Increase in total revenue
Blackstone’s (BX) hedge fund solutions division saw total revenue of $264.2 million in 1H16 and $380.9 million in 1H17, reflecting a 44% rise. This substantial rise was due to investment income and performance fees.
The division’s total investment income rose from -$8.2 million in 1H16 to $29.4 million in 1H17, due to strong investment appreciation. Its total performance fees in 1H16 stood at $1.3 million, compared with $88.3 million in 1H17. This substantial increase was due to realized incentive fees. Its realized incentive fees rose from $2.4 million in 1H16 to $21.6 million in 1H17.