Brian Zhagui, a 2021 ATLAS Fellow and a sophomore at the University of Michigan, joined ATLAS with the goal of building his network within the financial industry and improving his skills to be prepared for the workforce. During Brian’s first summer in the ATLAS program, he interned at Balyasny Asset Management with a Macro Portfolio

Q: Why did you join ATLAS Fellows? A: I was originally attracted to ATLAS Fellows because of the scholarship component. As a first-generation college student coming from a low-income background, I didn’t want my mother to take on the extra responsibility of paying for my college education. I also was intrigued by the career opportunities:

Dmitry Balyasny, the founder, managing partner and chief investment officer of Balyasny Asset Management, recently sat down for an introduction and Q&A with the Class of 2022 ATLAS Fellows.

Q: Why did you join ATLAS Fellows? A: Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a buy-side intern networking event through ATLAS. It was a fun and informative time with incredible speakers known for their work in the industry. But as I looked around the conference room full of brilliant minds and future industry leaders,

ATLAS is thrilled to welcome 25 high school seniors to the second cohort of our program! In 2021, ATLAS Fellows, Inc. was founded to open doors for brilliant and hardworking under-resourced young people to access careers in finance. It is the only organization to offer multi-year college scholarships, community support, and paid internships at top

This summer, ATLAS Fellows will intern at Balyasny Asset Management, Robert W. Baird & Co, and Jefferies Groups LLC.

ATLAS has opened applications for its 2022 career development program and is looking to accept up to 25 high school seniors from under-resourced backgrounds.

Dmitry Balyasny is recruiting interns out of high school. Here’s how the Chicago-based global investment manager is trying to diversify the financial industry by scouting young talent. A typical day in the life of a high school senior includes college test prep, filling out college applications, and worrying about getting a prom date — not