The Blackstone Group L.P. (together with its affiliates, "Blackstone") is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. It seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies it invests in, the companies it advises and the broader global economy. This is done through the commitment of extraordinary people and flexible capital. Its alternative asset management businesses include the management of private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge fund solutions, credit-focused funds and closed-end funds. Blackstone also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganisation advisory and fund placement services.
GIC is among the world's largest fund management companies. It was established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. GIC strives to achieve good long-term returns on assets under its management, so as to preserve and enhance Singapore's reserves. Since its inception, GIC has grown from managing a few billion dollars to well above US$100 billion today. GIC's investment framework capitalises on its strengths which include the ability to take a long-term investment perspective, a global presence, capabilities to invest in cross-asset opportunities, and a skilled and experienced team. It has investments across 40 countries and in assets such as equities, fixed income, real estate and private equity. GIC is headquartered in Singapore with a network of offices in nine cities worldwide.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policy owners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyholders consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provide products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services and annuities. In addition, the company's strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.