Daniel H. Smith Daniel H. Smith Senior Managing Director GSO / Blackstone Daniel Smith is the Group Head of GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management and is a member of its Investment Committee. Before joining GSO Capital in 2005, Mr. Smith was Managing Partner and Co-head of RBC Capital Market’s Alternative Investments Unit at Royal Bank of Canada in New York. Mr. Smith joined RBC in 2001 from Indosuez Capital, a division of Crédit Agricole Indosuez, where he was a Co-Head and Managing Director overseeing the firm’s debt investments business and merchant banking activities. He began his career in investment management in 1987 at Van Kampen American Capital where he focused on below investment grade corporate debt. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.