This month marks Blackstone’s 27th anniversary. It is a time to celebrate the firm's collective successes and feel proud of the excellent investment returns and advice we have provided to our clients over many years. While the firm has grown dramatically and evolved since its beginnings, core elements remain true to what Blackstone is. We have always and continue to be steadfastly committed to excellence in everything we do, while maintaining the highest integrity and keeping our client’s needs front and center. We have only been able to do this by continuing to attract, train and retain a group of exceptionally talented individuals. However, it is what we do collectively, as a team, that always makes us better and remains the fundamental strength of our business.
This has certainly been an eventful and rewarding 27 years.