Robert L. Friedman

Senior Advisor at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Robert L. Friedman

Robert L. Friedman

Senior Advisor at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Number of Boards

40

Birthday

1943

Age

77

Number of Awards

1

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Executive Vice Chairman at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Co-Founder at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Westcap Mgt. Ltd.

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Secretary & Chief Legal Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Finance Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Blackstone Energy Partners II LP

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Co-Founder at GSO Capital Partners (Private Equity)

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President & Chief Operating Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Tactical Opportunities at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Robert L. Friedman
Senior Advisor at The Blackstone Group, Inc.
Education
JD
Class of 1967

The University of Pennsylvania Law School, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the law school of the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the Ivy League, it is among the oldest and most selective law schools in the nation. It is currently ranked 7th overall by U.S. News & World Report, and 1st in terms of career prospects by the Princeton Review, a rank awarded also by the National Law Journal based on placement of graduates in top law firms.It offers the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.), Master of Comparative Laws (LL.C.M.), and Doctor of the Science of Law (S.J.D.).

Graduate
Class of 1964

Columbia College is a relatively small, coeducational, residential college situated in a large and complex university. These circumstances work to the advantage of our students, who often enjoy the individual, personal attention that only a small college can provide and, at the same time, attend classes that offer an impressive array of intellectual challenges and rewards.

Career History
Senior Advisor
Current

The Blackstone Group, Inc. engages in the provision of investment and fund management services. It operates through the following segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, and Credit. The Private Equity segment consists of flagship corporate private equity funds, Blackstone Capital Partners funds, sector-focused corporate private equity funds, including energy-focused funds, Blackstone Energy Partners funds, and core private equity fund, Blackstone Core Equity Partners. The Real Estate segment includes management of core real estate fund and non-exchange traded restate investment trusts. The Hedge Fund Solutions segment comprises of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, which manages hedge funds and includes Indian-focused and Asian-focused closed-end mutual funds. The Credit segment includes GSO Capital Partners LP, which manages credit-oriented funds. The company was founded by Stephen Allen Schwarzman in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Fund Advisor
Tenure Unconfirmed

Blackstone invests in companies located globally. The firm participates in buyout, growth and later stage capital requirements.

Fund Advisor
Tenure Unconfirmed

GSO Capital Partners provides investment advice with respect to investments in first lien loans, second lien loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, mezzanine securities, public and private equity, and derivatives. The firm seeks to capitalize on both long- and short-term inefficiencies in the market by investing across a spectrum of products, often employing a bottom-up analysis, utilizing market technical and fundamental analyses to select investments. There may be occasions when a strategy may be weighted to deep value or be more opportunistic and seek short term gains. GSO's investment strategies include: Senior Direct Lending, Mezzanine, Capital Solutions, Event Driven, and Energy.The firm's Senior Direct Lending Strategy seeks to source and provide privately originated investments that can deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns with strong downside protection, while generating current income through primarily stable, performing credit investments. The strategy focuses on investments that are senior in the capital structure and with a majority of investments secured by floating rate instruments.The firm's Event Driven Strategy seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in an array of securities within the corporate credit market. GSO may invest in both public and private non-investment grade and non-rated securities, including leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, common and preferred equity securities, and credit derivatives. The firm offers exposure to this strategy in a hedged, liquid and less concentrated form, or in an un-hedged and more concentrated form, often with less liquidity and greater potential risk.GSO's Mezzanine Strategy makes privately negotiated investments in the leveraged finance marketplace with an emphasis on providing junior capital to companies in connection with LBOs, acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth financings.The firm's Capital Solutions Strategy seeks to provide privately negotiated capital solutions to companies in need of liquidity or capital structure transformation due to, among other things, pending covenant violations, debt maturities, cyclical downturns in their businesses or other funding requirements.GSO's Energy Strategy is designed to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by originating and investing in transactions in the energy sector and various energy sub-sectors across the capital structure, primarily in debt and preferred equity.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2016

TO IMPROVE LIVES BY MOBILIZING THE CARING POWER OF SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS COMMUNITIES.

$5,000 +
2014

PRESERVE AND PROTECT NANTUCKET ISLAND'S OPEN SPACE, WATER, AND OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES BY HOLDING CONSERVATION RESTRICTIONS, MONITORING DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS, UNDERWRITING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND SPONSORING LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION.

$5,000 +
2013

PRESERVE AND PROTECT NANTUCKET ISLAND'S OPEN SPACE, WATER, AND OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES BY HOLDING CONSERVATION RESTRICTIONS, MONITORING DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS, UNDERWRITING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND SPONSORING LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION.

Political Donations
$2,600
2013

Representative from New York's 17th Congressional District

$2,500
2012

Representative from New York's 17th Congressional District

$2,500
2011

President at North Country Capital LLC

Transactions
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Steamboat Credit Opportunities Fund Offshore LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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GSO Energy Partners C LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund - C LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
Columbia College - John Jay Award
Events
Speaker
Greenwich, CT, United States
2007 Yale School of Management Annual Private Equity Conference

Speaker
Rye brook, NY, United States
2006 Yale School of Management Annual Private Equity Conference

Speaker
Greenwich, CT, United States
2005 Yale School of Management Annual Private Equity Conference

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