Andrew Dowler is a Managing Director in the Public Affairs Group. He is involved in Blackstone’s external relations activities including media and government relations, focusing on the UK and Europe. Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Dowler was a Partner of Finsbury, the UK’s leading financial and corporate communications consultancy. His clients at Finsbury included Blackstone and, over the last 20 years as a communications consultant, he has specialized in working for alternative asset management companies. He also played a major role on many of the most high-profile mergers and acquisitions (hostile and agreed), re-financings and restructurings of the European market since deregulation in the 1980s. Prior to moving into public affairs, Mr. Dowler worked in politics as a researcher and speechwriter. Mr. Dowler has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Politics from the University of Southampton.