Dmitry Balyasny is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Balyasny Asset Management L.P (BAM), which was founded in December 2001. Dmitry is actively involved in daily firm investing, and chairs the Executive Committee. He began his trading career with Schonfeld Securities, LLC in 1994, has been an active investor in hedge funds since 1999. Dmitry earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Loyola University in Chicago. He serves as a Teach for America Chicago Board Member, and serves as a Board Member for the Chicago Chapter of the Ayn Rand Institute. Dmitry helps to promote the educational and public outreach activities of the Institute throughout the greater Chicago area.