Josh Lafer is a Managing Director and a member of Blackstone Credit’s CIO team. Mr. Lafer’s primary responsibilities include portfolio and asset management for Blackstone Credit portfolios as well as the evaluation of new investments across a range of strategies as part of the investment committee process.
Prior to his role in the Office of the CIO, Mr. Lafer was a member of Blackstone Credit’s Private Credit Strategies investment team where his responsibilities included sourcing, analyzing, executing and monitoring private credit and equity investments across a diverse range of industries.
Before joining Blackstone Credit, then known as GSO Capital Partners, in 2016 Mr. Lafer was a Vice President in Barclays Capital’s Financial Institutions Group where he was responsible for advising specialty finance clients on a range of M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to Barclays Capital, Mr. Lafer worked at Ernst & Young where his responsibilities included derivatives valuation as part of E&Y’s Financial Services team.
Mr. Lafer holds a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University.