Christopher (“Chris”) Blunt is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Insurance Solutions. Mr. Blunt is involved with delivering customized investment grade and alternative investment solutions to insurance companies worldwide.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Blunt worked at New York Life (NYL) as President of their $500 billion Investments Group. Prior to that role, Mr. Blunt served as Co-President of the Insurance and Agency Group of New York Life, which encompassed the company’s U.S. Life Operations, Seguros Monterrey New York Life Mexico and AARP Operations. Prior to joining New York Life, Mr. Blunt was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Giving Capital, Inc., a wealth management solutions provider serving the financial institutions marketplace. Mr. Blunt previously spent 14 years in a variety of senior marketing and distribution roles in the investment management industry. Mr. Blunt was the Chief Marketing Officer -Americas for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and President of Mercury Funds Distributors. Before working with Merrill Lynch, Mr. Blunt was a Managing Director with Goldman Sachs & Co., as well as the National Sales Manager for Goldman Sachs Funds.
Mr. Blunt received a BA in History from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of Business. Mr. Blunt is the Chairman of the Board of the YMCA of Greater NY and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Literature Science and the Arts at The University of Michigan.