Blackstone Nets $1.4 Billion For Hedge-Fund Stakes

Feb 13 2014 | 2:19pm ET

The Blackstone Group has raised $1.4 billion to invest in hedge fund managers, it said yesterday.

The alternative investments giant launched the effort a year ago, hiring former Barclays alternative asset management chief Anthony Maniscalco to lead it. Blackstone is seeking between $3 billion and $4 billion for the effort, which will take minority stakes in hedge-fund firms.

"You have an opportunity not only to benefit from their growth but also to look down the road at creating a public vehicle for that," Blackstone Vice Chairman J. Tomlinson Hill told a Credit Suisse forum in Florida. "We will, in our mind, dominate that space the way we have dominated the seeding space."

Blackstone follows the likes of Goldman Sachs, Neuberger Berman Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in seeking a piece of the hedge fund business through minority stakes.


In Depth

Q&A: Sancus Capital And The Disruption Of The CLO Market

Oct 5 2017 | 6:28pm ET

Traditional collateralized loan obligation (CLO) funds in the U.S. market can offer...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Finding Success as Alternatives Converge

Oct 9 2017 | 4:00pm ET

Rising interest among institutional investors over the past several years has led...

 

From the current issue of