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16

Aug

2012

Following a successful bond offering, which capitalized on record low interest rates to bolster Blackstone’s already strong balance sheet, rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch reaffirmed the firm’s A/A+ credit rating.  This credit rating is the highest of any alternative asset manager and one of the highest of any financial institution. (more...)
13

Aug

2012

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced that it has approved a new $150,000 grant to One Hen Inc., a nonprofit that introduces young children to the principles of entrepreneurship. (more...)
07

Aug

2012

An independent, third-party audit conducted by Al Lewis, Executive Director of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium (DMPC) and a respected healthcare authority, has named Equity Healthcare as one of only six vendors to validly measure healthcare outcomes. (more...)
06

Aug

2012

The Blackstone Launchpad program is a program that is meant to teach students how to use their ideas and turn them into successful business ideas. The office, located in the Student Center lobby, connects students with mentors, experts and resources to get their ideas off the ground. Photo by Matt Hafley. (more...)
06

Aug

2012

Blackstone’s Hedge Fund Solutions (BAAM) group was profiled in Hedge Funds Review, which interviewed Blackstone’s Tom Hill about the Group’s approach and what sets them apart from competitors. (more...)
06

Aug

2012

The following is an edited version of Tony James’ remarks on Blackstone’s recent 2Q earnings call on the need for pension plans to increase their allocations to alternative investments (more...)
02

Aug

2012

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Carl Schramm, former CEO of the Kauffman Foundation and author of Better Capitalism, lauded LaunchPad as one of two entrepreneurship programs in the nation that “show what does work”. (more...)
01

Aug

2012

A Pensions & Investments article from July 9, 2012, underscored the challenges facing U.S. state pension plans and the better returns realized by those with higher allocations to alternative investments. (more...)
12

Jul

2012

Today, the New York Times featured Blackstone’s Portfolio Operations team in “Private Equity Giants Use Size to Lean on Suppliers”. The article underscored how Blackstone implements strategies such as group purchasing programs to help its portfolio streamline operations and cut costs. (more...)
09

Jul

2012

Property Week asked more than 100 top investors to name stand out deals that occurred after 2007 in the UK. (more...)
 

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