NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest manager of alternative assets, on Thursday posted third-quarter economic net income (ENI) per unit of 76 cents, slightly ahead of analysts' expectations.
The mean forecast was for 74 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. A year earlier, Blackstone reported ENI per share of 68 cents.
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Reporting by Joshua Franklin in New York; Editing by Bernadette Baum