David Ainsworth is a Principal at The Blackstone Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Ainsworth has focused his efforts on business development and investor relations for Blackstone’s private and public funds, with a primary focus on the private wealth channel in the Southwest. Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Ainsworth worked as an Alternative Investments specialist at Morgan Stanley, where he ran the Southwest region. Prior to Morgan Stanley he worked as a Portfolio Manager for Private Investors at BlackRock, where he tailored sophisticated, customized investment solutions for high-net-worth individuals and institutions. Mr. Ainsworth also previously was Director of Research and Marketing at Capital Institutional Services, where he developed and managed new strategic product initiatives and sales efforts for an institutional brokerage firm. Mr. Ainsworth began his career in finance at GoodWorth Holdings, where has was Vice President of business development and investor relations for a long -short equity hedge fund manager. Mr. Ainsworth received a BA from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU, where graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.