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Following the completion of our third summer in operation, we are excited to welcome Erica Eisenberg as the Associate Director of Foundations! In this role, Erica will oversee, lead, and guide the first- and second-year Fellows to establish a strong foundation in knowledge, networks, and skills to become the next generation of leaders in the

We are thrilled to welcome 29 high school graduates from Chicago and New York City to the third cohort of our ATLAS Fellows program! At ATLAS, our mission is to make careers in the financial industry accessible to talented young people from a variety of diverse and under-resourced backgrounds through both financial and professional support.

Byron Cordon became interested in finance at a young age. When he was 14, he wanted to get into the shoe game. He turned to the stock market, and what initially started as a way to make a little money turned into a career aspiration. Before starting his current role, Byron held numerous internships on

Executive Director of ATLAS Fellows Phoebe Anderson recently joined Cindi Koetzle as a guest on the Human Capital Institute’s Nine to Thrive Podcast. Phoebe and Cindi discussed a range of topics including why investing in young talent from diverse backgrounds is also an investment in a firm’s long-term success, how ATLAS collaborates with its industry

Why did you join ATLAS Fellows? I am someone who is passionate about understanding things outside the realm of my reach, and with very limited knowledge about the field of finance, I joined ATLAS Fellows to explore new opportunities. ATLAS has granted me an inside look at finance and helped improve my networking skills. I

ATLAS Fellows Executive Director Phoebe Anderson recently joined Matt Alder for an episode of The Recruiting Future Podcast to discuss why a zip code shouldn’t dictate a life trajectory, changing entrenched recruiting practices, and challenging the narrow definition of talent across the finance industry. Phoebe also discusses the ATLAS Fellows program, our plans for future

ATLAS Fellows is always looking for professional partners who understand the importance of diverse talent, and share our commitment to developing brilliant and under-resourced young people for a career in finance. That’s why we are thrilled to work with Baird, one of ATLAS’s first partners. From hosting interns to arranging on-the-job learning opportunities, we are

After spending our nascent years as an incubated program within Balyasny Asset Management, we are excited to announce that ATLAS Fellows is now an independent nonprofit entity. While our email will differ, our commitment to our mission will not. We look forward to our continued collaboration to change the face of finance!

ATLAS was incubated in 2021 at Balyasny Asset Management L.P., a Chicago-based investment manager. BAM recently featured ATLAS on its blog and highlighted our second summer of partnership.