Your Wall Street Guides
Andrew lives and works on Wall Street. As a former Vice President at Deutsche Bank (located at 60 Wall St), he traded structured credit bonds, specifically CDOs, and helped manage a billion dollar trading business. He was on the front lines of the financial crisis.
The inside story of Andrew's trading desk is told in The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis and The Greatest Trade Ever by Gregory Zuckerman. Andrew and his guides were filmed for the DVD feature in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps directed by Oliver Stone.
Andrew loves to teach and has taught Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he earned his SB and MBA degrees. An avid traveler, he has visited over 20 countries on 6 continents. He grew up in NYC, worked in the San Francisco Bay Area and has studied in Barcelona Spain. He played blackjack professionally and was banned from Vegas casinos. Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas tells the story of some of his contemporaries.
His mission is to educate and entertain to ensure visitors leave with a better understanding of Wall Street.
Tom had worked on Wall Street since 2000, including most recently at Goldman Sachs. A native New Yorker, he has watched his home transform from a crime ridden city in the 70s to the safe, vibrant, world class metropolis it is today.
As an historian, Tom loves to share his knowledge and experience with the people he meets and imbue them his love and respect for this great borough of Manhattan and the people who live and work here.
Tom's interests are unique and varied. He received his degree in Vocal Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has toured the world singing opera and musical theater to great acclaim.
He is excited about sharing his time and talents and looks forward to being your guide.
With just $500 in his pocket and all his belongings James could carry in two suitcases, he moved to New York from Chicago to pursue a performing arts career. Five years later, James was on Broadway. He performed in Oh! Calcutta! which has the distinction of being the 5th longest-running show on Broadway, just behind A Chorus Line, Les Miserables, Cats and Phantom of the Opera. He appeared in several films, and acted on the since-demised NBC soap opera, Another World.
While in New York City, James worked on Wall Street since 1996 in the Investment Banking Division of several firms, most notably Goldman Sachs. James discovered that tour guiding is a perfect marriage of his performing arts skills, Wall Street experience and his love of history. He welcomes the opportunity to conduct your tour, and to share his passion for the New York City and Wall Street sagas.
Sandy knows about Wall Street from the ground up. During college he worked as a messenger for a brokerage firm located two blocks from the New York Stock Exchange. After researching stories for a television documentary series, Sandy became a reporter for Traders Magazine. He served as a technical advisor on Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning film, Wall Street, starring Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko. Sandy is the author of several American history books, including Westward Expansion: An Eyewitness History, and has contributed articles to the Museum of American Finance's Financial History magazine. He has taught business writing workshops at the New York Public Library's Science, Industry and Business Library. Sandy is a member of the New York Financial Writers' Association.
Benoit worked for investment bank Newcourt Capital, now part of Citigroup, where he helped prepare documentation for IPOs in the Internet sector. He left Wall Street to pursue his passion for opera singing. As a professional singer, he sang in leading roles throughout the world including Monte Carlo, Osaka, San Francisco, Beijing, Paris, and on worldwide satellite broadcast. Today he's an investor and day trader. He enjoys sharing his experience of Wall Street and conducts tours in both French and English.
Tony is a life long resident of New York City. He has worked behind the scenes in Banking and Finance starting with the turbulence of the mid 1970's and through the 2008 economic crisis. His versatility was in demand by a number of entities including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Nomura Securities and Barclays Capital. Tony’s educational training includes Pace University Business and NYU Law Schools. He maintains an active Series 7 trading license.
In addition to his detail knowledge of local history, his love of New York City was often demonstrated to the visitors of the former Twin Towers where he managed the 2 World Trade Center Observation Deck.
Jared began his Wall Street career as a registered stockbroker for E.F. Hutton and CO. in the 1980's. Jared graduated with honors from law school and has worked on white collar criminal cases. He is an avid thoroughbred horse breeder and racing fan and his wife is an equine veterinarian. Jared is also an amateur NYC historian and loves introducing this great city to visitors.
Joe is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, and lived in New York City for most of his life. A graduate of NYU Law School, Joe started his legal career practicing finance, corporate and securities law at a typical, large New York City corporate law firm.
Joe has worked with many of the city's largest financial institutions, including Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, has lunched in the New York Stock Exchange's members' dining room and, as a junior lawyer, attended part of the Enron bankruptcy hearing right here in Lower Manhattan.
When he is not otherwise practicing law, Joe loves sharing with visitors his insider's view of the financial capital of the world.
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