Biography

Kristen Eshak Weldon
Senior Managing Director, The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP
100 Women in Hedge Funds London Board Chair
Kristen Eshak Weldon is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of London for the Hedge Fund Solutions Group (BAAM) at Blackstone. Ms. Weldon is Head of the Commodity Strategy and involved in portfolio management as well as manager evaluation, selection and monitoring. Before joining Blackstone in 2004, Ms. Weldon worked at J.P. Morgan, initially in the Derivatives Structuring and Origination group, focusing on interest rate derivative strategies. She then worked on the Commodity Derivatives team where she was responsible for marketing and structuring commodity products across the metal and energy sectors. Ms. Weldon received a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.