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  • March 30- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, has almost finished raising its next flagship global real estate fund, amassing $15.8 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. From buying single-family homes in the United States to distressed commercial property in Europe, real estate has overtaken...

  • NEW YORK, March 18- More than half of the 17 senior managing directors working in Blackstone Group LP's mergers and acquisitions advisory arm may leave as the business is combined with the advisory firm headed by star Wall Street investment banker Paul Taubman, according to people familiar with the matter. Since he left a senior role at Morgan Stanley in 2012 to...

  • Schwarzman: Middle class must grow through education Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 7:03 AM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of Blackstone Group LP at the 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Education is needed to help the middle class boost its assets and to create more jobs, Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman tells CNBC.

  • Davos '15: Gates, Soros, Pharrell to tackle crises Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    An armed member of the Swiss Police watches from the roof of the Hotel Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.

  • Jan 7- When Teacher Retirement System of Texas' investment chief learned that his son got an entry-level job at Blackstone Group LP, he checked with his employer about whether he should stay away from the public pension fund's investments in the world's largest alternative asset manager. The pension fund's board decided Britt Harris, 56, should remain...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- Blackstone Group LP's No. 2 executive Tony James is considering taking a role outside the world's largest alternative asset manager, including seeking a top job in a future U.S. government, according to people familiar with his thinking. The move would be the biggest change in Blackstone's leadership since co-founder and Chief Executive Stephen...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Blackstone Group LP has reached out to its biggest fund investors about investing in a new investment vehicle with a longer investment horizon than the typical 10- year private equity fund, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackstone is seeking as much as $2 billion apiece from five to six of its biggest public pension fund and...

  • Blackstone seeks $13B for real estate fund: Report Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    Blackstone, the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, is preparing to seek around $13 billion for its next flagship fund.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 27- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, is preparing to seek around $13 billion for its next flagship global real estate fund, in line with its predecessor fund, according to people familiar with the matter. Its latest fund, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII, which raised $13.4 billion in 2012, reported a...

  • Even billionaires have to wait in line at Milken Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman of the Blackstone Group

    There are so many big names at Milken's annual Global Conference in Los Angeles that billionaires don't automatically get VIP treatment.

  • Absolute values 'are pretty high': Blackstone CEO Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman

    With stocks buoyed by a flurry of dealmaking on Monday, Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman says absolute valuations are "on the higher side."

  • Housing loses 'big pop': Blackstone's Schwarzman Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:56 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP

    Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman tells CNBC why his firm plans to slow down its real estate purchases after spending billions in the sector.

  • Post-Bloomberg NYC? Socialites express fears Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 12:54 PM ET
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    As Mayor Michael Bloomberg's long reign draws to a close, some of New York's ealthiest expressed alarm at a future without the billionaire at the city's helm.

  • The 'Gatsby' Rally and Poopgate: Talking Squawk Friday, 10 May 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    To get you ready for the latest "The Great Gatsby" movie, "Taking Squawk" looks at what we could call the "Gatsby" stock market. Plus, poopgate: Look out below!

  • UPDATE 1-KKR's Kravis to put money in Spain, Europe Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 10:38 AM ET

    *$139 billion in dry powder in Asia, $130 bln new funds being raised-Preqin. Kravis, who co-founded KKR& Co LP in 1976 with his cousin George Roberts and colleague Jerry Kohlberg, was in Singapore to open the firm's new office there- its seventh in Asia since entering the region in 2005..

  • *$139 billion in dry powder in Asia, $130 bln new funds being raised-Preqin. HONG KONG, Oct 25- The public appearance of Henry Kravis at KKR's new Singapore office underscores the private equity industry's growing interest in Southeast Asia, at a time when regional funds are growing and deal volumes are falling.

  • *$139 billion in dry powder in Asia, $130 bln new funds being raised-Preqin. HONG KONG, Oct 25- The public appearance of Henry Kravis at KKR's new Singapore office underscores the private equity industry's growing interest in Southeast Asia, at a time when regional funds are growing and deal volumes are falling.

  • What Is Steve Schwarzman Hiding? Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Robin Sidel at the Wall Street Journal tells a fascinating story about Blackstone restructuring its investment in a Florida bank to avoid disclosing information about CEO Steve Schwarzman's wealth.

  • Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Private equity titan Stephen A. Schwarzman, who co-founded The Blackstone Group and remains its chairman and CEO, relocated to Paris in January of this year. The reasons for the move ranged from increased global opportunity; to the buyers’ market created by sovereign uncertainty; to more proximity to the European continent and Asia.

  • 'Good Growth' Ahead for US: Blackstone CEO Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 5:31 PM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Business and consumer confidence, the result of an improved attitude toward business coming from the Obama administration, will result in good growth here in the US. Stephen Schwarzman, CEO and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, told CNBC Friday.