Blackstone Boosts Asia Presence With New Fundraising Chief

Jun 30 2009 | 2:13am ET

The Blackstone Group’s expansion in Asia is continuing apace with the hire of a Deutsche Bank executive to lead capital-raising in the region.

Philip Levinson joins the private equity giant from RREEF, the real estate, infrastructure and p.e. division of Deutsche Asset Management. In addition to raising money, in his new post, Levinson will also manage client relationships and help develop new products in the region.

It is not clear where Levinson will be based, Reuters reports.

Levinson’s hire comes on the heels of several recent moves by Blackstone in China. The firm is reportedly in talks with Shanghai officials about opening a subsidiary there, and the country’s sovereign wealth is mulling a $500 million investment with the firm’s hedge fund unit.


In Depth

Steinbrugge: Will Hedge Funds Help or Hurt During the Next Market Correction?

Sep 7 2016 | 11:55pm ET

Most investors have become accustomed to quick rebounds when markets correct, but...

Lifestyle

Quattrex Sports AG Debuts Soccer-Focused UCITS Fund

Sep 9 2016 | 9:54pm ET

Innovative alternative investment company Quattrex Sports has unveiled a new UCITS...

Guest Contributor

Malik: The Ever-Changing Middle Market and The Entering Class of 2016

Sep 2 2016 | 5:01pm ET

Deal sourcing and origination is only going to get more competitive given current...