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Blackstone Mutual Fund Loses Half Of Its Assets


Clients withdrew $585.5M from a Blackstone mutual fund, leaving it with $631.2M in assets—a big dip from February's $1.2B.

The decline largely comes from a redemption by Fidelity Investments, which slashed a good portion of the $1B stake it had put in the fund in 2013.

The Blackstone fund has returned an annualized 3% since it started, compared to a 9.8% return for the broader market, although its 4% return last year outdid most of its peers, Bloomberg reports.

These types of funds have been struggling among Blackstone's peers recently, with Carlyle closing a pair of mutual funds last year, after KKR shut down two of their own in 2014. [Bloomberg]