I decided it was time to move to a platform that could help me further my investing ability. I found that at GSO/Blackstone, I could surround myself with some of the most talented investors in the world.
What makes Blackstone a unique place to work?
It's the people that truly define GSO/Blackstone. I can't imagine another environment with a higher concentration of motivated, intelligent, and creative people who strive to succeed through collaboration with their peers and colleagues.
What’s your typical day like?
My typical day involves getting up early to check on the overnight markets and digest any news out of Asia or Europe. From there I start to get a sense for what has moved overnight and what our trading desk will try to achieve that day based on new price movements as we move toward the US market open. The latter part of my day is spent monitoring our existing risk and working with the research team on any new investments or trades.
What advice would you give potential candidates?
The best advice I'd give to potential candidates would be to find a mentor here at Blackstone, or wherever they end up in their career. This should be someone who takes a vested interest in their professional development and success. Once they've identified that person, ask as many questions as possible, and work as hard as you can.
Graduated from Harvard University undergraduate with a BA in History of International Relations and began work at Citibank
Took a job at GSO Capital Partners to work on the trading desk in the hedge fund group
Promoted to run the trading desk for GSO's hedge fund products