Wall Street 50 – 2006

John Kevin McCarthy/Merrill Lynch

John Kevin McCarthy is a Managing Director in the Global Markets & Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch. He has held numerous positions during his tenure of over 20 years at Merrill Lynch. He began his career as a clerk on the trading floor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange for Wagner Stott Clearing Corp (now known as Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp) in October 1985. He managed the US Professional Trader client service group from 1993 until 2004 when he entered the Prime Brokerage area and in October 2005 was promoted to Cohead of Global Prime Brokerage Customer Service. His responsibilities include managing clients with assets in excess of $1 billion.

Born in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, McCarthy attended Temple University of Philadelphia and has actively participated in various industry forums such as Philadelphia Stock Exchange committees and Option Industry Council events.

A third-generation Irish American, he traces his roots back to Donegal and Gweedore and visits several times a year. He is a generous supporter of numerous charitable organizations and participates in activities to raise money for these organizations, such as the National MS Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, FACT of Bucks County and others. He lives in New York City.