Byron Wien moves to Blackstone

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Blackstone Group has brought on Byron Wien as its chief investment strategist as part of the firm’s effort to further broaden its investment activities.

Wien, who became a well-known name on Wall Street during his 21 years as Morgan Stanley’s lead U.S. investment strategist and is closely associated with the “Ten Surprises” list of predictions he generates at the beginning of each year, will serve as a senior advisor on market conditions for both Blackstone and the firm’s investors.

In his new role he will analyze economic, political and social trends in an effort to help guide the firm’s