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Balyasny-Backed Nonprofit ATLAS Fellows Accepts 2022 Cohort; Secures Corporate Partnership

Balyasny Asset Management-backed non-profit ATLAS Fellows Inc. has welcomed 26 high school seniors to the second class of its career development program.

The 2022 cohort, consisting of talented and ambitious students with significant interests across both finance and STEM broadly, will build upon the success of its 2021 program, which hosted 17 students. In turn, the 2021 ATLAS Cohort will advance onto the next phase of the program’s four-year curriculum through summer internships with leading industry corporate partners, including Jefferies, RW Baird and Bridge Investment Group, among others. Founding corporate partner Balyasny Asset Management will host the 2022 Cohort for their first summer within the program.

Launched in 2021, ATLAS seeks to build a new generation of leaders across the financial sector. Through its programming, the non-profit addresses four main barriers to a successful college, post-college, and career readiness journey by specifically concentrating on financial support, real-world experiences, professional guidance, and community for students throughout Chicago, New York City and Teton County, Wyoming.

“Balyasny is proud to partner with ATLAS Fellows for its second summer as it continues to empower highly talented, accomplished individuals from all backgrounds reach their full potential. We look forward to welcoming the 2022 cohort as interns across the firm to help them explore and achieve their goals within the financial sector—and to building a pathway for them to potentially bring their talent back to BAM after college graduation,” commented Dmitry Balyasny, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and the Chief Investment Officer of Balyasny Asset Management.

Overall, the ATLAS 2022 cohort includes 10 students from Chicago and 16 from New York City, 73% of which identify as first-generation within their families to attend university, with an average household income of $51,152. Specifically, the cohort includes students interested in pursuing a wide range of academic disciplines across the broader finance and STEM sectors, including entrepreneurship, statistics, computer science, and community building, 27% of which identify as Black, 31% Latino/a, 31% Asian, 15% Caucasian, and 4% as Other.

Current members of the 2021 ATLAS cohort are from New York, Chicago, and Teton County Wyoming, and attend top schools in the United States including Brown University, Cornell University, University of Chicago, Howard University, Notre Dame University, and University of Michigan among others.

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