4/12/16 Howard Marks Investor Lecture Series featuring Stephen Schwarzman

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Blackstone

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Location: Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

How does Stephen A. Schwarzman see the world today?

A conversation on capital markets, investing and the pathway to success.
Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Blackstone, is one of the world’s most prominent financiers, investors and philanthropists, and he’s bringing his insights to campus.

The Howard Marks Investor Series at The Wharton School brings high-profile investors to the Philadelphia campus once per semester to share their real-world, practical investment perspectives with graduate and undergraduate Wharton students and other members of the Penn community. To highlight the event, the School will use the full spectrum of its organizational and media resources, and recordings of the event may be disseminated to all Wharton stakeholders.

Stephen A. Schwarzman is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone. Mr. Schwarzman has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 1985. The firm is a leading global asset manager with $336 billion Assets Under Management (as of December 31, 2015). Mr. Schwarzman is an active philanthropist with a history of supporting education and schools. Whether in business or in philanthropy, he has always attempted to tackle big problems and find transformative solutions. In 2015, Mr. Schwarzman donated $150 million to Yale University to establish the Schwarzman Center, a first-of-its-kind campus center in Yale’s historic “Commons” building. In 2013, he founded an international scholarship program, “Schwarzman Scholars,” at Tsinghua University in Beijing to educate future leaders about China. At $450 million, the program is modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship and is the single largest philanthropic effort in China’s history coming largely from international donors. In 2007, Mr. Schwarzman donated $100 million to the New York Public Library on whose board he serves. Mr. Schwarzman is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, The Business Roundtable, and The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is co-chair of the Partnership for New York City and serves on the boards of The Asia Society and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, as well as on The Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is a Trustee of The Frick Collection in New York City and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2007, Mr. Schwarzman was included in TIME’s “100 Most Influential People.” Mr. Schwarzman was awarded the Légion d’Honneur of France in 2007 and promoted to Officier in 2010. Mr. Schwarzman holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management and on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors.