Stephen Schwarzman on the Global Impact of the Financial Crisis

March 24, 2009

From earlier this month, here is a talk at the Japan Society in New York hosted by Jeffrey Shafer, Vice Chairman, Global Banking and Senior Asia Pacific Representative in New York for Citi, with Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Blackstone Group. Schwarzman offers his view of the marked changes private equity has undergone in the current turmoil and shares his thoughts on where opportunities lie for his investors.

In the following segment, Steve takes a rare break from bemoaning FAS 157, to demonize his second greatest foe, the dreaded rating agencies:

The full video can be found here: The Japan Society presents the ‘Global Impact of the Financial Crisis’

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Stephen Schwarzman’s Guest Lecture at Yale

November 23, 2008

Here’s Stephen Schwarzman, the oft mentioned Co-Founder of the Blackstone Group, as the guest lecturer of Yale University’s ECON 252: Financial Markets class:


Stephen Schwarzman and Bruce Wasserstein on Regulation

October 31, 2008

Lazard CEO Bruce Wasserstein and Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman spoke yesterday at a breakfast hosted by Fortune Magazine at noted New York restaurant Per Se.

Highlights included Wasserstein warning that the global financial crisis will get worse yet, noting that consumer lending and commercial real estate losses are just now beginning.  Schwarzman was critical of banks not using the U.S. Treasury funds for their intended purpose of actually administering new loans.  Both spoke at length about accounting standards and regulatory issues.  Here’s a brief video excerpt from the talk:


Harvard Student Roundtable with Stephen Schwarzman

August 8, 2008

Here’s Stephen Schwarzman, chairman & CEO of The Blackstone Group speaking with a small group of Harvard Kennedy School students, answering their various leadership and business-related questions:


Blog like a Blackstone Billionaire

July 18, 2008

Stephen Schwarzman’s “blog“.  The guy is simply everywhere these days!