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  • Mentorship and The Smartest Man

    There will be no essay on The Smartest Man in Europe this year. My good friend and mentor Edgar de Picciotto, Chairman of Union Bancaire Privée in Geneva, has passed away; he was 86. I met him during the 1980s when I was at Morgan Stanley and he was a regular attendee at our global client conference at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. I came to know him well when we were both Supervisory Directors of Soros Fund Management and met for several days twice a year in Europe (Soros was an offshore fund.) When I started writing about him in 2002, I chose not to reveal his name to protect his privacy. I did, however, have a shirt made with the legend “Smartest Man in Europe” and gave it to him, but he told me he only wore it around his swimming pool.

  • Blackstone acquires Blanchardstown Centre

    Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (”Blackstone”) announce the acquisition of Blanchardstown Centre, one of Ireland’s leading retail and leisure destinations from Green Property.

  • 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.