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  1. July 14, 2013

    Simpson and Bowles are wrong on US debt

    Even before the 2008 crisis, America’s deficit hawks were warning the US was heading the way of Greece. They were wrong then...

  2. October 4, 2012

    CEOs missing in action in US fiscal battle

    Last year I listened to Erskine Bowles, the wisecracking Democrat who has campaigned for bipartisan fiscal reform, throw...

  1. September 14, 2010

    Lessons of a banking collapse, in Lehman’s terms

    Lehman Brothers had two distinct histories: one of a migrant family and its descendants who created an American success...

  2. August 5, 2010

    US rich pledge half of fortunes to charity

    More than 30 US billionaires have pledged to give at least half of their fortunes to charity as part of a campaign...

  3. MBA blog

    January 26, 2010

    Most definitely, very lucky times

    Finally I have the time to write a few lines and it feels really good after a very intense weekend that finished just a...

  4. July 17, 2009

    View from the Top - Pete Peterson, chairman emeritus of Blackstone Group

    Pete Peterson, whose 83rd birthday was last month, is the son of Greek immigrants. His father, who arrived in the US aged 17...

  5. April 25, 2009

    New York’s Four Seasons restaurant

    Julian Niccolini at the Four Seasons Among its many ill effects, the global economic slowdown is having devastating...

  6. February 24, 2009

    A mission to save a profligate nation

    Pete Peterson is puzzled. It is the day after Tim Geithner, Treasury secretary, unveiled his $2,000bn financial rescue plan...

  7. February 24, 2009

    A mission to save a profligate nation

    Pete Peterson is puzzled. It is the day after Tim Geithner, Treasury secretary, unveiled his $2,000bn financial rescue plan...

  8. September 16, 2008

    Broken brothers

    On May 29 2007, with the clock ticking on one of the greatest global property booms in history, Richard Fuld rolled the...

  9. September 16, 2008

    Broken brothers

    On May 29 2007, with the clock ticking on one of the greatest global property booms in history, Richard Fuld rolled the...

  10. September 15, 2008

    Broken brothers: How brinkmanship was not enough to save Lehman

    On May 29 2007, with the clock ticking on one of the greatest global property booms in history, Richard Fuld rolled the dice...

  11. June 6, 2008

    VIEW FROM THE TOP

    In 1985, Stephen Schwarzman and Pete Peterson left Lehman Brothers to found Blackstone, the alternative asset manager. Just...

  12. June 6, 2008

    View from the Top: Stephen Schwarzman, chairman of Blackstone

    In 1985, Stephen Schwarzman and Pete Peterson, who had worked together at Lehman Brothers, founded Blackstone, the...

  13. August 14, 2007

    Blackstone warns of slowdown in large buy-outs

    Blackstone has warned of a slowdown in large private equity takeovers due to the upheaval in credit markets. But the US...

  14. August 14, 2007

    Blackstone warns of slowdown in large buy-outs

    Blackstone has warned of a slowdown in large private equity takeovers due to the upheaval in credit markets. But the US...

  15. August 13, 2007

    Blackstone warns of buy-out slowdown

    Blackstone has warned of a slowdown in large private equity takeovers due to the upheaval in credit markets. But the US...

  16. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2007

    John Studzinski: Inside Blackstone's M&A empire

    In Blackstone’s headquarters at 345 Park Avenue in New York City, the mood could not have been anything but gloomy last...

  17. July 30, 2007

    The keeper of Blackstone’s cultural roots

    The mood at 345 Park Avenue, Blackstone’s headquarters, could not have been anything but gloomy last week, with shares in...

  18. July 27, 2007

    It makes sense for private equity to go public

    The Blackstone and KKR initial public offerings are either clear evidence that the savviest investment professionals can...

  19. July 26, 2007

    Private equity’s IPOs make sense

    The Blackstone and KKR initial public offerings are either clear evidence that the savviest investment professionals can see...

  20. July 21, 2007

    Orbitz debut a blow to Blackstone

    Orbitz Worldwide, the US online travel site, suffered a lacklustre debut on the New York Stock Exchange as the value of its...

  21. July 20, 2007

    Orbitz debut a blow to owner Blackstone

    Orbitz Worldwide, the US online travel site, suffered a lacklustre debut on the New York Stock Exchange as the value of its...

  22. July 14, 2007

    Hedge funds count cost of playing the generation game

    Talk about a one-man band. Buried in the risk factors of Och-Ziff's initial public offering prospectus are warnings of what...

  23. July 14, 2007

    Blackstone forced to defend tax benefit

    Blackstone was on Friday forced to defend a tax benefit that will result in payments to its partners of up to $930m over the...

  24. July 13, 2007

    On Wall St: Generation game for hedge funds

    Talk about a one-man band. Buried in the risk factors of Och-Ziff’s initial public offering prospectus are warnings of what...

  25. July 3, 2007

    KKR files for $1.25bn IPO

    Private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on Tuesday filed with US regulators to raise up to $1.25bn in a flotation that...

  26. June 28, 2007

    At a glance: M&A first half league tables

    Merger and acquisition activity reached record levels in the first half of the year boosted by two separate bids for Dutch...

  27. June 27, 2007

    Call to cut quarterly guidance

    US companies will today again come under pressure to scrap quarterly earnings guidance, this time from a high-profile...

  28. June 27, 2007

    Calls intensify to scrap quarterly guidance

    US companies will today come under renewed pressure to scrap quarterly earnings guidance, this time from a high-profile...

  29. June 26, 2007

    Call to drop quarterly earnings forecasts

    US companies will on Wednesday come under renewed pressure to scrap quarterly earnings guidance from a high-profile...

  30. June 26, 2007

    Blackstone closes below IPO price

    Blackstone shares on Tuesday fell below $31 – the price at which they were sold in last week’s landmark initial public...

  31. June 22, 2007

    Doing well or doing good?

    You probably think that Friday’s initial public offering for Blackstone, a listing expected to net co-founders Steve...

  32. June 22, 2007

    Blackstone shares surge on market debut

    Blackstone shares on Friday jumped 13 per cent on the US private equity group’s first day of trading in a strong performance...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 22, 2007

    Blackstone prices at $31 per share

    Blackstone’s units will begin trading in New York on Friday after it became on Thursday the first large US private equity...

  34. June 21, 2007

    Blackstone to float at $31 a share

    Blackstone on Thursday became the first large US private equity group to sell a stake to the public, raising $7.7bn (£3.9bn)...

  35. June 21, 2007

    Investors flock to Blackstone

    Blackstone's $7.8bn (£3.9bn) initial public offering was about six times subscribed yesterday as demand for the units...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2007

    Blackstone founders to net $2.5bn

    Blackstone co-founders Pete Peterson and Steve Schwarzman will together reap as much as $2.6bn from the US buy-out group’s...

  37. June 12, 2007

    Founders set to scoop $2.5bn in Blackstone sale

    Blackstoneco-founders Pete Peterson and Steve Schwarzman will together reap as much as $2.5bn (£1.3bn) from the US buy-out...

  38. June 12, 2007

    Pig flies high as Blackstone barons unveil riches

    Over the past few weeks, Steve Schwarzman's grand apartment building in Park Avenue has been policed by an unusual doorman:...

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