Blackstone First Round Interview (BAAM and BREDS) - Advise

Hey guys,

I have two first round phone interviews with Blackstone this week (SA positions) and am hoping to get some insight. One is for their Alternative Asset Management Group (BAAM - hedge fund solutions) and the other is for Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS). Has anyone interviewed with either of these groups before and can shed some light? Any advice in terms of preparation or types of questions to expect? I'm assuming they will be mostly fit but I've heard they sometimes throw in technicals depending on the group. Have obviously prepped and done my research but any further input would be much appreciated.

Will follow up after to share my experience.

Thanks!

Comments (21)

Jan 25, 2016

Is this for NYC or London or other locations? I might be able to shed some color for REDS

Jan 25, 2016

NYC office. Had my first round for BAAM this morning

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Jan 26, 2016

I have my BAAM phone interview coming up. Can you share your experience? Types of questions? Length? Any insight would be appreciated.

Jan 27, 2016

Would love to hear about BREDS. I have one coming up as well. Thanks!

Jan 30, 2016

investmentbiz,

When did you receive the notification that you were selected for these two first round interviews? Just curious.

Thanks

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Apr 27, 2016

Bit of an old thread but I have an interview coming up for BAAM as well. I'm kind of stressing a bit just due to time constraints. I received an offer from a small buy side firm (very old firm) and while the compensation isn't extraordinary, the exposure is a big selling point. Supposed to receive the written offer tomorrow or Friday. May inform Blackstone that I have other offers to see if the process can be expedited.

Oct 11, 2016

any update?

Oct 11, 2016

What position? portfolio management? Legal structuring?

Oct 11, 2016

I'm interviewing with Portfolio Mgmt and Client Relations. Thanks!

Oct 11, 2016

fit biased

Oct 11, 2016

I'm interested in learning about this as well. How does one get an interview for Blackstone BAAM? I went to a semi-target and didn't see anything ever posted.

Also, any info regarding salary, bonus, hours, etc.? What kind of background is needed to work in the BAAM group? I interned at a BB IBD last summer... and this definitely seems interesting to me.

Oct 11, 2016

I know they recruit at my target.

Oct 11, 2016

Can you give more about the details of what target you're at? H/W/S?

Oct 11, 2016

Ivy target, not H/Y/P.

Oct 11, 2016

bump

Oct 11, 2016

Had first phone interview 2 weeks ago... but have had 2 phone interviews since then. superday is apparently this Friday.

Oct 11, 2016

I didn't get the invite until around 7pm yesterday. Have either of you heard back?

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