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Balyasny Asset Management Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year

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  • BAM has been named one of the Best Medium Workplaces in the U.S. by the Great Place to Work Institute and Fortune Magazine. We are honored to be recognized. It helps to reaffirm our commitment to create a great work environment, care for our people, and give back to our communities.

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Balyasny Asset Management – Why Work For Us?


undefinedBalyasny Asset Management L.P. (BAM)  founded in 2001, is an institutional investment firm dedicated to delivering consistent, uncorrelated absolute returns in all market environments. BAM has offices in Chicago, New York, Greenwich, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London.

At BAM, we are our talent. We are a growing firm that offers a multitude of professional opportunities. Through BAM’s selective hiring process, we target the best and brightest in the business, and strive to create an environment which attracts and retains top talent. Maintaining a culture where people are energized to come to work is paramount to our success. Our team is motivated to perform each and every day.

As a result, BAM has built a reputation as a firm that provides the tools necessary for talented individuals to achieve their goals and reach their highest potential.

Finding our edge through performance and culture.

BAM was built with the best elements of single and multi-manager investment firms. Our founders recognized that in order to build a successful firm, we had to remove silos, promote growth from within, possess a collaborative spirit, and evolve with the market. This begins with the people we hire and our dedication to our clients around the world.

Proprietary BAM trading tools and technology.

Our teams of software engineers and data scientists work at the forefront of technology, leveraging the latest research in machine learning, big data, cloud computing, and much more. Our technology teams build robust tools that provide our portfolio managers, analysts and traders the information they need to drive our business.

Dedicated to risk discipline.

Risk management permeates all aspects of our business, from investment staff hiring through clearance and settlement. See how BAM manages organizational, operational and investment risk.

Committed to the highest compliance standards.

BAM has always been committed to the highest legal and ethical standards. From our experienced team to our disciplined processes and procedures, we always make decisions based on the long-term interests of our clients. See how we execute our unyielding fiduciary commitment to our investors.

Excellence in risk management.

BAM’s business philosophy brings together different teams who have unique expertise, and a process that emphasizes deep fundamental work in their areas of responsibility. Our teams work within a well-defined risk framework that is designed to encourage true alpha generation. We allocate capital across asset classes and strategies, and encourage internal collaboration among teams to improve their individual potential. Our risk management process has been honed through more than 15 years of real-life experience in challenging markets.

THE BAM WAY

Founded in 2001 by Dmitry Balyasny with a team of 12 in Chicago, Balyasny Asset Management L.P. (BAM) has grown to be five main offices in three countries with over 200 professionals. Although the company has grown, the original premise remains the same: Create a culture with a work-hard / play-hard mentality where successful people can grow to their potential and feel part of a "family".

The meritocracy environment at BAM is one that empowers the entrepreneurial spirit of our employees. BAM gives its employees autonomy and challenges them to take their roles to the next level and then compensates based on results.

It is truly BAM's culture that sets us apart from the rest of the industry.

CAREERS

At BAM, we are our talent. We are a growing firm that offers a multitude of professional opportunities. Through BAM's selective hiring process, we target the best and brightest in the business, and strive to create an environment which attracts and retains top talent. Maintaining a culture where people are energized to come to work is paramount to our success. Our team is motivated to perform each and every day.

As a result, BAM has built a reputation as a firm that provides the tools necessary for talented individuals to achieve their goals and reach their highest potential.

We look for talented people who:

  • Have a passion for the financial markets
  • Embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and are self starters
  • Are dedicated and hard-working
  • Have the highest integrity
  • Are confident yet humble
  • Want to learn and grow
  • Have intellectual curiosity
  • Are team players and enjoy collaboration

Be a part of something special.

Working at BAM is not just about a job. It's about joining a community of people who share common goals to always perform at our best, to support one another, and to do what's best for our clients and the firm. When the markets close, we continue to build strong relationships through family-friendly events like Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, career development training, firm events, and group workouts in our on-site gyms.

Building a community.

At BAM, we aim to foster community among our people. We organize fitness-focused "Healthy Happy Hours," and fun social events that allow employees to get to know one another a little better. Check out a few photos from some recent events.

An environment for creativity.

Our offices are designed to support cross-team collaboration, creativity and camaraderie. From our open floor plans and kitchen spaces to our libraries and shared workrooms, we have a comfortable space for everyone.


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    Poor work life balance. You will work a lot but the people around you are good people so it makes long hours acceptable.

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Balyasny Asset Management Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Balyasny Asset Management (Chicago, IL).

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    It was very well structured. There were 2 rounds. One technical and one HR. After that I was flown to chicago for 3 more rounds, all technical. The interviews were mainly on data structures and puzzles.

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Balyasny Asset Management Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Best Medium Workplaces in the U.S., Fortune, 2017

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