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Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.

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Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.

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Good podcast

By OoChuck3222 - May 12 2020
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Informative

John Davi (Astoria)

By John Davi (Astoria) - Jul 13 2018
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Incredibly informative + solid lineup of guests = top podcast in my opinion

iTunes Ratings

52 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
6
1
3
1

Good podcast

By OoChuck3222 - May 12 2020
Read more
Informative

John Davi (Astoria)

By John Davi (Astoria) - Jul 13 2018
Read more
Incredibly informative + solid lineup of guests = top podcast in my opinion
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Blackstone Podcast

Latest release on Jul 27, 2020

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Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.

Rank #1: Dwight Scott, President of GSO, on the Credit Market and Energy

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In the latest edition of the Blackstone podcast, we explore credit with GSO’s Dwight Scott. Dwight sat down with Joe Lohrer, National Sales Manager for the Private Wealth Management group to discuss dislocation in energy, rising interest rates and what trends are shaping the credit market.

Mar 29 2018

17mins

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Rank #2: How Blackstone is Re-Thinking Healthcare for Our Portfolio Companies

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Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Apr 26 2018

10mins

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Rank #3: Joe Zidle: Finding Value Later in the Cycle with Richard Bernstein

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In the most recent episode of the Blackstone Podcast, Chief Investment Strategist Joe Zidle sat down with Richard Bernstein of Richard Bernstein Advisors for a wide-ranging discussion on today’s market and economic conditions. Joe and Rich covered a range of topics, including monetary policy, recession risk, and where we are in the current business cycle.

Richard Bernstein is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Richard Bernstein Advisors, a macro-focused investment management firm founded in 2009 that manages ETF portfolios, mutual funds, unit investment trusts, and ETFs for a range of individual and institutional clients.

For more market insights from Joe Zidle, subscribe to his market commentary.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the speakers as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Apr 24 2019

13mins

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Rank #4: Joe Zidle: Rising Recession Risk

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An inverted yield curve, excess global liquidity, and ongoing trade tensions with China: Chief Investment Strategist Joe Zidle argues that these three issues are key to understanding where the global economy is headed in the coming year. Tune in to learn why he believes that “the countdown timer” on the end of this economic expansion has started.

For more insights from Joe Zidle, subscribe to his market commentary.

Subscribe to the Blackstone Podcast

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group Inc. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the speaker as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Sep 13 2019

7mins

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Rank #5: Introducing GSO President Dwight Scott’s Quarterly Podcast

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 “We think we have a great business, we think we have a diversified business and we want to tell the story of how we built that business will be a lot of fun and hopefully not just for us, but for the listeners.”

In his first podcast of an ongoing series on the credit markets and GSO, Dwight Scott sat down with Christine Anderson, Head of Global Public Affairs, to discuss the state of the market today, the global credit markets and how GSO has ascended to its leading position in the industry. In the coming months, Dwight will be sitting down with team members at GSO to discuss a wide range of macroeconomic topics impacting credit markets.

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Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Aug 22 2018

19mins

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Rank #6: The GSO Quarterly Credit Brief: Catching Up on Global Markets with Joe Zidle

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In this episode, Dwight Scott sits down with Joe Zidle, Blackstone’s Chief Investment Strategist, to exchange views on the state of the markets and the economy. Joe discusses the durability of the current economic expansion, the continuation of dovish central bank policy, and increasing headwinds to earnings growth. Dwight then shares his perspectives on the implications of this backdrop for credit investors. He also weighs in on recent debate about leveraged loans, arguing that these investments remain compelling defensive opportunities.

Joe Zidle is a Managing Director at Blackstone and the Chief Investment Strategist in the firm’s Private Wealth Solutions group.

Dwight Scott is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and President of GSO Capital Partners. He oversees the day-to-day management of GSO and sits on the investment committees for GSO’s energy funds, mezzanine funds and rescue lending funds.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the authors as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Mar 27 2019

16mins

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Rank #7: Blackstone’s John McCormick on BAAM and the Hedge Fund Industry At-Large

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In the latest episode of the Blackstone Podcast, John McCormick, CEO of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, joined us for a conversation on how BAAM and the hedge fund industry have evolved in recent years. John discussed BAAM’s growth to become the world’s largest discretionary investor in hedge funds, as well as the group’s more recent expansion into business areas like GP stakes and direct investing.

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Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Mar 07 2019

14mins

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Rank #8: Joe Zidle: US-China Tariffs Both Bark and Bite

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In this episode of the Blackstone Podcast, Chief Investment Strategist Joe Zidle argues that the United States and China will eventually reach a trade deal, but that markets will likely experience more volatility in the interim. Click below to hear his expectations for the tariffs’ impact on growth, corporate profits, and risk assets.

For more market insights from Joe Zidle, subscribe to his market commentary.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the speaker as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

May 20 2019

6mins

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Rank #9: When Credit Spreads Contradict Equity Volatility

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Blackstone is pleased to announce a new market commentary series on the Blackstone Podcast from investment strategist Joe Zidle. In each episode, Joe will share his insights on market trends and what investors should be looking out for in the month ahead. This week, he sat down with us to discuss volatility, credit spreads and inflation trends.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the author as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Blackstone and others associated with it may have positions in and effect transactions in securities of companies mentioned or indirectly referenced in this commentary and may also perform or seek to perform services for those companies. Investment concepts mentioned in this commentary may be unsuitable for investors depending on their specific investment objectives and financial position.

Tax considerations, margin requirements, commissions and other transaction costs may significantly affect the economic consequences of any transaction concepts referenced in this commentary and should be reviewed carefully with one’s investment and tax advisors. All information in this commentary is believed to be reliable as of the date on which this commentary was issued, and has been obtained from public sources believed to be reliable. No representation or warranty, either express or implied, is provided in relation to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.

This commentary does not constitute an offer to sell any securities or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities. This commentary discusses broad market, industry or sector trends, or other general economic, market or political conditions and has not been provided in a fiduciary capacity under ERISA and should not be construed as research, investment advice, or any investment recommendation. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.

Nov 19 2018

4mins

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Rank #10: Joe Zidle: Weighing Uncertainty and Opportunity in Equity Markets with First Eagle’s Matt McLennan

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In the latest episode of his market commentary series on the Blackstone Podcast, investment strategist Joe Zidle sat down with First Eagle’s Matt McLennan to share where they’re seeing opportunity and risk in equity markets. The two discuss ongoing volatility, today’s unique consumer and policy environment, and whether investors should be concerned about a recession on the horizon.

Matt McLennan is the head of the Global Value Team and portfolio manager at First Eagle, a Blackstone portfolio company and independent investment management firm that provides advisory services to clients ranging from institution accounts to financial advisors and more.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the author as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Blackstone and others associated with it may have positions in and effect transactions in securities of companies mentioned or indirectly referenced in this commentary and may also perform or seek to perform services for those companies. Investment concepts mentioned in this commentary may be unsuitable for investors depending on their specific investment objectives and financial position.

Tax considerations, margin requirements, commissions and other transaction costs may significantly affect the economic consequences of any transaction concepts referenced in this commentary and should be reviewed carefully with one’s investment and tax advisors. All information in this commentary is believed to be reliable as of the date on which this commentary was issued, and has been obtained from public sources believed to be reliable. No representation or warranty, either express or implied, is provided in relation to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.

This commentary does not constitute an offer to sell any securities or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities. This commentary discusses broad market, industry or sector trends, or other general economic, market or political conditions and has not been provided in a fiduciary capacity under ERISA and should not be construed as research, investment advice, or any investment recommendation. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.

Jan 16 2019

9mins

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Blackstone Q2 2020 Earnings Call

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The podcast contained on this page may contain dated information. Viewers are cautioned that the podcast on this page is maintained here solely for the purposes of providing historical background about Blackstone, its business and product or service offerings. As the podcast may contain dated information, it should not be relied upon as providing accurate or current information. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any of the information contained in the podcast on this page, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Jul 27 2020

1hr 4mins

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Blackstone Q1 2020 Earnings Call

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The podcast contained on this page may contain dated information. Viewers are cautioned that the podcast on this page is maintained here solely for the purposes of providing historical background about Blackstone, its business and product or service offerings. As the podcast may contain dated information, it should not be relied upon as providing accurate or current information. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any of the information contained in the podcast on this page, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Apr 28 2020

55mins

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Blackstone Q4 and Full Year 2019 Earnings Call

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The podcast contained on this page may contain dated information. Viewers are cautioned that the podcast on this page is maintained here solely for the purposes of providing historical background about Blackstone, its business and product or service offerings. As the podcast may contain dated information, it should not be relied upon as providing accurate or current information. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any of the information contained in the podcast on this page, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Jan 31 2020

54mins

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Insights from Blackstone’s Private Equity Portfolio

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Several times a year, Blackstone surveys a subset of our private equity portfolio companies’ CEOs about the challenges and opportunities their businesses are facing. It’s just one example of how we gain insights from the scale and breadth of our portfolio.

In the latest episode of the Blackstone Podcast, we bring some of those insights to our listeners. Prakash Melwani, chief investment officer of Blackstone’s private equity group, joins Chief Investment Strategist Joe Zidle to discuss Blackstone’s CEO survey and what it can tell us about corporate confidence and activity today.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group Inc. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the speakers as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Dec 02 2019

10mins

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Behind the Deal: Merlin Entertainments

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In this episode of Behind the Deal, we sit down with Blackstone’s Global Head of Private Equity, Joe Baratta, and Senior Managing Director Peter Wallace to discuss our recent acquisition of Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in family entertainment and theme parks. Merlin operates more than 130 attractions in 25 countries, featuring iconic brands that range from LEGOLAND to Madame Tussauds. With more than 67 million guests annually, Merlin is the second-largest visitor attraction business worldwide.

In this podcast, Joe and Peter discuss Blackstone’s history building Merlin into a global leader, and our long-term investment plans to help the company continue to expand. They also share their perspectives on the opportunity in live entertainment, one of our high-conviction investment themes. 

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Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Nov 18 2019

14mins

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The Opportunity in Life Sciences

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In the latest episode of the Blackstone Podcast, Nick Galakatos, Head of Blackstone Life Sciences, highlights the growing demand for capital across the life sciences industry, and how BXLS is helping bring vital but underfunded medicines and technologies to market. Nick also shares his background as a scientist and an investor, and discusses the therapeutic and disease areas that hold the most promise for meaningful impact. 

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Neither this podcast, nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Oct 11 2019

8mins

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Joe Zidle: Rising Recession Risk

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An inverted yield curve, excess global liquidity, and ongoing trade tensions with China: Chief Investment Strategist Joe Zidle argues that these three issues are key to understanding where the global economy is headed in the coming year. Tune in to learn why he believes that “the countdown timer” on the end of this economic expansion has started.

For more insights from Joe Zidle, subscribe to his market commentary.

Subscribe to the Blackstone Podcast

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group Inc. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the speaker as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Sep 13 2019

7mins

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Joe Zidle: US-China Tariffs Both Bark and Bite

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In this episode of the Blackstone Podcast, Chief Investment Strategist Joe Zidle argues that the United States and China will eventually reach a trade deal, but that markets will likely experience more volatility in the interim. Click below to hear his expectations for the tariffs’ impact on growth, corporate profits, and risk assets.

For more market insights from Joe Zidle, subscribe to his market commentary.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the speaker as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

May 20 2019

6mins

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Joe Zidle: Finding Value Later in the Cycle with Richard Bernstein

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In the most recent episode of the Blackstone Podcast, Chief Investment Strategist Joe Zidle sat down with Richard Bernstein of Richard Bernstein Advisors for a wide-ranging discussion on today’s market and economic conditions. Joe and Rich covered a range of topics, including monetary policy, recession risk, and where we are in the current business cycle.

Richard Bernstein is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Richard Bernstein Advisors, a macro-focused investment management firm founded in 2009 that manages ETF portfolios, mutual funds, unit investment trusts, and ETFs for a range of individual and institutional clients.

For more market insights from Joe Zidle, subscribe to his market commentary.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the speakers as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Apr 24 2019

13mins

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The GSO Quarterly Credit Brief: Catching Up on Global Markets with Joe Zidle

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In this episode, Dwight Scott sits down with Joe Zidle, Blackstone’s Chief Investment Strategist, to exchange views on the state of the markets and the economy. Joe discusses the durability of the current economic expansion, the continuation of dovish central bank policy, and increasing headwinds to earnings growth. Dwight then shares his perspectives on the implications of this backdrop for credit investors. He also weighs in on recent debate about leveraged loans, arguing that these investments remain compelling defensive opportunities.

Joe Zidle is a Managing Director at Blackstone and the Chief Investment Strategist in the firm’s Private Wealth Solutions group.

Dwight Scott is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and President of GSO Capital Partners. He oversees the day-to-day management of GSO and sits on the investment committees for GSO’s energy funds, mezzanine funds and rescue lending funds.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the authors as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Mar 27 2019

16mins

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Blackstone’s John McCormick on BAAM and the Hedge Fund Industry At-Large

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In the latest episode of the Blackstone Podcast, John McCormick, CEO of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, joined us for a conversation on how BAAM and the hedge fund industry have evolved in recent years. John discussed BAAM’s growth to become the world’s largest discretionary investor in hedge funds, as well as the group’s more recent expansion into business areas like GP stakes and direct investing.

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Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Mar 07 2019

14mins

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Joe Zidle: Weighing Uncertainty and Opportunity in Equity Markets with First Eagle’s Matt McLennan

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In the latest episode of his market commentary series on the Blackstone Podcast, investment strategist Joe Zidle sat down with First Eagle’s Matt McLennan to share where they’re seeing opportunity and risk in equity markets. The two discuss ongoing volatility, today’s unique consumer and policy environment, and whether investors should be concerned about a recession on the horizon.

Matt McLennan is the head of the Global Value Team and portfolio manager at First Eagle, a Blackstone portfolio company and independent investment management firm that provides advisory services to clients ranging from institution accounts to financial advisors and more.

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The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of the author as of the date hereof and Blackstone undertakes no responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Blackstone and others associated with it may have positions in and effect transactions in securities of companies mentioned or indirectly referenced in this commentary and may also perform or seek to perform services for those companies. Investment concepts mentioned in this commentary may be unsuitable for investors depending on their specific investment objectives and financial position.

Tax considerations, margin requirements, commissions and other transaction costs may significantly affect the economic consequences of any transaction concepts referenced in this commentary and should be reviewed carefully with one’s investment and tax advisors. All information in this commentary is believed to be reliable as of the date on which this commentary was issued, and has been obtained from public sources believed to be reliable. No representation or warranty, either express or implied, is provided in relation to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.

This commentary does not constitute an offer to sell any securities or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities. This commentary discusses broad market, industry or sector trends, or other general economic, market or political conditions and has not been provided in a fiduciary capacity under ERISA and should not be construed as research, investment advice, or any investment recommendation. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future performance.

Jan 16 2019

9mins

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The GSO Quarterly Credit Brief: The U.S. middle market with Marc Wolpow of Audax

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This quarter, Dwight Scott and Bennett Goodman sit down with Marc Wolpow of Audax Group, a leading investor in the U.S. middle market. Dwight, Bennet and Marc discuss the evolution of this segment of the economy, the state of the market today and the ongoing partnership of Audax and GSO.

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Jan 04 2019

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When Credit Spreads Contradict Equity Volatility

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Blackstone is pleased to announce a new market commentary series on the Blackstone Podcast from investment strategist Joe Zidle. In each episode, Joe will share his insights on market trends and what investors should be looking out for in the month ahead. This week, he sat down with us to discuss volatility, credit spreads and inflation trends.

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Nov 19 2018

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Introducing GSO President Dwight Scott’s Quarterly Podcast

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 “We think we have a great business, we think we have a diversified business and we want to tell the story of how we built that business will be a lot of fun and hopefully not just for us, but for the listeners.”

In his first podcast of an ongoing series on the credit markets and GSO, Dwight Scott sat down with Christine Anderson, Head of Global Public Affairs, to discuss the state of the market today, the global credit markets and how GSO has ascended to its leading position in the industry. In the coming months, Dwight will be sitting down with team members at GSO to discuss a wide range of macroeconomic topics impacting credit markets.

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Neither this blog post, nor the podcast nor any of the information contained herein or therein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This blog post and the podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Aug 22 2018

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Joe Zidle on Trade, Capex, and his Bullish Views on Growth

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On this episode of the Blackstone podcast, Joe Lohrer, National Sales Manager for Private Wealth Solutions, sat down with investment strategist Joe Zidle to discuss broad trends in the market and the variety of political and economic factors that are shaping his outlook for future growth. Joe Zidle is a frequent guest on CNBC and a contributor to a number of financial media outlets, and regularly shares his unique perspective with Blackstone’s audiences through his market commentary series.

The discussion spanned a range of topics, from Joe’s take on inflation concerns to the looming threat of a trade war. Joe also shared his optimistic views on future growth despite the major political and financial concerns facing investors today.

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The views expressed in this podcast are the personal views of Joe Zidle and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). The views expressed reflect the current views of Joe Zidle as of the date hereof, and neither Joe Zidle nor Blackstone undertake any responsibility to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.

Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Jul 25 2018

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Behind the Deal: Blackstone’s Thomson Reuters F&R Partnership

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Today, we’re launching a new series on the Blackstone podcast called “Behind the Deal” – which will take a closer at some of our firm’s most high-profile transactions, and how we partner with businesses across industries to create value and drive growth. In the first episode, we speak to Martin Brand, a Senior Managing Director in Blackstone’s Private Equity business, who is the lead partner on our recent $20 billion deal for Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk (F&R) business. Martin sat down to discuss some behind-the-scenes details on how the deal came together, and what we see looking ahead for the F&R business and our partnership with Thomson Reuters.

Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

May 24 2018

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How Blackstone is Re-Thinking Healthcare for Our Portfolio Companies

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Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security or instrument in or to participate in any trading strategy with any Blackstone fund or other investment vehicle.

Past performance is not indicative of future results and there is no assurance that any Blackstone fund will achieve its objectives or avoid significant losses. This podcast may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties.

For information about Blackstone's business, including risks and financial information, please refer to our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For additional information, see Blackstone’s public filings at ir.blackstone.com.

Apr 26 2018

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Dwight Scott, President of GSO, on the Credit Market and Energy

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In the latest edition of the Blackstone podcast, we explore credit with GSO’s Dwight Scott. Dwight sat down with Joe Lohrer, National Sales Manager for the Private Wealth Management group to discuss dislocation in energy, rising interest rates and what trends are shaping the credit market.

Mar 29 2018

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Tony James Outlines His Plan for 'Rescuing Retirement'

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Over the next two decades, nearly 10,000 Americans will reach retirement age every single day. They deserve to live their golden years in dignity. Instead, many will experience a dramatic drop in their standards of living. Because of a looming crisis of inadequate retirement savings, America risks facing rates of poverty among senior citizens not seen since the Great Depression – and the strain of this newly poor population will devastate federal, state, and local budgets for decades to come.

In his new book with co-author Teresa Ghilarducci, Rescuing Retirement, Blackstone’s Tony James proposes a bi-partisan and surprisingly simple solution to this problem. It’s built on personal responsibility, facilitates personal savings, and guarantees that all full-time workers can be secure in their retirement. Listen to Tony James discuss his plan to fix the looming retirement savings crisis on the latest episode of the Blackstone podcast to learn more.

Feb 15 2018

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Good podcast

By OoChuck3222 - May 12 2020
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Informative

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By John Davi (Astoria) - Jul 13 2018
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Incredibly informative + solid lineup of guests = top podcast in my opinion