Byron Wien was named vice chairman of Blackstone Advisory Services, a new position, said Peter Rose, spokesman.
Mr. Wien will analyze economic, social and political trends for the private equity firm and its clients. He was chief investment strategist of Pequot Capital. The hedge fund announced it was closing in May.
In addition to his Blackstone post, Mr. Wien is a supervisory director of George Soros’ Quantum Funds and a member of the investment committees of Lincoln Center, the Pritzker Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.