Top 30 traders under 30

Discussion in 'Prop Firms' started by Don Bright, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. This is only 1 of them (my favorite, LOL).

    30 Under 30
    We polled the world's trading community to come up with the best young talent currently conquering global markets.
    By: Imogen Rose-Smith , A.D. Barber
    Issue: August/September 2005 , Page 70

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    "If I'm having a bad day, you literally have to pull me out of my seat. I don't like to give up."
    The Best Young Traders in the World

    Oh, to be young and a trader.
    Trader Monthly hereby introduces our inaugural "30 Under 30" ranking, profiling some of the fastest-ascending traders working today in a wide range of asset classes and arenas, all 30 years old or younger. We've put our ears to the ground to find out who the trading superstars of tomorrow are. In the process, we found many young traders already making a name for themselves today.
    Some young turks, boasting Ivy League pedigrees, come from a long line of securities-market mavens, while others never even finished college. But all the traders you’re about to meet have one thing in common: tremendous upside potential.
    Not surprisingly, we found candidates in the ever-expanding ranks of the hedge-fund world, but that's not the only hot zone where you'll find young trading talent. From prop desks to the pits, youth is not wasted on this crop, any of whom could be a billionaire by 40 -- or, then again, they could be belly up and bust. But we, for one, are long the prospects of the group you’re about to meet.
    For the full text of this article, including traders' biographies, please see the August/September issue of Trader Monthly magazine.
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    Darren Clifford
    Age: 26
    Firm: PairCo
    City: Kelowna, British Columbia
    Trades: Equity
    When a big time job at a prestigious Wall Street bank didn’t pan out, Darren Clifford, who had just received his master’s degree from Smon Fraser University, was forced to reevaluate his options.
    His timing – it was the summer of 2002 – might have been inauspicious. Tired of waiting for financial services recruiting to pick up post 9/11, Clifford turned to Bright Trading. Training under the Las Vegas – based prop legends Don and Bob Bright, he would eventually cofound his own pairs-trading firm, PairCo, a Bright affiliate. Clifford, along with his partner, Rob Friesen, oversees 40-plus traders. Not being willing to wait for Wall Street to find him has certainly paid off. He will make an estimated $350,000 from trading this year.
    He as also brought his family onboard. His father and brother both of whom had been working in the family’s moving business, are Bright traders. “Even my mom was trading for a while.” Clifford says, though she recently gave it up.
    Ever the good son, Clifford took his parents to Cancun for vacation this year. But his mother wouldn’t necessarily approve of everything this budding entrepreneur does. His out-of-office activities include “scuba diving, skydiving and skiing – anything with a bit of rush to it.”

    All the best to Darren and Rob, good job!!

    Don
     
  2. Don,

    Where do I sign up? I too want to be on that list one day.
     
  3. 0008

    0008

    If prop shop is the way to go, why should people still want to work in Goldman Sach? It is much easier, isn't it?
     
  4. Huh? 99% of daytraders would MUCH rather be on a desk at GS. Those guys get paid unreal amounts of money. I know this one guy, who is 31 and had a 4 million dollar bonus trading there last year. Yeah, I'm sure he works hard for it.. but it beats trying to scalp for pennies.
     
  5. HotTip

    HotTip

    Wait a minute. The guy's gonna make $350k this year and he's considered one of the top 30 under 30? I thought such a "prestigious" list would require a minimum of a few million.

    It's probably similar to the PGA money list -- The top ten make 80% of the money and the rest fight for scraps! :D
     
  6. Not to be a nuissance, but how does a guy know in August that he is going to make $350k for the year. Now, if its based on 2004's returns, then I stand corrected...
     
  7. xbrxx

    xbrxx

    350k? No way would you be on the top 30 under 30. There are a lot of young highly successful traders out there. Don just doesn't ever see them considering the avg age of his traders is 50+.

    xbrxx
     
  8. heavy

    heavy

    I was thinking the 350k was quite low. My first thought was, are times really that bad? (I don't think they are.) But, to be in the "top 30" with only an estimated 350k is sad.
     
  9. speedboy

    speedboy

    Can anyone post the full list?
     

  10. 30 Under 30
    We polled the world's trading community to come up with the best young talent currently conquering global markets.

    By: Imogen Rose-Smith , A.D. Barber
    Issue: August/September 2005 , Page 70

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    "If I'm having a bad day, you literally have to pull me out of my seat. I don't like to give up."
    The Best Young Traders in the World

    Oh, to be young and a trader.

    Trader Monthly hereby introduces our inaugural "30 Under 30" ranking, profiling some of the fastest-ascending traders working today in a wide range of asset classes and arenas, all 30 years old or younger. We've put our ears to the ground to find out who the trading superstars of tomorrow are. In the process, we found many young traders already making a name for themselves today.

    Some young turks, boasting Ivy League pedigrees, come from a long line of securities-market mavens, while others never even finished college. But all the traders you’re about to meet have one thing in common: tremendous upside potential.

    Not surprisingly, we found candidates in the ever-expanding ranks of the hedge-fund world, but that's not the only hot zone where you'll find young trading talent. From prop desks to the pits, youth is not wasted on this crop, any of whom could be a billionaire by 40 -- or, then again, they could be belly up and bust. But we, for one, are long the prospects of the group you’re about to meet.

    For the full text of this article, including traders' biographies, please see the August/September issue of Trader Monthly magazine.


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    Patrick Bartley
    Age: 28
    Firm: Fusionary Trading
    City: Chicago
    Trades: Eurodollar options
    Patrick Bartley's Profile


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    Adam Brodsky
    Age: 28
    Firm: Balyasny Asset Management
    City: Chicago
    Trades: Equity, industrials


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    Thomas Brown
    Age: 29
    Firm: Starmark Trading
    City: London
    Trades: Equity-index futures



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    Tripp Callan
    Age: 26
    Firm: Silver Point Capital
    City: New York
    Trades: Distressed, credit


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    Mike Caperonis
    Age: 27
    Firm: Citigroup
    City: New York
    Trades: Convertibles


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    Darren Clifford
    Age: 26
    Firm: PairCo
    City: Kelowna, British Columbia
    Trades: Equity


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    Marten Eriksson
    Age: 29
    Firm: Merrill Lynch
    City: London
    Trades: Weather, power and gas options


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    Andrew Handler
    Age: 29
    Exchange: NYBOT
    City: New York
    Trades: Cotton, coffee options


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    Charlie Katz
    Age: 30
    Firm: First New York Securities
    City: New York
    Trades: Natural gas


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    Brian Martin
    Age: 27
    Firm: Satellite Asset Management
    City: New York
    Trades: Convertibles


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    Lucas McConnell
    Age: 26
    Firm: Fusionary Trading
    City: Chicago
    Trades: Eurodollar options
    Lucas McConnell's Profile


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    Ryan McKenzie
    Age: 23
    Firm: Assent LLC
    City: Scottsdale, Arizona
    Trades: Equity


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    Manal Mehta
    Age: 25
    Firm: Morgan Stanley
    City: New York
    Trades: Distressed securities



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    Rob Milam
    Age: 29
    Firm: J.P. Morgan
    City: New York
    Trades: Par loans, credit derivatives


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    Idris Mortley
    Age: 21
    Firm: Corinthian Partners
    City: New York
    Trades: Equity



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    Mark Oryhon
    Age: 26
    Firm: Velocity Futures
    City: Houston
    Trades: DAX



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    Paul Palmeri
    Age: 29
    Firm: SMW Trading
    City: New York
    Trades: Orange-juice and coffee options


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    Rick Palmon
    Age: 27
    Firm: UBS
    City: New York
    Trades: Credit-default swaps



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    Damian Park
    Age: 27
    Firm: TD Securities
    City: New York
    Trades: Credit derivatives


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    Jennifer Pomerantz
    Age: 25
    Firm: Sandell Asset Management
    City: New York
    Trades: Equity, global natural resources


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    Andrew Priston
    Age: 28
    Firm: Refco Trading Services
    City: Montreal
    Trades: Electronic futures


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    Jason Rapp
    Age: 30
    Firm: Pierce Street Capital Management
    City: New York
    Trades: Value-oriented securities, special situations


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    Michael Ross
    Age: 29
    Firm: BP Capital
    City: Dallas
    Trades: Commodities Michael Ross's Profile


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    Michael Sakkas
    Age: 25
    Firm: Park Town Asset Management
    City: London
    Trades: Long/short U.K. equity



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    Leon Shaulov
    Age: 30
    Firm: The Galleon Group
    City: New York
    Trades: Equities, tech


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    Jeffrey Talpins
    Age: 30
    Firm: Vega Asset Management
    City: New York
    Trades: Relative-value fixed income


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    Mesh Tandon
    Age: 29
    Firm: Advest
    City: Chicago
    Trades: Junk bonds


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    Hubert Van den Bergh
    Age: 29
    Firm: Park Town Asset Management
    City: London
    Trades: Long/short U.K. equity


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    Oliver Wiener
    Age: 27
    Firm: Bass Trading
    City: New York
    Trades: Institutional equity


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    #10     Aug 9, 2005