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Build a Growing Network of Untapped Talent

Imagine a finance sector driven by leaders with a wider range of experiences and perspectives.

Are you a financial institution looking to attract and develop diverse talent?

The benefit is tangible: an analysis by McKinsey & Company in 2020 found that companies with more gender, ethnic and racial diversity are more likely to have higher financial returns.

And yet the search for talent has never been more competitive: more than 60 percent of bank CEOs believe it is more difficult than ever before to hire workers.   

ATLAS is your answer. We know the talent needed to change the finance sector is out there. In fact, we’ve dedicated ourselves to finding and nurturing that talent. We recruit college students who are the next generation of talented and diverse leaders and provide them with the experiences, knowledge, and support necessary to become finance professionals.

100% of mentors in our pilot program believe that ATLAS provides a source of diverse talent for the financial industry–and 92% responded that they are likely to recommend our ATLAS Fellows to future partners.

ATLAS - Partner Benefits

Alice Duska, 2021 Fellow

Partner Benefits

As an ATLAS partner you get to support our mission to transform the face of finance for generations to come. You’ll also have the opportunity to receive:

  • Access to highly talented, driven, and supported young professionals
  • Coaching and resources to help diverse talent succeed and thrive at your institution, from the level of entry up to the boardroom

  • Promotional opportunities to increase the visibility of your firm’s ESG efforts

The ATLAS Story

ATLAS was incubated at Balyasny Asset Management L.P. (BAM), a Chicago-based global investment manager with more than 1,000 employees. Central to BAM’s culture is a collaborative environment to empower a diverse range of professionals to reach their highest potential. With this value in mind, BAM started ATLAS to enable driven students from a variety of backgrounds to seize the opportunity to access careers at industry leading business and finance firms. BAM has always been forward thinking, and ATLAS is no exception: it is the only organization to offer multi-year college scholarships, community support, and paid summer internships at top financial firms.

In Summer 2021, BAM hosted the inaugural cohort of ATLAS Fellows for their first paid summer internship.