Distinguished Speakers Series - Jonathan Gray,
President and Chief Operating Officer, Blackstone 

16 February 2023


The AoF held a conversation session with Jonathan Gray (Jon Gray), President and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone on 16 February 2023.  Blackstone is the world’s leading alternative investment manager.  The session was moderated by Howard Lee, Deputy Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). 



During the event, Jon offered many actionable insights on investment and management.  He discussed the evolution of the alternatives business; what investments to look for under the prevailing interest rate and inflation outlook; which real estate sectors are facing headwinds and tailwinds, and much more.  Jon also frankly shared stories of his setbacks during his rapid career advancement.

The conversation was conducted in hybrid format, and was broadcast online. 

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(From left to right) Jonathan Marshall of the British Consulate General in Hong Kong; John Tan of Standard Chartered Bank; James Houghton of Goldman Sachs; and Pauline Wong of State Street had a vibrant exchange with Jon on investing in emerging markets and how to manage geopolitical risks; and the significance and implications of the clean energy revolution etc.

Last revision date: 16 February 2023