Blackstone Looks Like the Next Big Split

Should Blackstone join the fall trend and split off its slow-growing financial advisory division? 
Smaller could be better.

This fall's big corporate trend is to split fast-growing businesses from those that are advancing more slowly. Witness eBay spinning off PayPal, Symantec breaking off its slower-growth storage business, and Hewlett-Packard splitting into a hardware company and an enterprise software business. (In H-P's case, to be honest, it's difficult to characterize either of those pieces as "fast growth.")

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