Rising Stars age 35 and under on Wall Street

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Introducing the Rising Stars on Wall Street age 35 and under.

We scoured our contacts for ideas about whom we should include, receiving recommendations from bosses, colleagues, recruiters, and others working in the finance industry. The editors made final decisions.

We've included people with a variety of roles and experiences, from companies including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, New York Stock Exchange, BlackRock, and Bridgewater.

We came across many talented people, and this list is by no means comprehensive. To be eligible, we asked that nominees be based in or around New York City, be 35 or under, and be distinguished in some way from the pack.

Following are Business Insider's list of the top young Wall Streeters.


Eric Evans, 26, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers

Eric Evans, 26, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers

Eric Evans.Business Insider

Evans, 26, is head of research and an investment analyst at Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers, a hedge-fund firm in New York that manages more than $1.8 billion.

Evans was appointed head of research at age 25, in April 2016. His responsibilities include leading process enhancement and the cost-management effort at the firm. That includes figuring out how to make the investment teams work more efficiently and developing tools that help the firm monitor skills and behavioral biases.

Evans also manages relationships with more than 100 counterparties that work with Weiss.

As an investment analyst, Evans focuses on investing in energy stocks and derivatives, one of several sectors Weiss invests in. Evans got his start at the firm as a summer intern ahead of his senior year of college at the University of Florida. He worked at Citi as an analyst in leveraged finance before moving back to Weiss.

A Miami native, Evans holds a bachelor's and master's in finance from the University of Florida, which he completed in four years.

Fahmi Quadir, 27, Safkhet Capital

Fahmi Quadir, 27, Safkhet Capital

Fahmi Quadir.Business Insider

Quadir, 27, is launching a short-selling-focused hedge fund, Safkhet Capital. The fund, which is targeting a $200 million soft close for next year, will focus on betting against fraudulent companies.

Quadir previously worked at Deallus Consulting, where she did investigative work for pharmaceutical clients. One of the companies she came across was Valeant Pharmaceuticals, which became valuable when she moved to hedge fund Krensavage Asset Management as an analyst. There, she initiated a short position on Valeant in June 2015 and continued to press as her conviction increased, leading to major gains for the fund as the stock plummeted.

Quadir holds a bachelor's degree in math and biology from Harvey Mudd College.

Jesse Reinherz, 27, Millennium Management

Jesse Reinherz, 27, Millennium Management

Jesse ReinherzBusiness Insider

Reinherz, 27, is a stock-focused portfolio manager at Millennium Management, a $35 billion New York hedge-fund firm. He focuses on consumer and tech investing.

Reinherz joined Millennium earlier this year and is one of the youngest portfolio managers in the firm's history. He previously was a senior investment analyst at Moore Capital and worked on the sell side at Stifel, where he covered the beverage sector.

He holds a bachelor's in economics and math from Boston University.

Stan Feldman, 28, IEX

Stan Feldman, 28, IEX

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At 28, Feldman is the youngest cofounder of IEX, the upstart exchange made famous in Michael Lewis' hit "Flash Boys."

As head of the exchange's business-analytics team, Feldman's trading analysis helps guide the exchange's strategic decisions. Before joining IEX in 2012, Feldman was an analyst on RBC Capital Markets' US equities electronic-trading team.

He was also an intern a Nasdaq, a rival of IEX, during the summer of 2009, according to his LinkedIn. Feldman graduated from New York University with a degree in finance, marketing, and mathematics.

Josh Koren, 29, Kavi Asset Management

Josh Koren, 29, Kavi Asset Management

Josh Koren.Business Insider

Koren, 29, oversees tech, media, telecom, gaming, and leisure equity investments for Kavi Asset Management, a hedge fund in New York. He was promoted to managing director and partner at the firm after one year on the job.

Kavi, which manages about $200 million and was seeded by Blackstone, is up about 20% this year after fees in its flagship fund, according to people familiar with the firm.

Koren previously worked as an analyst at JAT Capital under John Thaler and as a senior analyst at Caxton Associates.

He holds a bachelor's in finance from Penn State University, according to his LinkedIn.

Olivia Kelly, 29, OpenDoor

Olivia Kelly, 29, OpenDoor

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Kelly, a native of Syracuse, is the VP of market support at OpenDoor, a platform for off-the-run US Treasuries and TIPS.

The 29-year-old has spent more than six years working in fixed-income in electronic trading and brokering.

Today she leads a team of six and is responsible for bringing on new clients. Kelly also helped build a new TIPS trading platform, used by nearly a third of OpenDoor's clients.

OpenDoor, which launched in April, raised $10 million from private investors in June.

Vlad Khandros, 29, UBS

Vlad Khandros, 29, UBS

Vlad Khandros, left, managing director at UBS.Business Insider

Khandros, 29, can be best thought of as UBS' king of liquidity. As the global head of market structure and liquidity strategy, the Ukraine native wears many hats, leading three global teams based in London, New York, and Hong Kong.

Through research and technology, Khandros helps clients handle their order flows and understand the complexity of the markets.

Khandros got his start at the bank six years ago. He came from Liquidnet, a financial-services firm, in 2011, where he left as global cohead of corporate strategy.

Khandros studied economics and political science at Rutgers University.

UBS has a strong equities business, ranking in the top six globally for the first half of 2017, according to data from Coalition. It generated $1.9 billion in equities revenues in the first half, up slightly from the same period a year earlier.

Pranay Oberoi, 29, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Pranay Oberoi, 29, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Oberoi, 29, is a director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in global equities distribution where he covers some of the bank's largest hedge-fund clients. At 28, he was one of the youngest in his class of directors.

The India native was hired by BAML in 2015, coming from Deutsche Bank where he started his career. Oberoi grew up in Florida and graduated with a degree from the University of Miami. He spent time in India working in M&A before moving to New York in 2010.

Bank of America ranked a joint third in cash equities revenues globally in the first half, according to data from Coalition.

Katherine Chan, 30, Millennium Management

Katherine Chan, 30, Millennium Management

Katherine Chan.Business Insider

Chan, 30, is a portfolio manager at Millennium Management, a $35 billion hedge-fund firm.

Chan is a generalist with a broad remit, since she can invest across the capital structure in both equity and debt.

In 2010, Chan launched a group to help young women in finance network together. The group, called NextGen, operates within 100 Women in Finance, a women's network.

Chan grew up in Rego Park, an immigrant community in Queens, and studied linguistics at Harvard. She was part of the first generation of her family to go to college. Chan is on the board of Bottom Line, a national nonprofit that works with underprivileged students to improve graduation rates and career success.

She started at Millennium this year and has several years of experience. She previously worked at Evanston, Illinois-based Magnetar, and helped launch Anandar Capital, a New York-based event-driven hedge fund.

Moran Forman, 30, Goldman Sachs

Moran Forman, 30, Goldman Sachs

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Forman covers one of the most important books of business in Goldman Sachs' equities unit. The 30-year-old runs the developed markets index desk, trading the S&P 500 options book for the firm.

Forman's clients are some of the biggest asset managers and macro hedge funds in the world. As such, her desk executes billions of dollars of trades every day.

In the first half of 2017, Goldman's equity derivatives business was ranked joint third globally, according to data from Coalition.

Forman got her start on the Street while she was a student at Columbia University in New York. She completed a sophomore year and junior year internship at JPMorgan in 2007 and 2008. She started as an assistant trader in 2009. Ultimately, she moved over to Goldman in 2012 when the firm had an opening on the desk.

Forman traded the Russell and Nasdaq book for a while. She moved over to the S&P book after Leland Hensch retired two years later in 2016.

Razzy Ghomeshi, 30, RBC Capital Markets

Razzy Ghomeshi, 30, RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets

Ghomeshi is RBC Capital Markets' head of investment grade trading in the US. The 30-year-old has made a name for himself during his short career on the Street, having been recognized three times as one of the "Most Helpful Traders" in investment-grade credit, according to Greenwich Associates.

Ghomeshi, who is of Iranian decent, began his career at RBC out of college. He started in investment-grade credit, and after a year and a half he got his own trading book. Soon after, he was promoted to run the investment-grade trading book, normally the biggest and most actively traded at the firm.

He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009 with a degree in finance, international business, and marketing.

Charanya Rangamannar, 30, Willett Advisors

Charanya Rangamannar, 30, Willett Advisors

Charanya Rangamannar.Business Insider

Rangamannar, 30, runs natural-resources investments at Willett Advisors, which manages philanthropic assets of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, including the assets of Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Rangamannar manages the energy portfolio, including both public and private investments in oil, gas, power, and energy infrastructure.

She previously was a senior associate in the natural-resources private-equity division of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, where she and her team invested more than $4 billion. She was also previously a generalist analyst in DLJ Merchant Banking’s private-equity team and an analyst in the Credit Suisse energy investment-banking group.

She holds a bachelor's in economics from Barnard College and an MBA from Wharton Business School.

Glenn Silverstein, 30, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Glenn Silverstein, 30, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Silverstein is a top performer in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s equity capital markets unit, sourcing 15 deals this year across the healthcare sector that pulled in more than $27.5 million in fees for the firm.

The George Washington University grad joined BAML in 2013 after several years at RBS. Silverstein, a vice president, focuses on leading originations for high-growth healthcare companies to fund product development and commercialization. He’s part of a healthcare team that has sourced equity for biotech firms like: Bluebird Bio ($400 million follow-on) — a cancer immunotherapy company that rivals Kite Pharma — and gene therapy firms Audentes (a $75 million IPO) and Regenx (a $139 million IPO).

Kelly Wang, 30, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Kelly Wang, 30, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Kelly Wang

Wang, a native of Shanghai, is the vice president of rates and currencies origination at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

The 30-year-old started her career at Barclays as an intern in 2008. She moved to the US to get an advanced degree at Carnegie Mellon where she studied financial engineering, after which she worked at Citigroup. During her time at the bank she developed mostly quantitative skills, coding, and building pricing models.

She joined Bank of America in 2014. Today, she has a much more client-facing role. Wang travels frequently as VP, helping multinational corporate clients develop foreign-exchange and interest-rate risk-management solutions.

BAML's FICC business is ranked third for the first half of 2017, according to data from Coalition.

James Winslow, 30, BlackRock

James Winslow, 30, BlackRock

James Winslow.BlackRock

Winslow, 30, is a vice president working at BlackRock's iShares US Fixed Income team in New York.

Winslow is responsible for growing ETF usage with institutional fixed-income investors, a hot market that BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, has said it plans to expand into.

Winslow started at BlackRock in 2009 as an analyst in the firm's global cash-management business.

He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and earned his undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph's University.

Moritz Baier, 31, Goldman Sachs

Moritz Baier, 31, Goldman Sachs

Moritz Baier

While a teenager in Germany, Baier was earning thousands of euros dominating millions of competitors in the popular computer game "Diablo II" (yes, he skipped classes; no, the parents of the first-generation high-school graduate didn’t mind). He used some of his winnings to pay for business school at Stanford, and today he’s a senior associate in Goldman Sachs' burgeoning technology investment-banking business, where he helped build and co-leads the digital gaming and e-sports practice.

Along the way, Baier has worked for and advised some of the world’s most influential people. At Stanford, he was a teaching assistant for Condoleezza Rice. In nearly seven years at IBM (18 countries and five continents), he advised CEO Ginni Rometty and other top executives. Since joining Goldman in 2015, he's advised high-profile companies like IBM and Dell — which includes the largest tech buyout of all time: Dell’s $67 billion acquisition of IT titan EMC.

Brian Barr, 31, Wolfson Family office

Brian Barr, 31, Wolfson Family office

Brian Barr.Business Insider

Barr, 31, oversees hedge-fund investments for the Wolfson Family Office, a multibillion-dollar private investment firm that allocates most of its profits to charities.

Barr, who has spent the past six and a half years at the firm, focuses mostly on long-short equity funds, but also oversees funds with quantitative and distressed-debt strategies. He can often be seen at ideas dinners, pitching his own stock ideas.

Raised by a single mother in Louisville, Kentucky, he holds a bachelor's in economics with an emphasis in forensic accounting from UC Santa Barbara.

Steve Fenty, 31, State Street Global Markets

Steve Fenty, 31, State Street Global Markets

Steve Fenty.State Street

Fenty, 31, leads the portfolio-solutions strategy team at State Street Global Markets as a managing director. State Street Global Markets is the investment research and trading arm of State Street Corp., which manages $2.6 trillion.

The Boston group, which he has been overseeing since his mid-20s, implements trading and risk-management strategies for some of the world's largest institutions and asset owners.

Christine Ferris, 31, JPMorgan Chase

Christine Ferris, 31, JPMorgan Chase

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Ferris is the global cohead of the CLO primary business at JPMorgan Chase, where as executive director she oversees a team of 15 that has completed more than 50 transactions this year totaling $24.2 billion of capital raised to purchase leveraged loans.

Ferris joined the country’s largest bank in 2007 after graduating from Yale with a degree in psychology. She ascended the ranks at JPMorgan in sales and trading, initially focusing on structured credit sales. She was named global head of CLO syndicate in 2013 and promoted to cohead of the primary business in 2016.

Matthew Franklin-Lyons, 31, JPMorgan

Matthew Franklin-Lyons, 31, JPMorgan

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Franklin-Lyons, a 31-year-old executive director at JPMorgan, sits on the rates-options trading desk at JPMorgan, according to his LinkedIn.

He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, joining JPMorgan that year. The bank is the dominant player in G10 rates, ranking No. 1 by revenues, according to data from Coalition.

Robert Kalsow-Ramos, 31, Apollo Global

Robert Kalsow-Ramos, 31, Apollo Global

Apollo

Kalsow-Ramos started out in investment banking at Morgan Stanley covering transportation, but he was recruited away to the world of private equity by Apollo Global after only a two-year spell.

A graduate of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, he has quickly ascended to the role of principal at the now $232 billion asset manager, developing a specialty for business, technology, and financial-services deals. That includes a key role on the firm’s carve out of Puerto Rican payment processor Evertec — which resulted in a $730 million profit and a 5x return on invested capital — and also worked on the $4 billion restructuring of chemicals maker Momentive Performance Materials. In May, he played a lead role on the $5.1 billion leveraged buyout of technology services company West Corp. He sits on the board of three portfolio companies.

Zach Kurz, 31, PointState

Zach Kurz, 31, PointState

Zach Kurz.Business Insider

Kurz, 31, is a partner and portfolio manager at PointState Capital, a $10 billion hedge fund founded by Zach Schreiber.

For the past five years, he has been central to the macro-investing effort at the fund, helping form the firm's market and asset-class views. He also manages a portfolio that feeds into the firm's flagship fund.

Kurz grew up in Manhattan and had a strong interest in applied math and economics. He started his career in M&A at Morgan Stanley, worked at Duquesne Capital, Stanley Druckenmiller's firm, before starting at PointState in 2011.

He holds a degree in operations research and financial engineering from Princeton University.

Reed Rayman, 31, Apollo Global

Reed Rayman, 31, Apollo Global

Apollo Global

Rayman was cruising at Goldman Sachs. After a couple of years working on deals as an investment-banking analyst in the industrial group, the Harvard grad joined the firm’s on-balance-sheet hedge fund in 2010. It couldn’t have been worse timing. Months later, the Volcker Rule passed, banning the group’s existence, and it was subsequently wound down.

No matter. Shortly after, Rayman caught on at private-equity shop Apollo Global, helping start the firm's brand-new Hong Kong office a couple of years after arriving. Since moving back stateside, Rayman, now a principal, has worked on some of Apollo’s largest deals. That includes playing a key role in its $15 billion acquisition of security firm ADT in 2016 — the largest equity check in Apollo's history. In addition to sourcing and running deals, he sits on the board of six portfolio companies, including seats with ADT, RedBox, and CareerBuilder.

Charles Thomas, 31, Vanguard

Charles Thomas, 31, Vanguard

Charles ThomasCourtesy of Vanguard

Thomas, 31, is head of Vanguard US ETF Capital Markets, leading a team of six investment staffers overseeing the trading ecosystem for Vanguard's US-listed exchange-traded fund business, including 70 products with over $700 billion in assets.

The Capital Markets team ensures that Vanguard ETFs have active and liquid markets by monitoring secondary-market conditions, interacting with market makers, collaborating on product management, and working to inform clients and the investing public about ETF trading.

Previously, Thomas was a member of Vanguard's Investment Strategy Group, focusing on macroeconomic analysis, asset pricing, and currency research.

A native of Malvern, Pennsylvania, where Vanguard is based, Thomas earned his bachelor's in economics from the University of Virginia. He also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.

Ryan Israel, 32, Pershing Square

Ryan Israel, 32, Pershing Square

Ryan Israel.Pershing Square

Israel, 32, is a partner at Pershing Square, Bill Ackman's activist fund, which manages about $10 billion.

Israel has led investments in Restaurant Brands International (QSR), which has multiplied from about $14.50 per share in mid-2012 (then, as Burger King) to about $64 a share in 2017.

Israel was also the lead analyst on Pershing Square's investments in Hilton Worldwide, which the firm exited earlier this year, and Platform Specialty Products, where he has been a board member since 2013.

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, he studied at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2007. He previously worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs before joining Pershing Square in 2009.

Dirk Jeschke, 32, formerly of Tudor

Dirk Jeschke, 32, formerly of Tudor

Dirk Jeschke.Business Insider

Jeschke, a former portfolio manager at Paul Tudor Jones' hedge-fund firm, is prepping a hedge fund in London for early next year.

Jeschke, 32, is planning a macro fund that will, among other things, emphasize medium- to long-term systematic macro strategies. He plans to launch the fund in the first or second quarter of next year.

Jeschke was a portfolio manager at Greenwich, Connecticut-based Tudor Investment Corp. from 2015 through May of this year, focusing on a multi-asset-class macro strategy.

Before that, he worked at Pimco and at Morgan Stanley.

Aarti Kapoor, 32, Moelis & Co.

Aarti Kapoor, 32, Moelis & Co.

Aarti Kapoor

Sometimes you stumble into a great business idea that’s staring you in the face. Kapoor cycled into hers.

While a junior investment banker at Moelis, which she joined in 2009 after working as an analyst at Citi, the fitness enthusiast kept in shape by spinning at Flywheel Sports in Flatiron. As empty classrooms started to fill up, she knew the business and others like it were primed to take off — and they’d likely need some investment-banking advice.

Kapoor pitched her bosses on initiating coverage on high-growth health, wellness, and lifestyle brands, and soon the junior banker was bringing in deals, orchestrating strategic investments in companies like Flywheel, Barry’s Bootcamp, and Vega, a plant-based sports supplement maker that sold for $550 million. Kapoor, now a senior vice president, continues to run Moelis’ health, wellness, and lifestyle business, which she’s credited with founding.

Karen Karniol-Tambour, 32, Bridgewater Associates

Karen Karniol-Tambour, 32, Bridgewater Associates

Karen Karniol-Tambour.Bridgewater.

Karniol-Tambour, 32, oversees research at Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge-fund firm with $160 billion. She reports directly to one of the chief investment officers, Bob Prince.

In her role, Karniol-Tambour oversees about 100 investment staffers and bond trading at an in-house investment committee.

Early in her career, she became what the firm calls an "idea generator," where she oversaw her own research. She was the most junior person to get that title.

She drove the research behind Bridgewater's Optimal portfolio, a relatively new fund, which started as a research project.

Karniol-Tambour spends much of her time researching economies and markets, including fixed income, interest rates, and stock indices.

She was recruited to Bridgewater eleven years ago out of Princeton, where she studied public and international affairs. She is originally from Netanya, Israel.

Amanda Meatto, 32, Tradeweb

Amanda Meatto, 32, Tradeweb

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Meatto, 32, is the head of sales and relationship management and a managing director at Tradeweb Direct. Tradeweb Direct is the retail fixed-income division of Tradeweb Markets, a provider of marketplaces for fixed-income, exchange-traded funds, and derivatives.

Today, Meatto leads two sales teams that support Tradeweb’s retail business, one of the firm’s major business areas, serving more than 80,000 clients.

Meatto was previously head of fixed-income sales at MTS Markets International, where she played a role in building the firm's US office.

She held a number of roles at ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, most recently serving as head of US credit e-trading, managing a swap-execution facility.

Meatto holds a degree in marketing from Rutgers University.

Samuel Sandford, 32, Greenhill & Co.

Samuel Sandford, 32, Greenhill & Co.

Greenhill

Sandford cut his teeth in finance with EY in London. The chartered accountant and UK native started in 2007 advising on corporate-finance transactions, and when the global financial crisis hit he helped advise the UK treasury department’s financial-stability team.

Sandford jumped to Greenhill in 2010, focusing on the glut of postcrisis restructuring before switching to M&A advisory. He moved to the boutique’s New York City office in 2014, helping executing deals as a generalist initially before developing a focus on sourcing consumer-sector clients, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions. Now a vice president, he’s worked on more than $10 billion worth of deals since joining Greenhill, including a lead role in 2016 advising the founders of London art publisher and event organizer Frieze on a strategic investment from sports and entertainment behemoth WME-IMG — which included negotiations with infamous Hollywood super agent and WME-IMG co-CEO Ari Emanuel.

Josh Brodie, 33, Caxton Associates

Josh Brodie, 33, Caxton Associates

Josh Brodie.Courtesy of Josh Brodie, via Justin Lane for Brian Dorsey Studios.

Brodie, 33, has been a portfolio manager at Caxton Associates, a global macro hedge fund, for the past year and a half. As a fixed-income portfolio manager, he focuses on interest rates and foreign exchange.

He previously worked at Alphadyne Asset Management, where he was a portfolio manager, and was also a partner and portfolio manager at Arcem Capital.

A native of New York, he majored in math at Princeton University and minored in finance and applied and computational mathematics.

Caxton managed $8 billion at the start of the year, according to the HFI Billion Dollar Club ranking.

Alexandre Chenesseau, 33, Lazard

Alexandre Chenesseau, 33, Lazard

Alexandre Chenesseau

Chenesseau is a rising star as a vice president in Lazard's technology, media, and telecom investment-banking practice in New York, though his career has taken him across the globe.

Before Lazard, Chenesseau — who was educated in France and the US — spent several years consulting in Singapore and one year as a financial controller for Danone's beverage division in Shanghai. He was hired in Lazard's Paris office in 2009, focusing on equity capital markets for two years before departing to help build out the firm's operation in Beijing.

As Chinese conglomerates continued to flourish and binge on M&A abroad, the French-American took his expertise to Lazard's New York office in 2016, focusing on Chinese cross-border transactions. He's since advised high-profile clients like Seaworld Entertainment — Chinese investors bought Blackstone's remaining 21% stake in the firm this year — and is part of a team that advised on the $34 billion merger of Centurylink and Level 3 Communications last year.

James Griffiths, 33, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

James Griffiths, 33, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Griffiths is a key player in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s industrial investment-banking practice, working with some of the unit's largest clients to help raise debt and equity financing as well as advise on M&A. BAML's industrials unit advised fertilizer giant Potash on its $36 billion merger with Agrium, which was announced in 2016 and is expected to close in by the end of 2017.

Griffiths, now a vice president, has ascended to a high level as a relative newcomer to investment banking. The UK native started out in consulting with Accenture in London, where for four years he advised clients — including the London Stock Exchange — primarily on financial-regulatory issues. Bank of America was also a client, and the bank hired Griffiths away in 2010 to join a sales team covering fixed-income futures, options, and cleared derivatives clients. He moved to the New York office shortly after, and, in 2013, after developing a deep list of global clients, he transitioned to the investment-banking group.

Justin Hall, 33, Blackstone

Justin Hall, 33, Blackstone

Blackstone

Hall has worked in Blackstone's giant private credit business for nearly his entire career. The Cornell grad — he studied information science and was initially leaning toward tech startups — spent a year in leveraged finance at Merrill Lynch before hopping to GSO in 2007. The small firm, with roughly $10 billion in assets in that era, was bought by Blackstone in 2008 and has since soared to $95 billion in assets under management.

Hall, now a managing director, has been there the entire way, sourcing private debt and equity investments across industries for one the world’s largest mezzanine funds and direct-lending platforms.

Bari Spielfogel, 33, UBS

Bari Spielfogel, 33, UBS

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Spielfogel, a Long Island native, has been with UBS her entire career.

The University of Pennsylvania alumna started at the firm immediately after graduation in 2007 in the firm's fixed-income trading program.

For three years she was part of a team that led the firm's unwinding of its legacy unit proprietary trading desk.

Today, the 33-year-old has her own book trading TIPS, and is regarded by peers as "best in class."

Katie Keenan, 33, Blackstone

Katie Keenan, 33, Blackstone

Blackstone

Keenan is a managing director for one of the world’s largest landlords, working in the real-estate debt strategies group that now holds $15 billion in assets. A magnet for complex transactions, she was part of a team that secured Blackstone’s $23 billion purchase of GE’s real-estate portfolio in 2015. She spearheads the groups Boston and Washington, DC, coverage and leads a team that completed over 15 transactions worth some $2.75 billion in the past year.

After graduating from Harvard — she has a liberal-arts-tinged perspective thanks to years working at the student newspaper and a degree in history, rather than finance — Keenan spent two years in real-estate investment banking at Lehman Brothers before it was swallowed by the financial crisis. She did stints at two smaller investment shops and then joined Blackstone in 2012. She was promoted to managing director at the beginning of 2016.

Andrew Komery, 33, D.E. Shaw

Andrew Komery, 33, D.E. Shaw

Andrew Komery.D.E. Shaw

Komery, 33, is a portfolio manager and senior vice president at D.E. Shaw focusing on technology stocks within the firm's long-short equities strategy, one of the firm's largest strategies.

He has worked under Edwin Jager, who now heads the long-short equity division at the firm. After Jager was promoted, D.E. Shaw carved out a tech portfolio in 2015 for Komery, an unusual move for the firm.

Komery joined D.E. Shaw in 2011 after working as a lead analyst for the tech sector in the long-short equities division of Perry Capital. Before that, he worked as an analyst in the technology group at Morgan Stanley.

He holds a bachelor's from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused on finance.

Matthew Luzzetti, 33, Deutsche Bank

Matthew Luzzetti, 33, Deutsche Bank

Matthew Luzzetti

Luzzetti can name all 12 regional Fed presidents off the cuff.

The 33-year-old joined Deutsche Bank's research team in 2012, focusing on the US economy and the Federal Reserve after holding positions at both the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the US Treasury.

In recent years, his research has contributed to papers at the annual high-profile US Monetary Policy Forum, which brings together Fed officials, academics, and Street economists, and he has become a path-breaking economist covering the Fed and the US economy.

After three years at the bank, he moved to London in 2015 to work closely with the global head of research and global chief economist. He returned to the US just a few weeks before Brexit to cover the US economy and the Fed.

The role has taken on more responsibilities since 2016. A little over a year ago Luzzetti was promoted to the role of senior economist.

He holds a bachelor of science from Villanova and a doctorate in economics from UCLA.

Jay Rubenstein, 33, Morgan Stanley

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