Blackstone Group News

Blackstone Eyes Recapturing Anbang Insurance Assets Including Waldorf

Blackstone Group LP, which scored big four years ago when a company it owned sold New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel for a record-setting price to a little-known Chinese insurer, may soon get a chance to own the iconic landmark again. …

Blackstone Aims to Grow Insurance Asset Management to $100 Billion

Blackstone Group wants to quadruple to $100 billion the assets it manages at its new unit for insurers as it seeks to boost returns for firms struggling under low interest rates, the unit’s newly appointed chief said on Monday. Blackstone …

Update: Blackstone to Buy Aon’s Benefits Outsourcing Unit

Insurance broker Aon Plc said on Friday it agreed to sell its employee benefits outsourcing business to private equity firm Blackstone Group LP for up to $4.8 billion. Blackstone will pay $4.3 billion upfront and up to an additional $500 …

China’s Anbang Eyes $2.3B Purchase of Japanese Property Assets: Sources

China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co. is in talks to buy as much as $2.3 billion in Japanese residential property assets from Blackstone Group, two people involved in the discussions said, in what would be Japan’s biggest property deal since the …

Hedge Fund Insurers Struggle in Crowded Market with Poor Investment Results: S&P

Hedge fund firms that set up reinsurance companies will struggle because too many rivals had the same idea and investment results have been disappointing, according to a report from S&P Global Ratings. Money managers entered the reinsurance business to gain …

Blackstone Acquires Major Interest in Mortgage Insurer PMI

Blackstone Group LP acquired a “significant equity stake” in mortgage insurer PMI Group Inc. Blackstone, the New York-based private-equity firm, will provide a loan to PMI for working capital and gains the right to take part in future equity offerings, …

Insurance Linked Securities Specialist Nephila Hired by Blackstone Vehicle

A Blackstone Group LP vehicle offering hedge fund strategies to mutual fund investors plans to allocate money to a firm backed by rival KKR & Co. The Blackstone Alternative Multi-Strategy Fund is hiring Nephila Capital Ltd. as a sub-adviser, according …

Aviva Names Blackstone’s Tom Stoddard CFO after Regan Departs

Aviva Plc named Blackstone Group LP Senior Managing Director Tom Stoddard chief financial officer after its previous finance head decided to leave the company. Stoddard, Blackstone’s head of global financial institutions advisory, will become Aviva’s CFO on May 5, the …