Inside Blackstone’s Total Assets Under Management
At the end of 2017, the Blackstone Group’s (BX) total AUM (assets under management) stood at $434.1 billion. On a YoY (year-over-year) basis, this figure reflected a rise of 18% thanks to the company’s strong inflows.
In 2017, Blackstone saw inflows amounting to $108 billion. Even though it saw realizations amounting to $55.2 billion in 2017, its total AUM witnessed upward momentum.
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Of this total AUM at the end of 2017, Blackstone’s Credit segment had total AUM of $138.1 billion, while its Hedge Fund Solutions segment had total AUM of $75.1 billion. However, during the same period, the company’s other two segments, Private Equity and Real Estate, had total AUM of $105.6 billion and $115.3 billion, respectively.
At the end of 2017, Blackstone’s fee-generating AUM stood at $335.3 billion, implying a rise of 21% on a YoY basis. This rise happened as a result of outflows and realizations amounting to $49.1 billion, which were offset by inflows of $97.2 billion.
Of Blackstone’s $335.3 billion worth of fee-generating AUM, its Private Equity and Real Estate segments had fee-generating AUM of $70.1 billion and $84 billion, respectively. Its Credit segment had $111.3 billion worth of fee-generating AUM, and its Hedge Fund Solutions segment had $69.9 billion worth of fee-generating AUM.
Blackstone’s EV (enterprise value) stands at $34.4 billion. Its peers (XLF) Ameriprise Financial (AMP), Oaktree Capital Management (OAK), and Ares Management (ARES) have EVs of $27.2 billion, $6.2 billion, and $9.1 billion, respectively.