profiled Blackstone as “Wall Street’s Unstoppable Force.” The article chronicles the firm’s success over thirty years, defined by its strong culture and deep bench. Read the full article here.
  • May 19, 2016

    Bennett Goodman Shares Four Insights on the Credit Markets

    Bennett Goodman, Co-Founder of Blackstone’s credit platform GSO, offers his perspective on the recent dislocation in credit markets—and some opportunities it may reveal.
  • May 13, 2016

    Blackstone hosts Diversity and Inclusion Network event

    On Monday, May 9th, Blackstone hosted a firm-wide event for the Blackstone Diversity and Inclusion Network – one of the firm’s most important efforts of its kind in recent years. This network is tasked with increasing both our pipeline and retention of diverse talent, elevating the discussion on diversity within the industry more broadly, and leveraging our existing diversity initiatives at the firm. At Blackstone, we know that having a diverse team with varied experiences and backgrounds makes us better investors.
  • May 06, 2016

    Blackstone Connects: 2016 Spring Volunteer Day in London

    Last week, 72 Blackstone employees from across the London office braved the prospect of an afternoon out in the unpredictable British weather and set out with Thames 21 to support their river clean-up efforts in Battersea, South London. Thames21 is one of the country’s leading waterway charities working with communities across Greater London to improve the rivers, canals, ponds and lakes for people and wildlife.
  • May 02, 2016

    Laundromate Wins Blackstone LaunchPad Campus Challenge

    This spring Blackstone LaunchPad, an entrepreneurship program run by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation offering coaching, ideation and venture creation support on college campuses, challenged its network of 500,000 students to use entrepreneurship to identify and solve problems on their campus. Through Blackstone LaunchPad’s Solve a Campus Challenge, students from across the 17 partner institutions submitted over 140 videos. Each video was a 1-minute pitch to define and propose a solution a problem they face on campus. The solutions presented solved for common problems on college campuses including parking, laundry, access to food, building community, and campus safety.