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April 24, 2014
Tom Hill Says Blackstone Lifts $1.4B to Purchase Hedge Fund Stakes J. Tomilson Hill, vice chairman at Blackstone Group LP, revealed that a premier global investment and advisory firm have...(read more)
James Carnegie Lands in Blackstone Group LP’s Sydney Office Blackstone Group LP’s Sydney office, a signal the New York-based global investment company is striving to do its first...(read more)
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Over the last year and a half, Wall Street hedge funds and private equity firms have quietly amassed an unprecedented rental empire, snapping up Queen Anne Victorians in Atlanta, brick-faced bungalows in Chicago, Spanish revivals in Phoenix
Blackstone Group (BX) Company Overview

The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) is an alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services. Originally an M&A boutique, Blackstone's current activities involve a broad range of both advisory and investment expertise. Its investing activities are spread among private equity funds, real estate opportunity funds, and a variety of hedge funds. In addition to advising on mergers and acquisitions, the firm also advises institutional clients on matters such restructuring and reorganization and fund placement.

As of December 2009, Blackstone had $98.2 billion in assets under management. While the company's operational performance has benefited from a boom in the private equity industry, the debt market, which is key to private equity's operations, has been showing signs of contracting due in large part to the subprime lending crisis. This growing credit crunch could make it difficult for Blackstone to continue realizing the same high level of returns.

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