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Blackstone Poaches From Goldman Again With Craig Russell Hire

  • Russell is exiting following shake-up in asset management unit
  • Executive was given new strategy role at the unit in January

Blackstone Inc. is raiding Goldman Sachs Group Inc. -- again. 

Craig Russell, a Goldman partner and vice chairman of its asset management unit, is leaving to join the private equity giant, according to people familiar with the matter. He’s exiting two months after being tapped by the heads of the unit to work on strategic initiatives and to deepen ties with key clients.