Blackstone Blog

  • Nov 04, 2015

    Blackstone’s Tony James Publishes Op-Ed in POLITICO Magazine

    Last week, POLITICO Magazine published an op-ed written by Tony James, Blackstone’s President and Chief Operating Officer, on how raising the minimum wage fuels demand.
  • Oct 22, 2015

    Remarks by Blackstone President Tony James at Center for American Progress Long Term Value Event

    While America can deal with short term crises pretty well sometimes, when it comes to slowly unfolding long-term problems, we are hopelessly short-sighted.
  • Oct 22, 2015

    Strategic Partners Named Wealth & Finance International’s “Secondaries Firm of the Year” & “Best Secondary Fund: Global Private Equity Secondaries Fund”

    We are proud to announce that Blackstone’s Strategic Partners has been voted “Secondaries Firm of the Year” and “Best Secondary Fund: Global Private Equity Secondaries Fund” by Wealth & Finance International for 2015.
  • Oct 11, 2015

    Blackstone's Jon Gray Appears on Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton

    Blackstone's Jon Gray recently appeared on Fox Business News's Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton on Fox Business News.
  • Oct 01, 2015

    64 Blackstone Employees Compete in the Hamptons Half Marathon to Raise Money for LLS

    Last weekend, 64 Blackstone employees, representing every business group across the firm, competed in the Team in Training (TNT) Hamptons Half Marathon to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
  • Sep 21, 2015

    Blackstone Connects: Summer Volunteer Days in Review

    This summer, nearly 700 Blackstone employees from across the New York office braved the heat, sun and occasional rain to volunteer over 2,100 hours with 17 non-profits through the Blackstone Connects program.
  • Sep 18, 2015

    Blackstone Voted #1 Real Estate Global Investment Manager by Euromoney

    Blackstone voted #1 Real Estate Global Investment Manager in Euromoney Magazine’s 11th Annual Real Estate Survey. Blackstone was also named the top Real Estate Investment Manager in the Asia, Italy, Japan, Spain, Turkey & Western Europe categories. Read the full press release announcing the results here.
  • Sep 15, 2015

    Ten Thoughts on Leadership from Steve Schwarzman

    Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman recently spoke at Columbia Business School as part of the Silfen Leadership Series. Please find ten tweets from the event highlighting Steve’s personal take on leadership below.
  • Sep 09, 2015

    Blackstone Named #1 “Best Place to Work” for Third Consecutive Year by Vault

    Today, for the third year in a row, Blackstone has been named #1 “Best Place to Work” in the banking industry by Vault in its 2016 “Banking 50.” Vault, a leading source of employer rankings and a go-to website for prospective employees looking for careers in financial services, compiles an annual list of the “Best to Work For” firms based on a weighted formula measuring quality of life issues and overall prestige. Additionally, in the very first year the Vault survey has extended to include technology functions, Blackstone ranked as one of the top five “Best Banking Firms for Technology Professionals.”
  • Aug 07, 2015

    Thank You to Blackstone’s 2015 Summer Interns!

    Blackstone would like to thank its 2015 class of summer analysts and associates. The summer interns were hired at our offices around the globe and were represented in all of the major business groups including the investment, advisory, and corporate groups. The class hailed from 51 different schools, spoke 26 languages, and included many high school Valedictorians and college athletes.
  • Jul 31, 2015

    Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Releases First Annual Impact Report

    “In Colorado, our program has had tremendous success over its first year engaging the top business leaders and entrepreneurs and identifying and supporting the next high-growth companies in the state, helping these companies stay and grow in the region,” said Amy Stursberg, Executive Director of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation
  • Jul 28, 2015

    Blackstone CSO Don Anderson Presents to Federal CSO Quarterly Steering Committee

    Each quarter, a meeting is held between Chief Sustainability Officers from 25 federal agencies tasked with planning sustainability initiatives for the next decade. This month, Blackstone CSO Don Anderson was invited to present to the group, sharing his experience in the private sector and how Blackstone helps companies in our portfolio become more efficient and sustainable.
  • Jul 13, 2015

    Blackstone Hosts Kids Safety Seminar for 150 New York Employees

    Last week, 150 Blackstone employees participated in a kids safety seminar, focusing on how to prevent and respond to emergency situations. Topics included fire safety, first aid, choking, allergies, bug stings, burns, and poison prevention. The course was taught by NYU Langone Medical Center’s Victoria Masterson, who is also an American Heart Association CPR faculty member, American Academy of Pediatrics Instructor, and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. To learn more about NYU Langone and child safety, please click here.
  • Jul 07, 2015

    Blackstone Honors the Inaugural Class of Eagle Academy Scholars

    On June 26th, the inaugural class of 56 scholars graduated from Eagle Academy at Ocean Hill. Over the past 7 years, since the founding of the program, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation has fostered a strong relationship with Eagle Academy faculty, staff, and students. In honor of the Class of 2015, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation will donate $20,015 to be used for technological upgrades on campus.
  • Jul 06, 2015

    Blackstone Welcomes 2015 Analyst Class!

    Blackstone would like to welcome the 2015 Analyst class! The newly hired class hails from 14 countries and 19 states, speaks 23 different languages, and represents over 40 different schools. Many are former high school valedictorians and have excelled in college athletics playing tennis, crew, basketball, football, hockey, and lacrosse. The newly hired analysts will work in the investment, advisory and corporate groups. We look forward to working with all of you across the globe!
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Jon & Mindy Gray Featured in JPMorgan’s Philanthropic Lives

    “In our lives and as a family, our highest return on investment has been in charitable activities,” says Blackstone’s Global Head of Real Estate Jon Gray in JPMorgan’s June 2015 issue of Philanthropic Lives, which lauds Jon and Mindy Gray for their personal philanthropic efforts. Their dedication to fighting genetically based cancers and investing in education is demonstrated by their establishment of the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania and their continuing support of the Harlem Village Academies, where Mr. Gray currently serves as chairman of the board. To read the full article, follow this link.
  • Jun 26, 2015

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Participates in the Launch Tennessee Sponsored 36|86 Conference in Nashville

    Earlier this month, Robert McMullan, a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Investor Relations and Business Development Group, and Tony Tolentino, Vice President of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to participate in Launch Tennessee’s 36|86 Conference. The conference, hosted by Blackstone Innovation Grant recipient Launch Tennessee, brings together emerging startups, established business leaders, and strategic investors for a celebration of entrepreneurship and southern culture. This year, it featured 34 southern startups and attracted a national audience.
  • Jun 24, 2015

    Blackstone Team Competes in Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race

    This weekend, over 200,000 people descended on Hong Kong’s Stanley Beach to watch 30,000 paddlers, comprising 200+ teams, battle it out for the 2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Championship. This race is part of Hong Kong’s broader Dragon Boat Festival which occurs on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month. Dragon Boats are 46-feet-long with 20 seats, which are filled by 2 side by side rowers on each. The front seat in the boat holds a drummer who sets the pace and rhythm for the rowers, and a steerer guides the boat from the stern.
  • Jun 22, 2015

    Blackstone’s Sandy Ogg Publishes Article in Directors & Boards Magazine

    In its recently released Q2 issue, Directors & Boards magazine published “How CEOs succeed: ‘Think Big, Start Small, Move Fast’” by Sandy Ogg, an Operating Partner in Blackstone’s private equity business, on how board members can use the forces of mobilization to ensure their CEO creates real value.
  • Jun 18, 2015

    Blackstone #1 Fundraiser for City Harvest “Skip Lunch Fight Hunger” for 4th Year

    For the 10th year in a row, Blackstone joined City Harvest to combat hunger in New York City, raising a total of $155,074 for the “Skip Lunch Fight Hunger” campaign this year. For the 4th year, Blackstone ranked #1 among over 200 teams who participated in the City Harvest campaign. Over the past five years, with the support of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Blackstone has raised a total of $496,065.