Blackstone Group boss Steve Schwarzman is in Davos, which means he’s all over the telly. CNBC later this afternoon and Bloomberg this morning. Plus, a bored attendee (or perhaps a superfan?) Reuters blogger Felix Salmon taped him eating a banana.
Bloomberg video first, including the following statement: “My biggest concern is that, as a result of either proposals or tone, that financial institutions are going to feel under siege and their going to retreat with their extension of credit.”
And now the banana video:
Here is Schwarzman’s CNBC appearance: “The private equity business is really turning around. The value of companies, of course, has gone up as the economy has turned around. And I think people are looking forward to a really interesting time to be buying assets.”