2014 Wall Street 50
By The Irish America Team
October / November 2014
For seventeen years, Irish America has sought out and recognized the best and the brightest Irish-American and Irish-born leaders in the financial sphere, and this year is no exception. The fifty honorees of 2014 are an extraordinary, inspiring, and diverse group – from standout rising stars to masterful Wall Street veterans, this year’s list is comprised of both new faces and longtime friends of Irish America. And as varied as the counties they come from, so too are the sectors in which these distinguished financiers work.
The 2014 Wall Street 50 honorees share a commitment to bettering the American economy. Some do this by handling investments and capital, some by developing and implementing the strategies and technology that make it all happen. Together, they recognize a heritage of unrelenting perseverance, a commitment to family, and the responsibility to others because of the struggles of their ancestors. As Suni Harford of Citigroup puts it, “It’s a legacy of persistence in the face of tremendous adversity, and an overriding optimism. I am proud to be a part of such a legacy.”
The honorees are a testament to the power of the diaspora – from the fourth-generation Irish Americans who are themselves the manifestation of their ancestors’ dreams, to the many Irish-born who continue to work to maintain the strong connections and forge new bonds between our two great countries.
The Irish America Team
The full 2014 list can be seen here.
This issue’s cover story on Kathleen Lynch, COO of UBS, who is our Keynote Speaker for the Annual Irish America Wall Street 50 Awards Dinner, can be read here.