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.
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.
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.