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The GSO Quarterly Credit Brief: Catching Up on Global Markets with Joe Zidle

Joe Zidle, Blackstone’s Chief Investment Strategist, joins GSO President Dwight Scott for a discussion on the outlook for global growth and monetary policy, as well as late-cycle fears in the credit markets.

In this episode, Dwight Scott sits down with Joe Zidle, Blackstone’s Chief Investment Strategist, to exchange views on the state of the markets and the economy. Joe discusses the durability of the current economic expansion, the continuation of dovish central bank policy, and increasing headwinds to earnings growth. Dwight then shares his perspectives on the implications of this backdrop for credit investors. He also weighs in on recent debate about leveraged loans, arguing that these investments remain compelling defensive opportunities.

Joe Zidle is a Managing Director at Blackstone and the Chief Investment Strategist in the firm’s Private Wealth Solutions group.

Dwight Scott is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and President of GSO Capital Partners. He oversees the day-to-day management of GSO and sits on the investment committees for GSO’s energy funds, mezzanine funds and rescue lending funds.


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