Byron Wien Obituary – Cause of Death: Investor, vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners Byron Wien dies at 90.
Investor and vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Partners, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, Byron Wien died on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at the age of 90, Blackstone announced.
Byron Wien was born on February 14, 1933. In 2001, he retired after 21 years as Chief (later Senior) U.S. Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley, but retained an advisory position with the company as senior investment strategist.
In 1995, Wien co-authored a book with George Soros on the legendary investor’s life and philosophy, Soros on Soros – Staying Ahead of the Curve.
In 2006, Wien was named by New York Magazine as one of the sixteen most influential people in Wall Street. The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) presented Wien with a lifetime achievement award in 2008.
Wien was a 1950 graduate of Nicholas Senn High School in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. He received an AB with honors from Harvard College, where he was on the staff of The Harvard Crimson. He later graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School. He was on the Investment Advisory Committee of The Open Society Foundation, and a member of the Investment Committees of Lincoln Center and The Pritzker Foundation. He was a trustee of the New York Historical Society and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the JPB Foundation.