Episode 1 - Transformational Change: Lean Process with Dave Calhoun and Jeff Overly

June 6, 2017

The first episode of ‘Transformational Change’ – our new podcast series on the ways we think about operational improvements in our portfolio companies. For our first episode, Christine Anderson, Global Head of Public Affairs, sits down with Dave Calhoun, Head of Portfolio Operations and Jeff Overly, Blackstone’s lean specialist. Dave and Jeff discuss the history of lean [0:30], implementing lean processes at Gates [3:50], the lean leadership at Service King [8:05], creating cultural change at Michaels [9:50], and looking to the future of the practice [13:05].

Neither this article 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 article may contain forward-looking statements; such statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties

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Dave Calhoun on Creating Value through Portfolio Operations

February 27, 2017

Today on the Blackstone podcast, our channel dedicated to the insights, conversations and news from across our firm, we’re sharing an interview with Dave Calhoun, head of Portfolio Operations. Dave recently sat down with Joe Lohrer from Private Wealth Solutions to discuss the ways Blackstone creates value in our portfolio companies.

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Blackstone Q4 2016 Media Call

January 27, 2017

Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer of any Blackstone fund.

This podcast may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 which reflect Blackstone’s current views with respect to, among other things, Blackstone’s operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “indicator,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. Blackstone believes these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, as such factors may be updated from time to time in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in our quarterly earnings presentation and in the filings. Blackstone undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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Blackstone Q4 2016 Investor Call

January 26, 2017

Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer of any Blackstone fund.

This podcast may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 which reflect Blackstone’s current views with respect to, among other things, Blackstone’s operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “indicator,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. Blackstone believes these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, as such factors may be updated from time to time in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in our quarterly earnings presentation and in the filings. Blackstone undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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Joe Baratta on the private equity perspective

November 4, 2016

Blackstone’s Joe Baratta, Global Head of Private Equity, sat down with Christine Anderson, Global Head of Public Affairs, to discuss what he sees in across the markets today. He reflects on our current low interest rate environment, trends in the energy market, the impact of the UK referendum and the lessons he’s learned over his career.

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Tom Hill on the state of the hedge fund business today

October 28, 2016

Tom Hill, President and CEO of BAAM, sat down with JoeLohrer to discuss his views on the Hedge Fund business today, discussing thestate of capital markets, trends in allocations and the future of the hedgefund industry.

The views expressed in thiscommentary are the personal views of Tom Hill and Joseph Lohrer and do notnecessarily reflect the views of Blackstone itself. The views expressed reflectthe current views of Mr. Hill and Mr. Lohrer as of the date hereof and neitherMr. Hill, Mr. Lohrer nor Blackstone undertakes to advise you of any changes inthe views expressed herein. Neither this podcast nor any of the informationcontained herein constitutes an offer of any Blackstone fund.

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Byron Wien reflects on a summer of uncertainty and disruption

September 19, 2016

Blackstone’s Byron Wien sat down with Joan Solotar, Head of Multi-Asset Investing, to discuss his June market commentary. The interview focused on Byron’s annual Benchmark lunches, where a panel of business leaders and thinkers gather to discuss the key issues driving the macro-economic environment today.


The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Multi-Asset Investing at Blackstone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Blackstone itself. The views expressed reflect the current views of Mr. Wien as of the date hereof and neither Mr. Wien nor Blackstone undertakes to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.
Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer of any Blackstone fund.
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Blackstone Q2 2016 Media Call

July 21, 2016
Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer of any Blackstone fund.

This podcast may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 which reflect Blackstone’s current views with respect to, among other things, Blackstone’s operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “indicator,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. Blackstone believes these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, as such factors may be updated from time to time in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in our quarterly earnings presentation and in the filings. Blackstone undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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Blackstone Q2 2015 Earnings Call

July 21, 2016
Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer of any Blackstone fund.

This podcast may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 which reflect Blackstone’s current views with respect to, among other things, Blackstone’s operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “indicator,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. Blackstone believes these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, as such factors may be updated from time to time in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in our quarterly earnings presentation and in the filings. Blackstone undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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Byron Wien discusses mentorship and the markets

June 16, 2016
Blackstone’s Byron Wien sat down with Joan Solotar, Head of Multi-Asset Investing, to discuss his June market commentary. The interview was around Byron’s late mentor and his impact on Byron’s approach to investing.

The views expressed in this commentary are the personal views of Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Multi-Asset Investing at Blackstone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Blackstone itself. The views expressed reflect the current views of Mr. Wien as of the date hereof and neither Mr. Wien nor Blackstone undertakes to advise you of any changes in the views expressed herein.
Neither this podcast nor any of the information contained herein constitutes an offer of any Blackstone fund.
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