Mentorship Session with Corey Amon, New Jersey State Investment Council and David Blitzer, Blackstone






This event is part of YJP's Mentorship Initiative.

Please join in on a conversation with Corey Amon, Director & CIO of New Jersey Division of Investment, and David Blitzer, Global Head of Tactical Opportunities at Blackstone.

About NJ Division of Investment:

New Jersey State Investment Council appointed Blackstone Group to manage a separate account to invest across several asset classes and geographies. The account was set up in 2011 with $750 million in committed capital, in 2015 the Division made additional commitments bringing the revised Tactical Opportunities commitment to $1 billion, with an aggregate cap of $1.25 billion, which can be allocated among the private equity, real asset, and real estate portfolios.

March 11th, 5:30PM-6:15PM

For questions about the event or membership please reach out to:

This event is complimentary for:
Virtual Members
Professional level members in the finance division.
Young Leadership members and above levels.

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Corey Amon
Director & CIO at New Jersey Division of Investment

Mr. Amon is the Director and Chief Investment Officer for the New Jersey Division of Investment. He joined the Division as the Deputy Director in 2014. Prior to joining the Division of Investment, Mr. Amon was Assistant Treasurer for a Fortune 500 company and served as a fiduciary on the Investment Committee. In this role, Mr. Amon had numerous responsibilities encompassing the entire investment process including asset allocation, manager searches, due diligence and ongoing performance evaluation, as well as regulatory and guideline monitoring and compliance for defined benefit and defined contribution plans.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Amon spent more than sixteen years at Taplin, Canida & Habacht (TCH), a registered investment advisory firm and a subsidiary of BMO Global Asset Management specializing in institutional portfolio management. Mr. Amon held numerous roles at TCH, most recently as Portfolio Manager and Director of Research. In that capacity, Mr. Amon was part of the portfolio management team responsible for public pension fund portfolios, including numerous state funds. Mr. Amon also established the research department with responsibilities encompassing all aspects of management and investment decision-making. Mr. Amon also served as Head Trader and was responsible for executing all trades including the establishment of policies and procedures to ensure best execution in accordance with the highest fiduciary standards.

Mr. Amon has been a CFA charterholder since 1998 and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Barry University. Mr. Amon resides in Pennington, NJ with his wife and four children.

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David Blitzer
Global Head of Tactical Opportunities at Blackstone

David S. Blitzer is the Global Head of Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities group (Tac Opps), and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is also involved in the Tac Opps Investment Committee. Tac Opps is Blackstone’s opportunistic investment business which invests globally across asset classes and industries and seeks to identify and execute on attractive, differentiated investment opportunities.

Prior to launching Tac Opps, Mr. Blitzer had been involved in the execution of Blackstone investments across a variety of asset classes, including establishing and leading Blackstone’s European private equity business. He joined the firm in 1991.

Mr. Blitzer is based in New York and graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Blitzer currently serves on the Boards of Dream, a youth development organization servicing over 2,200 inner city children, and the Riverdale Country School, the Advisory Board of the Mount Sinai Surgical Department, the Board of Overseers at the Wharton School and the Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania.

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