MFM Woos Wien As Conference Keynoter


NEW YORK — The Vice Chairman of Blackstone’s Private Wealth Solutions Group has agreed to deliver the opening keynote presentation concerning economic trends at Media Outlook 2019, set for the morning of September 12 in midtown Manhattan.

The event, offered by Media Financial Management Association (MFM), will see Byron Wien serve as the opening keynoter. It begins at 7:30am and concludes at noon at the offices of Lowenstein Sandler, located at 1251 Avenue of the Americas.

The educational event will also include a presentation on consumer content consumption trends, a session addressing #MeToo and other employment law issues, and a discussion of the implications of blockchain technology.

Mary M. Collins, President & CEO of MFM and BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, cited Wien for his ability to analyze the impact economic, social, and political trends will have upon financial markets. “Byron’s insights will help our seminar attendees understand developments that are most likely to influence their companies’ market capitalizations as well as spending on media advertising and subscriptions,” she said.

At Blackstone, Wien acts as a senior adviser to both the firm and its clients in analyzing economic, social and political trends to assess the direction of financial markets and thus help guide investment and strategic decisions. Prior to joining Blackstone, Wien was Chief Investment Strategist for Pequot Capital. Before that, he served for 21 years as Chief (later Senior) U.S. Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley.

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.” From 1998 through the mid-2000s, Wien was considered one of the nation’s top analysts and strategists, thanks to his market calls.