Hamilton E. James

Former President at GSO Capital Partners LP

Hamilton E. James

Hamilton E. James

Former President at GSO Capital Partners LP

Overview
Career Highlights

Harvest Fund Advisors LLC
GSO Capital Partners LP
Blackstone Debt Advisors LP

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8784

Number of Boards

43

Birthday

1951

Age

69

Number of Awards

12

Estimated Net Worth

$1.6B

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Co-Founder at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Finance Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Director, President & Chief Operating Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Blackstone Energy Partners II LP

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Secretary & Chief Legal Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Westcap Mgt. Ltd.

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Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Real Estate at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, GSO at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

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Hamilton E. James
Former President at GSO Capital Partners LP
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Member, Board of Trustees at American University of Beirut

The American University of Beirut is a private, secular, and independent university in Beirut, Lebanon. Degrees awarded at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are officially registered with the New York Board of Regents. On April 24, 1863, the State of New York granted a charter for the Syrian Protestant College. The college, which was renamed the American University of Beirut in 1920, opened on December 3, 1866.

Education
MBA with High Distinction, Baker Scholar
Class of 1975

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1973

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Career History
President
2017 - Current

Harvest Fund Advisors' principal investment area is energy and energy infrastructure assets with a particular focus on US MLPs. They use fundamental, value-oriented, bottom-up research, analysis, and industry knowledge to generate alpha. The funds may be organized in the US or in a foreign jurisdiction as limited liability companies, limited partnerships, trusts, or offshore corporations, partnerships, trusts, or any other legal entity. For some of their clients or funds, Harvest Fund Advisors may purchase or sell derivatives instruments or swaps.

President
2008 - Current

GSO Capital Partners provides investment advice with respect to investments in first lien loans, second lien loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, mezzanine securities, public and private equity, and derivatives. The firm seeks to capitalize on both long- and short-term inefficiencies in the market by investing across a spectrum of products, often employing a bottom-up analysis, utilizing market technical and fundamental analyses to select investments. There may be occasions when a strategy may be weighted to deep value or be more opportunistic and seek short term gains. GSO's investment strategies include: Senior Direct Lending, Mezzanine, Capital Solutions, Event Driven, and Energy.The firm's Senior Direct Lending Strategy seeks to source and provide privately originated investments that can deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns with strong downside protection, while generating current income through primarily stable, performing credit investments. The strategy focuses on investments that are senior in the capital structure and with a majority of investments secured by floating rate instruments.The firm's Event Driven Strategy seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in an array of securities within the corporate credit market. GSO may invest in both public and private non-investment grade and non-rated securities, including leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, common and preferred equity securities, and credit derivatives. The firm offers exposure to this strategy in a hedged, liquid and less concentrated form, or in an un-hedged and more concentrated form, often with less liquidity and greater potential risk.GSO's Mezzanine Strategy makes privately negotiated investments in the leveraged finance marketplace with an emphasis on providing junior capital to companies in connection with LBOs, acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth financings.The firm's Capital Solutions Strategy seeks to provide privately negotiated capital solutions to companies in need of liquidity or capital structure transformation due to, among other things, pending covenant violations, debt maturities, cyclical downturns in their businesses or other funding requirements.GSO's Energy Strategy is designed to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by originating and investing in transactions in the energy sector and various energy sub-sectors across the capital structure, primarily in debt and preferred equity.

Fund Advisor
2005 - Current

Blackstone Management Partners LLC engages in the provision of investment management services. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$50K - $100K
2018

The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Their aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.

$1M +
2017

American Ballet Theatre is considered one of the greatest dance companies in the world, revered as a living national treasure since its founding in 1939. Few ballet companies rival ABT in size, scope, and outreach. Though located in New York City, ABT annually tours the United States – performing for 300,000 people annually – and is the only major cultural institution to do so. The Company has made more than 30 international tours to 45 countries in order to share American ballet with the world, and on many of these engagements ABT received sponsorship from the State Department of the United States Government.

$1,500 +
2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, "to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction."1 This statement of purpose has guided the Museum for more than a century. The Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art have reaffirmed the statement of purpose and supplemented it with the following statement of mission: The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards. The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the museum. The museum's curatorial, conservation, and education departments, as well as the Libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians. The premise on which the Museum was founded is "for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in [New York City] a museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and to that end of furnishing popular instruction".

Political Donations
$2,600
2014

Senior Policy Adviser at Squire Patton Boggs LLP

$2,600
2014

Senator from Montana

$2,600
2013

Senator from New Mexico

Transactions
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The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchases Harvest Fund Advisors LLC

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Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund II LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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GSO Energy Partners D LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Alto Solutions, Inc. engages in the provision of alternative asset investing solutions. It serves the investors, wealth managers and registered investment advisors, entrepreneurs and real estate owners. The company was founded by Eric Satz and Robertson Tanner in 2016 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

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Digital Asset Holdings LLC develops and builds ledger technology solutions. It offers technology for various use cases in the areas of corporate syndicated loan, the U.S. treasury repo, private stock, foreign exchange, payment, public stock, derivative, transaction reporting, factoring, bond, and digital currency aspects. The company was founded by Sunil Gordhan Hirani and Donald Ray Wilson, Jr. in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Swift River Investments focuses on investments in high-potential companies with sound business models and with solid fundamentals that are supported by favorable fundamental trends. The firm seeks to invest in cash-flow positive businesses that have the potential to respond positively to staged infusions of growth capital. Although, Swift River Investments generally invests in companies with historical EBITDA of at least $3 million and/or revenues of at least $10 million in revenue, they have the capital to invest in much larger opportunities. The firm invests across a variety of sectors. Swift River Investments does not invest in: (1) companies with unproven leadership (2) negative cash flow businesses (3) technology companies (4) unproven start-up companies (4) distressed companies or (5) companies based offshore

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Awards & Honors
Rank #1290
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1275
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #358
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Events
Speaker
Greenwich, CT, United States
2007 Yale School of Management Annual Private Equity Conference

Other Affiliations

Hamilton E. James is affiliated with Harvest Fund Advisors LLC, GSO Capital Partners LP, Blackstone Management Partners LLC, CT Investment Management Co. LLC, The Blackstone Group, Inc., Mount Sinai Health System, Inc., Blackstone Senfina Advisors LLC, GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Advisors LLC, Swift River Investments, Inc., Blackstone Debt Advisors LP, Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, GSO Energy Partners C LP, Brep Asia Feeder B LP, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund L LP, Foreland Resources Holdings LP, Blackstone Eagle Principal Transaction Partners Itr LP, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia Fund, Blackstone Capital Partners VI-Executive Fund LP, Gso Bakken Holdings I LP, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund - A (RA) LP, Blackstone Eagle Principal Transaction Partners LP, BLACKSTONE REAL ESTATE SPECIAL SITUATIONS EUROPE L.P., Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund - A (PE) LP, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII LP, GSO Energy Partners C II LP, GSO Energy Partners B LP, CHK Mid Con Co-Invest Vehicle Royalty LP, GSO Giant Co-Invest I LP, Blackstone Commercial Real Estate Debt Fund (Cayman) LP, GSO Bakken Overseas Holdings I LP, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII.TE.2 LP, CHK Mid Con Co-Invest Vehicle Preferred, LP, GSO E&P Holdings I LP, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Fund II 1 LP, Blackstone / GSO Market Neutral Credit Fund LP, GSO Giant Co-Invest II LP, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII.TE.1 LP, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Fund II LP, Blackstone Commercial Real Estate Debt Fund LP, Blackstone GTS Co-Invest LP, BREP Europe IV Feeder B LP, Blackstone Energy Partners II LP, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV LP, Blackstone Energy Partners, LP, BREP Asia Feeder LP, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette International, Blackstone Mezzanine Advisors II LP, Blackstone Strategic Capital Advisors LLC, Blackstone Treasury Solutions Advisors LLC, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors LLC, GSO Capital Advisors LLC, Blackstone Mezzanine Advisors LP, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors III LP, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors International LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC (Broker), DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc., aPriori Capital Partners LP, Blackstone Distressed Securities Advisors LP, Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, The Second Stage Theatre, Inc., Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies II LP, Credit Suisse First Boston USA, Inc.

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