Trump picks Wall Street leaders for advisory council Schwarzman, Dimon and Fink among CEOs chosen to offer business perspective on policy

Donald Trump has named Stephen Schwarzman, chief executive of Blackstone, as chairman of a new council of strategic advisers, capping a week that has seen Wall Street veterans installed at the heart of the incoming US administration.

The president’s strategic and policy forum, which will meet for the first time in February, also includes JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon and Larry Fink, founder of BlackRock, among other business leaders.

The group is meant to provide the new president with a business perspective on economic growth, job creation and productivity, according to a statement from the transition team on Friday.

Other high-profile business leaders on the 16-person forum include Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors; Ginni Rometty, chief executive of IBM; and the former chief executive of General Electric, Jack Welch.

https://www.ft.com/content/6b48cb18-b8ae-11e6-ba85-95d1533d9a62

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