Blackstone Blog

  • Mar 18, 2015

    Family Wealth Report Names Blackstone “Best Alternative Asset Manager”

    Last week, Blackstone was proud to receive the “Best Alternative Asset Manager” award at the Family Wealth Report awards ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, awarded to an investment manager with an alternative investments range suitable for the high net worth community. To view the full list of awards, click here.
  • Mar 17, 2015

    Annual Chairman's Letter 2014: The Art of the Long View

    “Blackstone has always been managed with a perspective of achieving successful growth over the long-term … Our management has consistently sought to focus on the best outcomes for our businesses and investments over a period of years rather than on the short-term impact.”
  • Mar 04, 2015

    Blackstone’s 2015 Future Women Leaders Program Now Accepting Applications

    Blackstone’s Future Women Leaders Program is a unique 1.5 day experience among financial firms, giving current sophomore women (graduating in 2017) early exposure to finance and business through interactive information seminars, networking, and skill-building sessions.
  • Feb 20, 2015

    BX WIN Volunteers with SEO Scholars

    Since September 2014, seven Blackstone employees, all members of BX WIN, have volunteered as one-on-one mentors for 11th grade students through SEO Scholars. SEO Scholars is an eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college, with a 95% college graduation rate.
  • Feb 19, 2015

    Blackstone’s Joan Solotar Speaks with Australian Financial Review’s Tony Boyd

    Blackstone’s Joan Solotar, Head of External Relations and Strategy, was recently interviewed by the Australian Financial Review. “I would love to have more women in my meetings,” she says. Read the full article and learn more about Blackstone’s effort to recruit and retain talented women at the firm.
  • Jan 15, 2015

    Byron Wien’s Surprise for 2045: A More Peaceful World

    Every January for the past 30 years, Byron Wien has published his “Ten Surprises” for the coming year – ten events that the average investor would only assign a one out of three chance of taking place, but which Byron believes is “probable,” having a better than 50% likelihood of happening.
  • Dec 23, 2014

    Congratulations to Kyle Negrete: 2014 Peter G. Peterson Award Recipient

    The 2014 recipient of the Peter G. Peterson Award for Excellence in Business and Community Service is Kyle Negrete, an Analyst at GSO. The Peterson Award honors the many contributions of Blackstone’s Co-Founder, Peter G. Peterson, and is given annually to an employee who has shown a deep commitment to excellence inside and outside the firm. Recipients are nominated by their peers and chosen by Blackstone’s Executive Committee.
  • Dec 22, 2014

    Blackstone Named "Private Equity Firm of the Year" by The Oil Council

    The Oil Council, the world’s largest network of oil and gas executives, recently named Blackstone “Private Equity Firm of the Year.” To view the full list of awards, click here.
  • Dec 17, 2014

    Blackstone 2014 Global Volunteer Days

    In 2014, Blackstone employees worldwide gave back to their local communities through Blackstone’s Global Volunteer Days organized around the world. Over the course of the year, more than 1,100 Blackstone employees from eight of our offices participated in volunteer events, donating a total of 3,963 hours to various organizations.
  • Dec 12, 2014

    Blackstone Participates in Movember to Raise Funds for Men’s Health

    More than 40 employees from across business groups at Blackstone recently participated in the Movember Foundation’s annual campaign, which “challenges men to grow moustaches during the month of Movember (formerly known as November) to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs,” which support men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
  • Dec 11, 2014

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Executive Director Attends First Meeting of National Advisory Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Amy Stursberg, Executive Director of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, recently attended the first organizational meeting of the 2014-2016 National Advisory Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, on which she was selected to serve. NACIE advises the Secretary of Commerce on issues related to accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship, and developing a globally competitive workforce.
  • Dec 09, 2014

    Blackstone Honored at the 2014 American Financial Technology Awards, CTO Bill Murphy Wins “Best Technology Executive, Buy Side”

    For the second year in a row, Blackstone was the only firm to win multiple awards at the American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs). Hosted by Waters Magazine at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square on Monday evening, winning the “Best Technology Executive, Buy Side” award was Blackstone’s Chief Technology Officer, Bill Murphy, and "Best IT Integration Initiative” award for “BX Workflows,” which streamlined business processes for Strategic Partners Fund Solutions, which Blackstone acquired in 2013. The AFTAs recognize excellence in the deployment and management of financial technology within the asset management and investment banking communities.
  • Dec 08, 2014

    Blackstone Ranked Best Place to Work in Alternatives for Second Year

    Today, for the second year in a row, Blackstone was ranked #1 in the “alternatives” category by Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management, which ranks U.S.-based asset managers on the results of employer and employee surveys. P&I's partner on the project, Buck Consultants LLC, calculated the rankings based on responses on the questionnaires.
  • Dec 04, 2014

    Joe Baratta on Bloomberg TV’s “Market Makers” with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle

    Yesterday, Blackstone Global Head of Private Equity Joe Baratta spoke with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg TV’s “Market Makers” to discuss Blackstone’s private equity business. Click here to watch the full replay.
  • Nov 25, 2014

    Blackstone Brings A-Game to East Harlem Tutorial Program’s 2nd Annual 3-on-3 Corporate Challenge Basketball Tournament

    Blackstone is proud to have participated in the East Harlem Tutorial Program’s 2nd Annual 3-on-3 Corporate Challenge Basketball Tournament held earlier this month. At its after-school programs and charter schools, EHTP prepares students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities, and to realize their best possible selves.
  • Nov 20, 2014

    Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day Experience: Entrepreneurs in Their Own Words

    The first annual Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day demonstrated the impact of Blackstone LaunchPad’s mission to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career path. We're pleased to share highlights from Blackstone LaunchPad Demo Day winners and participants in their own words below.
  • Nov 19, 2014

    17 Thoughts from Steve Schwarzman on Leadership, Hiring and Building a Business

    Yesterday, Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman was interviewed as part of Stanford Graduate School of Business’s View From The Top speaker series. Below, we’ve collected 17 tweets, directly from members of the audience, highlighting Steve’s personal take on leadership, hiring, and how to build a business.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    Jon Gray on Bloomberg TV’s “Market Makers” with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle

    Last week, Blackstone Global Head of Real Estate Jon Gray spoke with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg TV’s “Market Makers” to discuss global real estate.
  • Nov 11, 2014

    A Veterans Day Message from Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman

    As our nation’s military has been called upon to combat challenges from Sunni militants to Ebola, we must not forget the fight that too many veterans encounter when they return home to secure employment. Blackstone and the Obama Administration’s Joining Forces initiative have been working to put the right set of support services in place and mobilize the private sector to make it easier to find and hire veterans. In April 2013, we committed to hire 50,000 American veterans across our portfolio of more than 80 companies over five years.
  • Nov 05, 2014

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Hosts First Annual Blackstone LaunchPad Conference and Demo Day

    Last week, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation hosted its first annual Blackstone LaunchPad Conference and Demo Day. Blackstone LaunchPad is a co-curricular, experiential, campus program designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path and develop entrepreneurial skills and mindsets through individualized coaching, idea and venture creation support.