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  1. July 17, 2014

    Blackstone attracts $62bn capital inflow

    Blackstone‘s goal of having $500bn of assets under management moved closer as the group increased the total sum it manages...

  2. June 11, 2014

    Wall Street loses its man in the House

    From the mountains of Switzerland to the beaches of the Hamptons, Eric Cantor mixed in the milieu of Wall Street. It might...

  1. March 27, 2014

    Russian fund taps China and Middle East

    Russia’s $10bn state-backed fund has tapped Chinese and Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund money in a bid to show it can...

  2. February 27, 2014

    Blackstone agrees to take 20% stake in Versace

    Blackstone has agreed to inject cash into Italian luxury designer Versace to help the family-owned company boost its...

  3. January 30, 2014

    Blackstone to pursue retail investors

    Blackstone reported a 26 per cent jump in assets under management and promised an expanded push to attract retail investors...

  4. February 28, 2013

    Finance: An inequitable divide

    In October 2006 Guy Hands, his advisers at Citigroup and two other banks met in London to discuss a life-transforming plan...

  5. December 13, 2012

    Russia fund backs cinema chain expansion

    The Russian Direct Investment Fund, the $10bn government-backed fund set up to boost foreign private equity investments in...

  6. October 18, 2012

    Blackstone swings to profit

    Record cash inflows over the past year mean that Blackstone, the alternative asset manager run by Steve Schwarzman, now has...

  7. July 18, 2012

    Shipping group alleges loan discrimination

    A company owned by Blackstone has alleged that the Obama administration discriminated against it when it sought approval for...

  8. April 19, 2012

    Blackstone payouts hit as performance fees fall

    Blackstone returned a fifth less cash to its investors in the first quarter compared with last year, even as the alternative...

  9. February 29, 2012

    Blackstone founder tops private equity pay league

    Stephen Schwarzman, the Blackstone chief executive, took home $213.5m in pay and dividends in 2011, a third more than the...

  10. FT Alphaville

    February 29, 2012

    Schwarzmann paid $213.5m in 2011

    Blackstone co-founder Stephen Schwarzman got about $213.5m in salary, share of profits and cash distributions from his...

  11. January 18, 2012

    Tax brouhaha may not be boon for Obama team

    The White House and Democrats generally have jumped enthusiastically on Mitt Romney’s disclosure that he pays an effective...

  12. January 11, 2012

    Blackstone turns hostile on website names

    Blackstone Group has been quietly acquiring hostile web domain names in an attempt to head off online criticism, at a time...

  13. December 21, 2011

    Buy-out groups hope for pick-up in dealmaking

    After a bumpy ride in 2011, some private equity bosses and bankers are nursing only vague hopes of a better year ahead for...

  14. December 21, 2011

    Indignant rich round on protest movement

    In the face of popular fury, political invective and protest encampments on their doorsteps, the rich are fighting back in...

  15. November 30, 2011

    Wall Street heavy-hitters back Romney

    Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential hopeful who is battling scepticism within his own party, is enjoying the support of...

  16. October 28, 2011

    Dimon helps Moscow boost its global allure

    Senior western financiers including Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan’s chief executive, gathered in Moscow on Friday to advise Russia...

  17. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2011

    US to Brics: thanks, but Europe needs to save itself

    Not quite, but near enough, according to reports on Friday afternoon from the FT and Reuters. The pink paper revealed on...

  18. October 3, 2011

    Private equity: Fund hopes pinned on expert names

    It is mid-September and Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s newly created $10bn direct investment fund, is in the middle...

  19. July 21, 2011

    Blackstone shares rise on tripling of profits

    Shares in Blackstone rose sharply after the private equity group, one of the world’s largest by assets under management,...

  20. May 6, 2011

    Glencore’s billionaires face their reckoning

    The aim of every trader is to buy at the bottom and sell at the top and Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive of Glencore, came...

  21. February 11, 2011

    Appeals court gives go-ahead to Blackstone case

    An appeals court in New York has revived a shareholder lawsuit against Blackstone that accuses the private equity group and...

  22. FT Alphaville

    December 8, 2010

    Schwarzman move sparks Blackstone revamp

    Blackstone is looking to increase the responsibilities of several senior managers as chief executive Stephen Schwarzman...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 8, 2010

    Schwarzman sparks Blackstone revamp

    Blackstone is seeking to increase the responsibilities of several US-based managers as Stephen Schwarzman, its chief...

  24. December 8, 2010

    Schwarzman move sparks Blackstone revamp

    Blackstone is looking to increase the responsibilities of several senior managers as Stephen Schwarzman, its chief...

  25. September 29, 2010

    Blackstone’s deal on Pátria signals rising Brazil interest

    Blackstone, the US investment advisory firm, is taking a 40 per cent stake in Pátria Investimentos, a Brazilian private...

  26. September 20, 2010

    Blackstone unit quits talks on Liverpool FC

    The credit unit of Blackstone, which had been mooted as a possible leader of a £280m ($436m) refinancing of Liverpool...

  27. FT Alphaville

    September 2, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Hedge funds should cool it on tax Try to extract...

  28. September 1, 2010

    Hedge funds should cool it on tax

    Try to extract money from a hedge fund manager or the founder of a private equity fund and he loses all sense of...

  29. May 1, 2010

    Revival leader

    Blackstone boss Stephen Schwarzman spent time with his European advisory board members and investors this week as the group...

  30. April 27, 2010

    Marathon men

    Blackstone executive Gerry Murphy , the former Kingfisher boss, was among the heroic 37,000-plus runners in the London...

  31. FT Alphaville

    April 23, 2010

    Goldman role in Lloyds deal in spotlight

    Goldman Sach’s involvement in the vast refinancing of Lloyds Banking Group late last year has drawn fresh scrutiny of the...

  32. April 23, 2010

    Blackstone chief defends ethics of US bank

    The chief executive of Blackstone, the world's largest private equity group, yesterday came to the defence of Goldman Sachs...

  33. April 22, 2010

    Blackstone chief defends Goldman ethics

    The chief executive of Blackstone, the world’s largest private equity group, on Thursday came to the defence of Goldman...

  34. February 25, 2010

    KKR / Blackstone

    The welcome return of deal-making and more confident markets help explain the big profit figures posted on Thursday by KKR...

  35. February 11, 2010

    Blackstone returns to Germany

    Blackstone has appointed a head for its German private equity business and is reopening an office in a sign that the...

  36. February 2, 2010

    Private equity: Investors aim to ride IPO wave

    What do the operator of Madame Tussauds waxworks museum, Denmark’s telecoms operator, the UK’s biggest private hospital...

  37. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2010

    When Stephen eats a banana...

    Some covert film video footage has emerged from this year’s World Economic Conference in Davos, Switzerland… That, for the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    January 25, 2010

    Blackstone eyes UK banking

    The chief executive of Blackstone has confirmed the possibility that the US buyout group will back the launch of a UK retail...

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