Edwin N. Conway is a member of BlackRock’s Global Executive Committee. He is a Senior Managing Director and is Global Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). Prior to this, Conway was Global Head of BlackRock’s Institutional Client Business (ICB). Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Conway was a Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group where he headed the Global Investor Relations & Business Development Group. Before joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Conway was an Executive Director at Arden Asset Management, Inc. and prior to that he was a Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management located both in London and New York. Conway earned a BComm degree from University College Dublin (UCD).
Bloomberg, 16 July 2007
The titans of the private equity world fancy themselves smarter, shrewder, and more sophisticated than any one else on Wall Street. Investors have bought into the sentiment as they’ve scooped up the shares of the private equity firms that have gone public recently: Blackstone Group (BX) and Fortress Investment Group (FIG). But a recent report on the spectacular collapse of Refco—the once-dominant commodities broker that was laid waste by a massive accounting fraud—paints an unflattering portrait of the private equity firm that engineered Refco’s August, 2004, leveraged buyout and its initial public offering a year later (see BusinessWeek.com, 7/11/07, “Kill the Private-Equity Tax Break”).