Stephen A. Schwarzman

We are delighted to announce that we hosted Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone on the 16th November 2020 with the LSE’s School of Public Policy!

The conversation was chaired by Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE, and was moderated by Andrés Velasco, Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy.

The event was recorded and the link to the video can be found below.


Blackstone is the world’s largest Alternative Investment Manager with over $584 billion in AUM. It has established leading investing businesses across asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, special situations and secondary investing; real estate (where it is currently the largest owner of property in the world); hedge fund solutions; and credit.


Stephen A. Schwarzman was named one of Forbes’ Top 50 “World’s Most Powerful People” in 2018 and Forbes’ most influential person in finance in 2016. He is an active philanthropist and some of the most notable donations include a £150 million gift to Oxford to create a new Centre for the Humanities, a $350 million gift to establish the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, and a $575 million donation to set up an international scholarship program, “Schwarzman Scholars,” at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


In 2019, Schwarzman published his first book What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence, a New York Times Best Seller which draws on his experiences in business, philanthropy, and public service.


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